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
  • Study guide
  • Video enhancement materials
  • 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.

 I really enjoyed how the actors made you feel all of the feelings that the characters were feeling during the play. It also helped to have the talk back at the end to understand more about the play.”
— Kaia, a student from Logan High School

Generously underwritten by:

F and M Community Bank