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Let the power of live theatre spark your students’ imaginations!
Student matinees at Delaware Theatre Company can enrich your lessons and connect with your curriculum! Special ticket prices, classroom experiences, & more!
Tickets are only $11.50 per student (through 12th grade)!
Book a complimentary pre- or post-show classroom visit from a DTC teaching artist to prepare students for seeing the show or to expand their experience beyond the performance!*
Complimentary talkback Q & A sessions with the actors are available after each student matinee!*
*by arrangement with the DTC Department of Education
Contact the DTC Department of Education & Community Engagement at
302-504-3429 or by email at email@example.com to reserve seats for your group.
23/24 Season Student Matinees
By Michael Frayn
Thursday, October 5, 2023 (10:30 a.m.)
One of the most popular comedies of all time, this Tony Award–winning play is an ingenious backstage farce. A theater director must prevent his motley company of actors and an overworked crew from sabotaging his production with their off-stage shenanigans—and on-stage bedlam! Full of shocking surprises and gut-busting humor!
Best for high school students and older.
Kings of Harlem
Written and directed by Layon Gray
Thursday, November 2, 2023 (10:30 a.m.)
Thursday, November 9, 2023 (10:30 a.m.)
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first Black-owned, all-Black professional basketball team in history, Kings Of Harlem is the story of seven men who overcame adversity to win more than 2,000 games. Formed five years before the Harlem Globetrotters, the New York “Harlem” Rens compiled one of the most impressive winning streaks in basketball history and would change the way the game is played forever. From the writer/director of Black Angels Over Tuskegee, this production transforms DTC’s stage into a full basketball court!
This play is best for older middle school and high school students
Peter and the Starcatcher
By Rick Elice
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Music by Wayne Barker
Thursday, December 14, 2023 (10:30 a.m.)
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 (10:30 a.m.)
Hailed as a grownup prequel to Peter Pan, this Tony Award®–winning, swashbuckling production explores the Neverland you never knew. Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old legend of Peter Pan with a wildly theatrical reboot of how a nameless orphan came to be The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. A dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters, employing ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination.
This musical is recommended for older elementary, middle, and high school students.
Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley
Thursday, February 29, 2024 (10:30 a.m.)
This crowd-pleasing musical, full of down-home country humor and heartfelt emotion, is based on the true story of the friendship between Patsy and a devoted fan. The show features nearly 30 of Cline’s beloved hits, such as “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Crazy.” You'll be tapping your toes and singing along with the timeless songs you know and love!
This musical is recommended for middle and high school students.