Student Matinees


Give your students the opportunity to experience the value of great art in their community!


Delaware Theatre Company makes it so easy to bring your class to a student matinee:

Free classroom visits by DTC staff to prepare your students for the show
Complimentary study guides
Opportunities to meet the cast after the play
Specially-priced student tickets

Student Matinees — just $11.50 per student
1 free chaperone ticket per 20 students.

Regular performance — $15 for students
$13.50 for Student Groups (10 or more)

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Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life

Written by and Starring Maurice Hines

Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Jeff Calhoun

Student Matinee:  Thursday, October 1, 2015—10:30 a.m. 

See Broadway legend Maurice Hines, as he teams up again with the unforgettable Manzari Brothers for the first time since the smash hit production of SOPHISTICATED LADIES to tap us through his incredible career in show business. With song and dance, Hines pays tribute to his brother, Gregory, and the singers who have inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. To help bring the history of American tap to life, Hines brings The Diva Orchestra, an all-female nine-piece big band. Get ready to laugh, smile and tap your feet to the infectious song and dance of Maurice Hines! Catch this performance before Maurice takes his show on the road and ultimately to the GREAT WHITE WAY!



Book by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson
Music and Lyrics by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow
Directed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall

Student Matinee:  Thursday, December 17, 2015—10:30 a.m. 

Christmas, Baltimore: 1959. A circle of childhood friends reunite for the upcoming wedding of one of them. Well, only if his fiancée passes a football trivia test. From the comfort of their all-night diner, the men, now in their early-twenties, confront the realities of adulthood: marriage, careers, money and the ever-mysterious opposite sex. But no matter where life takes them, they know they’re welcome back at the diner, the one place they’ll always belong. Infused with swinging 1950s rock and roll sound, three-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall joins Crow and Levinson to transform DINER’s groundbreaking evocation of burgeoning adulthood and friendship for the stage.

This play contains mature themes and language, and is recommended for ages 16 and up.


Women of Will

Student Matinees:  Tuesday-Thursday, January 26, 27, & 28, 2016—10:30 a.m. 

A true tour de force performance, Women of Will: The Complete Journey is the masterful summation of Shakespeare & Company's Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer's 40-plus years spent investigating all things Shakespeare. A combination of riveting scenes and trenchant analysis, Women of Will explores themes of love, loss, freedom, control, violence, and power through the heroines of Shakespeare's text. Using performance and discussion, Packer traces the chronological evolution of Shakespeare's female characters, and examines Shakespeare's own journey and growth as a writer.

This play is recommended for ages 13 and up.




The Explorers Club

Written by Nell Benjamin (playwright of BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE)
Directed by Bud Martin

Student Matinees:  Thursday, May 5 & Thursday, May 12, 2016—10:30 a.m. 

THE STORY: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink? Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional airship.

This play is recommended for ages 12 and up.


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Complimentary study guides and preshow classroom visits from DTC teaching artists are included in the student matinee experience!  To book seats, contact the Education Department at, or call 302-594-1104 x 204. 

PLEASE NOTE: Special student group pricing is also available for evening and weekend performances of our other DTC offerings this season.  Contact the Education Dept. at DTC for more information. 


2015-2016 Student Matinees are generously supported , in part, by

  Capital One DDOA