Student Matinees

Watching the play at the Commonweal Theater was an amazing experience. I thought it was really great to see professional actors, and helped me appreciate the work that goes into a production of a play.”
— Laila, a student from Logan High School

Student Matinees are specially scheduled weekday shows offered to area schools for Commonweal productions playing during the school year.

For only $5 per student, classes receive the following:

  • Theatre ticket
  • Pre-show workshop by the actors (on request)
  • Theatre lobby art installation tour (on request)
  • Post-show talk-back

Our goal is to expose every student in our eleven-county region to a professional production at the Commonweal, and come away with a greater understanding of how theatre can teach us about ourselves, each other, and our place in the world. In fact, a 2014 study concluded: “Field trips to live theater enhance literary knowledge, tolerance, and empathy among students….” Click here to read the full Science Daily article.

To book a matinee performance, contact Laurie at (507) 467-2905 x224.

Our students also felt at home in the Commonweal Theatre; going on field trips is rare at RPS these last few years, so they felt fortunate to get to attend a student matinee. Because it was just for students, the most studious loved not feeling silly or out-of-place writing notes during the performance and a couple of them felt honored to be able to sit in the front row!”
— A teacher from a local school. 

Generously underwritten by:

F and M Community Bank