Unique opportunities for your students to engage with Berkeley Rep

Student matinees & student groups

Bring your students to the Theatre! For only $10 per student, middle and high school students can attend theatre with their classes as part of the Student Matinee Series—plus, a complimentary chaperone ticket is included with every 10 student tickets purchased. Performances listed as student matinees are reserved exclusively for student groups and include post-show Q&A sessions with the cast.

To purchase your Student Matinee Series tickets, please complete this order form and mail, fax, or email the completed form to us. Please note that we require payment in full at the time of your order. See order form for terms and conditions.

2016–17 student matinee schedule

It Can’t Happen Here

October 26, 2016 · noon
November 1, 2016 · noon

The Last Tiger in Haiti

November 2, 2016 · noon

946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

January 17, 2017 · noon


March 30, 2017 · noon

Please check back for 2017–18 Student Matinee Series dates.

New! Transportation subsidy

With the generous support of The Reva and David Logan Foundation, we’re offering qualified schools bus micro-grants to attend our 2016–17 Student Matinee Series. Let your commute be on us, and bring your students to witness live, professional theatre in Downtown Berkeley.

It’s simple! A limited number of grants up to $650 to be used toward bus rentals will be granted to Title 1 schools or schools demonstrating need. Download the order form for application details.

Questions? Email studentmatinee@berkeleyrep.org or call 510 647–2943.

Can’t make these dates? Middle, high school, and college student groups of 10 or more can attend other select performances for $15 per ticket. Learn more about bringing your group or email Samanta Cubias at groups@berkeleyrep.org to inquire.

Backstage Tour

Go behind the scenes at a Tony Award-winning theatre. Students get up close and personal with the working life of a professional theatre and experience the real-world context of class curriculum. Get a taste for how shows are created, from rehearsal to costume shop, backstage to balcony. Learn about career opportunities in the performing arts and meet theatre professionals. Backstage Tours last approximately one hour and can be combined with other outreach workshops or student matinees, based on availability and scheduling.

Program benefits

  • Learn and apply basic theatre vocabulary, skills, and knowledge. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.3)
  • Apply theatre arts curriculum to real-world context.
  • Teach students about career opportunities in the performing arts.

To book a Backstage Tour, please complete the registration form. We will contact you to confirm your scheduling once we have received all necessary registration information.

Workshop dates

February–May 2017

Workshop length


Maximum class size

30 students / 1 teaching artist

Grade level

Grades 4–12

New concepts and vocabulary introduced

  • Acting areas
  • Actor
  • Actor’s position
  • Blocking
  • Character
  • Collaboration
  • Costume
  • Cue
  • Design
  • Dialogue
  • Diction
  • Director
  • Dramaturg
  • Dress rehearsal
  • Ensemble
  • Genre
  • Place
  • Play
  • Playwright
  • Proscenium
  • Rehearsal
  • Run crew
  • Script
  • Stage direction
  • Stage manager
  • Theme
  • Thrust
  • Vocal projection
  • Voice