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2024-2025 Student Matinees

We are thrilled to once again provide student matinee performances during our upcoming 2024-2025 season.

Season Overview Guide:

Our 2024-25 Season Overview Guide will be available this summer.

Play Guides:

Play guides for each of our 2024-25 shows will be available approximately one week from first student matinee performance fro each show.

Our 2024-2025 Student Matinee schedule:

Click here for our 2024-25 Season Student Matinee Advisory Guide

The Play That Goes Wrong

Recommended for grades 5 - 12
Performances take place in the Max Bell Theatre

Wednesday, September 18, 11:00am - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, September 25, 11:00am - SOLD OUT
Thursday, September 26, 11:00am - EXTREMELY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

The Lehman Trilogy

Recommended for grades 10 - 12
Performances take place in the Max Bell Theatre

Wednesday, October 30, 11:00am

A Christmas Carol

Recommended for grades 1 -12
Performances take place in the Max Bell Theatre

Wednesday, November 27, 11:00am - SOLD OUT
Thursday, November 28, 11:00am - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, December 4, 11:00am - SOLD OUT
Thursday, December 5, 11:00am - SOLD OUT

A Streetcar Named Desire

Recommended for grades 11 - 12
Performances take place in the Max Bell Theatre

Wednesday, February 12, 11:00am - SOLD OUT

Blithe Spirit

Recommended for grades 7 - 12
Performances take place in the Max Bell Theatre

Wednesday, April 2, 2025 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 9, 2025 - 11:00am


Recommended for grades 10 - 12
Performances take place in the Arts Commons Big Secret Theatre

Wednesday, May 7, 2025 - 11:00am - EXTREMELY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Legally Blonde

Recommended for grades 8 - 12
Performances take place in the Max Bell Theatre

Wednesday, May 28, 2025 - 11:00am - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, June 4, 2025 - 11:00am - EXTREMELY LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Wednesday, June 11, 2025 - 11:00am

The price is $20 per student. For every 15 tickets purchased, we are pleased to offer ONE complimentary chaperone ticket. Please send us an email and our Box Office team will contact you back to book your school, collect payment and provide further details.

Please include the following information in your email:

  • School name

  • Grade(s)

  • Date of performance

  • Number of seats required (total including both students AND adults)

  • Teacher/Contact name

  • Email Address

  • Phone number

  • Best time to contact you by phone

  • If Any Attendees Require Special Seats Due To Mobility, Sight, Hearing Or Other Limitations

PLEASE NOTE:  Seating is limited, all bookings are done on a first come first serve basis by email only. A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking.


Do you have additional questions? We have created an FAQ that should answer most of inquiries. 

Student Matinee Frequently Asked Questions 

Food or drink are not permitted to be consumed in the Max Bell Theatre seats and during the show. Students are welcome to bring their lunch and eat their lunch in their seats either before the performance begins once they are seated or during intermission. Please note that there is not enough time for them to leave and purchase lunch.

While not required, all students, teachers, parents, volunteers, and chaperones are welcome to wear a mask in the lobby and seating area of the theatre.

Please review our Safety & Comfort protocols for additional information.

Bring your students to Theatre Calgary to take in our season’s productions and get an interactive journey through the world of live theatre. This program is offered to students from grades 1-12, but please read information about each show to ensure the production is rated appropriately for your students.

To order tickets or for more information, email  or call our Box Office at 587-441-9060.

Complimentary Chaperone Ticket

Complimentary Chaperone Ticket

One complimentary chaperone ticket is provided for every 15 student tickets purchased. We urge you to book well in advance - Theatre Calgary Student Matinees sell out quickly.

To order tickets or for more information, email or call the Box Office at 587-441-9060.

Photo by Meghan McMaster.

Benefits of Student Matinees

Make the most out of your student’s visit to Theatre Calgary! We offer many interactive activities to immerse your class in the world of live theatre.

Pre-show chats with artists

Join us in our lobby before the show and get the inside scoop from a member of the production’s creative team.

Backstage tours

Explore the world of Theatre Calgary as we take you backstage to show you the secrets behind the plays you see on the Max Bell stage. Tours are available for classes of up to 20 students.


Join cast members after every student matinee performance for a discussion about the play and an opportunity to ask them all the questions.

Reading Scripts

If you have any questions or special concerns about the content of the play, you may borrow a reading copy of the script. To request a reading copy or to receive additional information, please email our Box Office.

Play Guides

Help prepare your students for their visit by downloading our play guides, which include background information about the play and discussion topics for after the show. Play guides can be found on the individual show pages, approximately a week before the run of the show begins.

Tyrell Crews, Shannon Taylor in Pride and Prejudice.
Photo by Trudie Lee

General Information

Start time

Shows start promptly at 11:00am. The doors to the lobby will be open at 10:00 am and we will start seating students at this time.  We advise you to arrive at the theatre no later than 10:45 am.

Buses and parking

If you require parking, please inquire through Calgary Parking Authority prior to your attendance.


We do not issue individual tickets for each student. Seat numbers are submitted to the Front of House department prior to your attendance and your seating is assigned the day of the performance. Front of house staff members will be present and will direct your group to their seats, to fill the house as effectively as possible.

Important Information

Gum, cell phones, cameras, and any recording devices are not allowed. Please ensure that your students are aware of this.

For performances with intermissions, we request that students do not leave the lobby areas during the intermission. If students leave the theatre and are late returning, they may not be able to get back into the auditorium once the second act begins. House Manager warnings for intermission cannot be heard outside the lobby areas.

John Mann, Tom Jackson in Beyond Eden.
Photo by Emily Cooper