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2023-24 Season Student Matinees

Bring your students to a mainstage production at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in the all-new Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre. 

Visit our Schools page to explore what else is available for teachers and students.

In order to serve as many schools as possible, you may request up to 60 tickets for one production. Your count must include every person who will attend the show – students, teachers, chaperones and/or bus drivers. Homeschool groups may have one adult per homeschool household. You’ll be able to request additional tickets that may become available based on demand.

Student matinees begin at 10 a.m. and tickets are $15 each. For every 15 paid student tickets, we provide one complimentary ticket. A $15 processing fee is added to each order.

To register, please email with the following information:

  • Name
  • School
  • School Address
  • Phone Number
  • Show Name
  • Performance Date Requested (in order of preference)
  • Number of Tickets




Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 (SOLD OUT!)

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 (SOLD OUT!)

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023 (SOLD OUT!)

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023 (SOLD OUT!)

IMPORTANT NOTE: While there is limited availability in some of the performances of A Christmas Carol, there is a waiting list that we are using to fill remaining seats. If you are interested in bringing your school to A Christmas Carol, please send the above information to join the waiting list. As schools finalize their numbers, we anticipate the potential for additional availability. Once you are on the waiting list and if you receive confirmation that seats have become available for your school, your payment will be due within two weeks of receiving your confirmation.

Must be first-grade or older; no children under five will be admitted.
The holiday story you love unfolds in spectacular fashion with a brand-new production specially designed for Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre! In Charles Dickens’ classic tale, Ebenezer Scrooge is a greedy curmudgeon who finds his heart changing when three spirits and the ghost of a long-lost friend show him the errors of his ways. Across one fateful Christmas Eve night, Scrooge recalls the warmth and generosity of past loved ones, learns the value of kindness through Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family and glimpses a terrifying future should his heart remain the same. Featuring dazzling new set, costume and lighting designs, A Christmas Carol promises a magical holiday experience for your family like never before!



By VANESSA SEVERO in collaboration with JOANIE SCHULTZ

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024  (CANCELED)

Recommended for high school students only. This theatrical re-telling features some sexual situations and violence — although mostly presented in an implied or stylized fashion — and blood is depicted on stage. Click here to view a detailed Content Advisory.

Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale comes back to life in this evocative world premiere where everyone has a secret…and those secrets are deadly. Lifelong friends Mina and Lucy share intimate details about the men in their lives. Dr Seward works to unlock the mystery of Renfield’s strange affliction with the help of his friend Van Helsing, who carries her own secret. Jonathan Harker returns from Transylvania with a dark disclosure. As tensions rise, temptation lures them into double lives as they unmask one man, Count Dracula. Created by Vanessa Severo (Frida…A Self Portrait) and Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Joanie Schultz, this bold, highly theatrical re-telling breathes new life and new blood into the most famous vampire story of all time and pulses with humor, humanity and blood-curdling thrills.



We support in-person student matinees with a range of resources that extend and deepen the theatre experience and connect it to the classroom. These include:

  • Educator's Guides:
  • Post-show Q&A sessions with the actors
  • Copies of the play script

Helpful Hints

Payment for A Christmas Carol student matinees must be made no later than Sept. 15, 2023. Adjustments to your reservation may be made up to that point Payment for the Dracula student matinee must by made no later than Jan. 17, 2024, After the payment deadline, if full payment has not been received, the reservation will be canceled.

For Schools on the Waiting List
Regardless of the payment deadline — if you are on the waiting list and then receive confirmation that seats have become available for your school, your payment will be due within two weeks of receiving your confirmation.
The Playhouse cannot accommodate motor coach and bus parking onsite. Motor coaches and buses must arrive early to secure parking in Eden Park. We suggest bus drivers turn onto Mt. Adams Drive and allow students to disembark by the steps. Then park along that drive. Arrival by 9:30 a.m. is strongly encouraged.


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