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Student matinees

We are thrilled to return to live theatre and to bring our school communities with us!

All Student Matinees for our 2023/24 Season are now sold out. Interested schools who do not yet have tickets may now:

  • Learn more about our discount rates for School Group Ticketing and book your visit with our Group Sales team. (Please note that while Pre or Post-Show workshops are included in official Student Matinee programming, school groups booking on a different date can choose to register for their own  pre or post-show companion programming.)
  • Learn more about Berkeley Rep's DIG IN programming, which gives school communities access to digital recordings of our productions for FREE.
  • Email to get on our Student Matinee waitlist.

We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!


2023/24 season performances:

  • POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
    Estimated runtime: 1 hr, 45 mins (intermission included)
    Thursday, October 5, 2023 – 1pm | SOLD OUT
  • Bulrusher
    Estimated runtime: 2 hrs, 10 mins (intermission included)
    Thursday, November 30, 2023 – 1pm | SOLD OUT
  • Cult of Love
    Estimated runtime: 1 hr, 30 mins (no intermission)
    Thursday, February 8, 2024 – 1pm | SOLD OUT
  • The Far Country
    Estimated runtime: 2 hrs (intermission included)
    Thursday, March 21, 2024 – 1pm | SOLD OUT
    Tuesday, March 26, 2024 – 12pm | SOLD OUT
  • Galileo
    Estimated runtime: 2 hrs, 30 mins (intermission included)
    Tuesday, May 14, 2024 – 12pm | SOLD OUT


Educators please note: All student groups attending a Student Matinee performance are required to attend a pre-show workshop either on-site at Berkeley Rep the day of the show, or in their classroom. This 30–45-minute workshop is an opportunity for us to personally welcome your students to Berkeley Rep, share with them what to expect at a live theatre performance, and offer insights into the historical and social context/themes surrounding the show. 

Your Student Matinee at a Glance

Sample schedule. Actual times are show dependent and will be provided upon registration.  

11:15-11:30 AM — School arrival to Berkeley Rep 

11:30-12:15 PM Pre-show workshop with Berkeley Rep Teaching Artist (required for all schools) 

12:15-12:45 PM Lunch/down time (food can be brought by students, ordered by teachers and delivered to Berkeley Rep, or easily purchased in the surrounding Downtown)  

12:45-1:00 PM School transition to theatre 

1:00 – 2:30 PM Show 


Can’t attend an in-person matinee?

Access Berkeley Rep’s world class theatre in your classroom for free!

Learn more about Berkeley Rep’s Digital Initiative


Lead education funders

California Arts CouncilJonathan Logan Family Foundation

Gisele & Kenneth F. Miller

The Woodlawn Foundation

Executive education funder

Koret Foundation

Sustaining education funder

Wells Fargo

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