2022 Student Matinee

School Matinees
 

2022–2023 In-Person Student Matinees

 

Our in-person student matinees include:

  • Seating at the historic Paramount Theatre, observing COVID-19 health and safety measures recommended by the CDC
  • $10 ticket per student for non Title-One schools, $6 ticket per student for Title-One schools. One free adult ticket for every 10 students
  • TEKS connections
  • An engaging optional pre-show workshop. Our teaching artists will come to your school/organization and prepare students for the content of the show
  • Students and teachers will take home Discovery Guides designed for each field trip filled with interactive and educational activities
  • A virtual tour of the Paramount Theatre. Students and teachers will experience the Paramount like never before, getting up close to the ornate proscenium, our backstage autograph wall, the film booth, and more.

Digital Field Trips will also be offered during the 2022-2023 school year, and will be announced at a later date.

Click here to access registration for 2021-2022 digital field trips, available to schools at no cost until May 31, 2022


Winnie the Pooh

From Rockefeller Productions, New York, NY

Best for PreK – 2nd Grade

The Paramount Theatre
Monday, September 26, 2022 at 10am and 12pm
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 10am and 12pm
Show run time: 55 minutes

Disney’s iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (oh… and don’t forget Tigger too!) in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation.

TEKS Connections: Fine Arts, Social-Emotional Learning, ELA

MORE INFO  REGISTER NOW

 

Step Afrika!

From Washington, D.C.

Best for 3rd – 12th Grade

The Paramount Theatre
Monday, November 7, 2022 at 10am and 12pm
Show run time: 60 minutes

Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, touring to more than 60 countries across the globe, and ranking as one of the top 10 African American dance companies in the United States. They promote stepping as an educational tool for young people, focusing on teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding.

TEKS Connections: Fine Arts, Social-Emotional Learning, Global Studies, Social Studies

MORE INFO  REGISTER NOW
 

The Gruffalo

From Tall Stories, London, England

Best for PreK – 3rd Grade

The Paramount Theatre
Monday, February 6, 2023 at 10am and 12pm
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 10am and 12pm
Show run time: 55 minutes

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by JULIA DONALDSON & AXEL SCHEFFLER.

TEKS Connections: Fine Arts, Social-Emotional Learning, ELA

MORE INFO  REGISTER NOW
 

Yamato – The Drummers of Japan

From Nara Prefecture, Japan

Best for 3rd – 12th Grade

The Paramount Theatre
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 10AM and 12PM
Show run time: 60 minutes

The captivating YAMATO drummers visit from Nara Prefecture, the cradle of Japanese civilization, with a powerhouse program of traditional taiko drumming.

TEKS Connections: Fine Arts, Social-Emotional Learning, Global Studies, Social Studies

MORE INFO  REGISTER NOW
 

Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie: Starring Indigo Blume

From The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Best for PreK – 3rd Grade

The Paramount Theatre
Monday, March 27, 2023 at 10am and 12pm
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 10am and 12pm
Show run time: 60 minutes

New York Times best-selling author KWAME ALEXANDER brings two of his beloved children’s books—Acoustic Rooster and Indigo Blume—to the stage in this brand-new musical production that will have students dancing in their seats.

TEKS Connections: Fine Arts, Social-Emotional Learning, STEM, ELA

MORE INFO  REGISTER NOW
 


Admission Policies

The cost of admission is $10 per student for non-Title One schools and $6 per student for Title One schools. One adult per 10 children will be free.

All performances will be presented at The Paramount Theatre at 713 Congress Avenue. Requests will be filled on a first come, first served basis. To accommodate as many school groups as possible, there is a limit for adults attending the shows. Only one adult per every ten students. Any additional adults will be charged $15 per ticket in advance, or $20 cash; day of show. If you need more adults due to students with special needs, please contact Gale Valley at gvalley@austintheatre.org. No general public tickets will be sold.

Payment in the form of one check per school should be mailed to the Paramount Theatre once you receive your confirmation email and accompanied invoice. Alternately, you may provide a credit card number to charge the balance. Full payments are due ONE MONTH before your performance date. If we have not heard from you one month before the performance, your tickets may be released and given to a school on our waitlist, if there is one. If you need more time to pay for your school’s tickets we are happy to work with you, but there are NO CANCELLATIONS PAST YOUR ONE MONTH DUE DATE. These include decreases in numbers or complete cancellations of reservations (including additional adult tickets). Your school will still be responsible for the amount due since we will not have adequate time to re-book your tickets and those seats will go unused. Thank you for your understanding.

If there are any obstacles that prevent your students from seeing this production, please contact Gale Valley at gvalley@austintheatre.org or call 512-692-0526 to discuss special arrangements.

 

Day of Event Information

The performances begin promptly at the indicated time and will last approximately one hour unless otherwise noted. Arrival time should be no more than 30 minutes prior to the performance. Each school must make its own transportation arrangements after receiving a confirmation email from the Paramount Theatre. There is no free parking available for private cars on the day of the performances.

 

Pre-Show Workshops

Paramount Education also offers in classroom, pre-show workshops facilitated by a professional teaching artist. Our teaching artists will come to your school and engage classes in drama and movement based activities to prepare them to see the play and explore its themes and curricular connections. The price of these workshops is $25 per classroom. Deep discounts are available for Title 1 schools. Please let us know you are interested in a pre-show workshop when you register for a show, and we will contact you two months prior to the field trip date to schedule those sessions.

 

Discovery Guides

In addition to seeing the play, every student and teacher attending our productions will receive a free Discovery Guide to extend learning beyond seeing the play. These guides are crafted specifically to connect the play to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). They also provide enrichment materials that offer lesson plans and suggest possible curricular connections through which educators can create fully integrated units in English, science, math, and social studies. Click here to see examples of past guides.

 

Paramount Student Matinee Collage