Student Matinees

Each year, we offer Season for Youth Student Matinees during the regular school day. Available at reduced rates for school groups, these performances engage and expose youth to the wonders of live, professional theatre and help inspire and build the next generation of theatre lovers!  We hope you and your students will join us!


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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; Adapted and Directed by Kate Buckley; poster artworkWaitlist Only

“A brand new production of our favorite holiday tradition!”

November 30, December 9,10,14,15 and 16

We are absolutely thrilled that — after such a long time apart — we are opening our season with this meaningful classic!
Join us to witness Scrooge’s life-changing journey as members of our resident company perform Dickens’ moving Christmas story of love and redemption.

CBT MainStage          Performances: 9:30 am
Approximate length: 2 hours♦          Recommended for: Grades  K-12


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon; Adapted by Simon Stephens (artwork)

“A Broadway smash hit and spectacular, atypical mystery.”February 8, 11, and make-up day February 18

Christopher, an extraordinary young man, discovers the slain body of his neighbor’s dog. Determined to find the killer, he embarks on his first-ever excursion, carefully following the evidence wherever it leads him. His detective work takes the young hero on an exciting journey brimming with adventure and discovery that ultimately transforms his world.

CBT MainStage          Performances: 9:30 am
Approximate length: 2 hours♦          Recommended for: Grades  9-12


She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen (artwork)

“Dungeons & Dragons… and more… come to life in this adventure-filled story about sisterhood and acceptance.”April 1, 5 and make-up date April 8

Agnes, the “average” sister, discovers a fantasy gaming notebook written by Tilly, her “anything-but-average” sister, that offers unexpected clues into her sister’s life.  Determined to know Tilly better, Agnes enters the raucously imaginative world of Dungeons & Dragons…and discovers things she’d never imagined.

Carousel Theatre           Performances: 9:30 am
Approximate length: 2 hours♦       Recommended for: Mature middle-schoolers and up

Length of productions may vary.


 

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To make your visit a memorable one, we offer several incentives:

  • Each student ticket is only $6 each
  • One complimentary ticket is available per 10 student tickets. [A maximum of 15% of the group may be comprised of chaperones to ensure that as many students as possible have the opportunity to attend our productions.]
  • Study guides will be sent to you prior to the performance to help you prepare your students.

Interested groups can also request post-performance discussions with the actors and/or technicians or tours of the facility to further broaden the educational experience.


Ticket Subsidies:

Student ticket subsidies (STS) for schools are available through the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The application and guidelines can be accessed here
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Online application available August 12, 2021.

As a part of the Season for Youth program, discussion guides are available for teachers and are mailed out. Interested groups can also request post-performance discussions with the actors and/or technicians or tours of the facility to further broaden the educational experience.

Note: We are unable to admit children under five (5) years of age. Due to fire code restrictions, lap-seating is strictly prohibited.


Read more about the major benefits for students who attend live theatre!


Please make your reservations as early as possible as reservations are made on a “first come, first served” basis. Student matinees frequently sell out, in which case schools/classes are placed on a waiting list for admission. Students younger than 5 will not be admitted into the theatre auditorium. Changes made to an order after the payment deadline are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.  More information is available by calling the CBT Box Office at (865) 974-5161.


Please send payments to:

University of Tennessee
Clarence Brown Theatre
Attn: Box Office
206 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0420