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School Group Matinees


We’re sorry – there are no in-person student matinees schedule through May 2021. Please see our virtual student matinees below.

The PACE Center offers educators the opportunity to integrate and enrich their curriculum with live performing arts productions that make 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 the PACE Center Box Office. Complete a Group Reservation Form. Student Group orders will receive confirmation by way of email invoice from the 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. Homeschool groups of less than ten must call the Box Office for individual seating only; please do not submit a school group reservation form.

Please review the Student Matinee Guide before attending a performance at PACE Center. Download the 2019/2020 Student Matinee Flyer to share with your fellow teachers today!


2021/2022 Pre-K & Elementary & Middle School Matinees

Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground
50-minute virtual and interactive show
Grades: 3-8
Fee: $200 M-W; $300 M-F; $15 per household for homeschool groups
Available: January – June 2021
Click here for show details and to order your virtual program.

Doktor Kaboom: It’s Just Rocket Science
3 Videos exploring Newton’s Laws of Motion
Grades: 3-8
Fee: $150
Available: February 8 – June 30, 2021
Click here for show details and to order your virtual program.


2021/2022 High School Matinees

Information coming soon!


2021/2022 Summer Camps Matinees

June 7 – 9, 2021
10:00 am and 12:00 pm at The Schoolhouse Theater

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 via email.