School Group Matinees

PACE Center offers educators the opportunity to integrate and enrich their curriculum with live performing arts productions making curriculum connections with science, physics, health, literature, language arts, history, social studies, social and family life-skills, cooperation and teamwork, self-expression and performing arts. Parker Arts strives to provide access for youth, schools and other cultural organizations to engage in performing arts education and enrichment. 

Student matinees are provided several times throughout the school year. Often, matinee performances include post-show “talk-backs” with actors, directors, writers, or technical crew that allow students to ask questions and further enrich their theater-going experience. Most student matinees include a study guide to assist in lesson plans. 

Student group tickets are only $7 and one complimentary chaperone ticket is available for every ten student tickets purchased (up to ten chaperone tickets per group).

Group reservations are available only through PACE Center Box Office. Complete a Group Reservation Form online here. Student Group orders will receive confirmation by way of email invoice from PACE Center Box Office that is due 30 days in advanced of the performance. For questions or seating availability, please call the Box Office at 303.805.6800.

Please review the Student Matinee Guide before attending a performance at PACE Center.
2016/2017 Pre-K & Elementary School Matinees 
• Rock The Presidents 
        October 28, 2016, 10:00am and 12:00pm
• Super Scientific Circus 
        November 9, 2016, 10:00am and 12:00pm
 • Disney's Beauty And The Beast
         January 27, 2016, 10:0am
         February 3, 2016, 10:00am
• The Berenstain Bears LIVE! In Family Matters, the Musical 
         February 23, 2017, 10:00am and 12:00pm 
• Laura Ingalls Wilder 
         March 2, 2017, 10:00am and 12:00pm 
• Cirque Montage
         March 24, 2017, 12:00pm
• Mr. Popper's Penguins 
         April 5, 2017 10:00am and 12:00pm
         April 6, 2017 10:00am and 12:00pm 
         April 7, 2017 10:00am 
• Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience
         May 19, 2017, 12:00pm
Download the 2016/2017 PACE Center Student Matinee Series Flyer for your fellow teachers and principal!
2016/2017 Middle School & High School Matinees 
• The Diary of Anne Frank 
         November 18, 2016, 10:00am at The Schoolhouse Theater
• Disney's Beauty And The Beast 
         January 27, and February 3, 2017, 10:00am
• Cirque Montage
          March 24, 2017, 12:00pm
• Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience
          May 19, 2017, 12:00pm
Outreach & Residencies
Student and teacher workshops are occasionally available to support selected performances. National and local actors, writers, directors or technical staff bring knowledge and instruction inside classrooms supporting teachers in their efforts to enrich education with real-life experiences. Teachers, if you are interested in this level of engagement, we encourage you to ask what is available for your curriculum. Limited opportunities exist for students to work on-stage with professional actors and musicians.

Financial Assistance & Busing Scholarships
Thanks to PACE Center Members and many local sponsors and donors, including the Greater Parker Foundation, Parker Arts is able to provide financial assistance to qualified schools for ticketing or busing assistance. To apply for a busing scholarship please submit a completed Scholarship Application Form with a letter from your school's principal stating your qualifications. Application must be received no later than thirty days in advance of your field trip to PACE Center. For qualifications and funding availability inquires, please contact Education Manager Kirstin Fletcher at 303.805.3364 or