Student Matinees


Dear Educators,

Given the California Department of Public Health's (CDPH) updated policy regarding large gatherings, Bay Area Children's Theatre will be canceling all remaining student matinee performances of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, as well as, all current and upcoming residencies and workshops.

We are profoundly disappointed that we will not be able to share our theatre performances & curricula with you and your students at this time; however, we value and intend to protect your health and safety during this public health crisis.

We know that many of you will have questions regarding rescheduling for future dates. Please feel free to send any inquiries via email to info@bactheatre.org. We ask for your patience and understanding as we do our best to follow up with you all and meet your requests.

-- Hannah Dworkin, Outreach Director

-- Chelbi Dickens, Outreach Manager

Bring your class to the theatre!

Bay Area Children's Theatre proudly offers field-trip performances during the school day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, specifically designed for classes Pre-K through 6th grade!

$12 per Ticket for Students and Chaperones, Free Admission for Teachers!

Other Resources for Schools

Please note: Student Matinee shows are reserved exclusively for school groups (including homeschoolers). All groups must include:

  • 10 students minimum
  • No more than a 1:8 adult to student ratio

Groups that do not meet these requirements are not eligible for participation in the Student Matinee program. For general audience performances, please click on the Tickets tab, above.

Schedule a Classroom Visit Before or After You See the Show!

Get up-close and interactive with our Student Matinees! Student Matinees are weekday field-trip performances of our Mainstage season. When you book your Student Matinee trip, you can also request a pre- or post-show workshop exploring and activating the themes of the show in your classroom! Each workshop addresses VAPA standards.
Cost: $100 per classroom visit

For questions and comments, contact us at schools@bactheatre.org. You may also schedule a phone appointment here.

Student Matinee Shows for 2019-2020

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Grades 3rd to 7th
BERKELEY | Sep 24 - Oct 17

Minli, a spunky young girl in an ancient mythical China, sets out on an adventurous quest to find the Old Man of the Moon and ask him how to bring good fortune to her weary, hard-working family. Along the way, she rescues a friendly dragon...

Last Stop on Market Street
Grades K to 5th
BERKELEY | Oct 1 - Jan 30

CJ hankers after a car, a new bike and headphones. But he can’t afford them. Ride with him and his loving Nana on the Dragon Bus as he meets fascinating fellow passengers and learns to use his eyes, heart and imagination to find beauty and wonder in unexpected places.

A Year With Frog and Toad
Grades Pre-K to 5th
BERKELEY | Nov 12 - Dec 12
SAN FRANCISCO | Jan 14 - Jan 16

Students and adults will delight in this heartwarming, jazzy-rhythmed tale of friendship, as cheerful Frog and his more reserved pal Toad swim, sled, bake cookies and otherwise romp through a year of comic adventures, accompanied by their woodland animal friends, like Snail, who, by golly, will deliver the mail.

Construction Site on Christmas Night
Grades Pre-K to 5th
SUNNYVALE | Nov 19 - Nov 21

Down in the big construction site, Bulldozer, Excavator, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck and Crane Truck are giving their all to build a big new home for the fire trucks before Christmas. Will they make it? And what surprises are in store before they bid each other goodnight once more?

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Grades K to 7th
BERKELEY | Feb 4 - Mar 12
SAN FRANCISCO | Mar 24 - Mar 26

Step through the magic wardrobe with Lucy and her siblings into a land of mythical creatures frozen in eternal winter under a powerful witch’s spell. Two actors and four dancers create this fantasy world as the children meet Aslan, the great lion, and learn about love, loyalty, and overcoming evil.

Uni the Unicorn The Musical
Grades Pre-K to 5th
BERKELEY | Apr 21 - May 21
SUNNYVALE | May 28 & 29

The other unicorns laugh, but Uni, who has golden hooves and sparkling purple eyes, is sure that little girls are real. Far away (but not that far) a real little girl believes in unicorns, despite what everyone says. One day, rain steals the magic from unicorn land. Can wishing for friendship restore it?

Is the show you want to see all sold out? Join the Student Matinee Wait List and receive any updates that affect your group!

Questions? Contact us at schools@bactheatre.org. You may also schedule a phone appointment here.

Bay Area Children's Theatre  |  Phone: 510-296-4433  |  info@bactheatre.org