2020-21 Student Matinee Update

In-Person Student Matinees Cancelled
Due to the continued ban on mass gatherings and the complex challenges around performing during the pandemic, we have delayed the start of our
2020-21 season until December, and we will not be offering in-person student matinee performances of our mainstage shows.

Virtual Student Matinees Possible!
A lifelong love of theatre often starts with a school bus ride to see a student matinee performance at the Playhouse. While this season will not include bus rides for in-person experiences, we are hoping to provide high-quality video productions of our mainstage performances for use during this school year. Our season kicks off with a new, one-person adaptation of
A Christmas Carol, presented by First Financial Bank. We hope to have more information later in the fall.

For reference in future seasons, our regular, in-person student matinee performances begin at 10 a.m., and tickets are $15 each. For every 15 paid student tickets, one complimentary ticket is provided. A $15 processing fee is added to each order.

Questions? Contact Piper N. Davis at piper.davis@cincyplay.com.

 

Resources

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

All in attendance at the performance must be included in your reservation, including chaperones and bus drivers. There are no extra seats beyond the number a school has reserved. Payment for student matinees must be made no later than 45 days prior to your performance dates. Adjustments to your reservation may be made up to that point. It is the responsibility of the teacher to be aware of performance dates and deadlines related to his or her reservation(s). After 45 days prior, we will consider the reservation final and the school will be responsible for full payment. Reservations are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
All individuals in attendance at the performance must be included in your reservation, including chaperones and bus drivers. There are no extra seats beyond the number that a school has reserved. Payment for A Christmas Carol student matinees must be made no later than Sept. 15. Adjustments to your reservation may be made up to that point. After Sept. 15, if full payment has not been received, the reservation will be canceled.

For Schools on the Waiting List
Regardless of the Sept. 15 deadline — if you are on the waiting list or join at any time, and then you receive confirmation that seats have become available for your school, your payment will be due within two weeks of receiving your confirmation.

Please email piper.davis@cincyplay.com with any questions or concerns.

Every spring (generally in late April or early May), we host a special reception for teachers. Attend the reception for the earliest opportunity to sign up students for matinees. Registration for the upcoming season begins at the reception and opens online and via telephone the next morning. However, attendance at the reception does not guarantee that you will receive the performance(s) desired. A Christmas Carol is usually sold out by the end of May and only accepting waiting list requests.

To receive an invitation to the reception and notice of the registration opening date, please email the following information to piper.davis@cincyplay.com:

  • Contact Name
  • School Name
  • Address
  • Primary Phone
  • School Email Address
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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