Student Matinees

Student MatineesIt's said that the best teachers possess a flair for the dramatic.
They find the story in a lesson and bring it vividly to life.

In the same way, this year's wide-ranging plays will get your middle and high-school students thinking deeply about vital lessons of history, philosophy, art and the humanities. Thrill your students with the power of live professional theatre, and give them lessons that will last a lifetime.


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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A five character adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

By Ingmar Bergman

Student Matinee:  Thursday, February 12, 2015—10:30 a.m. 

Nora is a riveting reduction of Ibsen’s famous A Doll’s House. Adapted by internationally acclaimed film and theatre director Ingmar Bergman, this story about a woman  who wittingly risks losing everything to save her family is filmic in its escalation and as provocative as the original. Secrets, lies, and struggles for power continue to test relationships between men and women today. This play will certainly resonate for those who question whether or not women have really shattered the “glass ceiling”.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.



Because of Winn Dixie

Music for by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening)

Book by Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde: The Musical)

Based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo

Student Matinees:  Thursday April 16; Tuesday, April 21; Thursday, April 23; Tuesday, April 28; Thursday, April 30, 2015—10:30 a.m. 

A new Broadway-bound musical based on the award-winning children’s novel by Kate DeCamillo, Because of Winn Dixie is poised to become the first Broadway musical starring a live dog as the main character!  A gentle, warm and enthralling story about the intimate friendship between a young girl and her dog, WINN DIXIE shows how the smallest act of kindness can ripple into a celebration of community.  Tickets will sell fast for this show-the only way to guarantee seats is to subscribe. Young and old, alike, will find their lives changed...because of Winn Dixie.

Recommended for ages 8 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. 


2014-2015 Student Matinees are generously supported , in part, by

  Capital One DDOA