Student Matinees 2018-2019

Bring your class to the theatre!

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

$10 per ticket - Some Scholarships Available

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Free Admission for Teachers!

Click the Show Titles or Logos below to purchase tickets!

Please note: Student Matinee shows are reserved exclusively for school groups. 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 or (510) 296-4433 x7011.

Student Matinee Shows for 2018-2019

Pete the Cat
Grades Pre-K to 3rd
SAN FRANCISCO | September 4 - 14

When the cat-catcher finds Pete rockin' out on his guitar after bedtime, he sends Pete to the Biddles' to learn some manners. But Pete won't go silently into house cat arrest--not when he can jam with the family and help Jimmy Biddle paint the crucial picture he needs to pass second grade.

The Cat in the Hat / El Gato Ensombrerado
Grades K to 5th
BERKELEY | September 18 - November 2

Expect a brother, a sister, a much put-upon goldfish, some Things, and tons of clowning around in this new production of Seuss's classic rainy-day tale that brings the Cat in the Hat's outrageous antics--and Dr. Seuss's wondrous rhymes--to life in Spanish and English.

Espere un hermano, una hermana, un pez, algunas Cosas, y muchas payasadas en esta nueva producción teatral de la historia clásica sobre un día lluvioso que combina las extravagancias del Gato Ensombrerado -- y las rimadas maravillosas de Dr. Seuss--en español e inglés.

Good Night, Gorilla
For Pre-K Students
BERKELEY | October 19 - December 14

This multi-sensory story experience is designed for the youngest audience members, with moments of interactive engagement throughout, a small audience size and content suited to the unique early developmental needs of children aged six months to three years.

Wonderland: Alice's Rock and Roll Adventure
Grades 1st to 6th
BERKELEY | November 27 - December 20
SAN FRANCISCO | January 10 - January 25
SUNNYVALE | January 31 - February 8

Grab your flamingo and tumble into Wonderland with Alice to meet all of Lewis Carroll’s irresistible characters in this lively rock and roll re-imagining of his beloved tales. But beware! Everything will get “curiouser and curiouser” as Alice questions who she is and what her destiny will be.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show
Grades Pre-K to 3rd
SAN FRANCISCO | November 13 - December 20

An irresistible holiday treat for the whole family featuring colorful giant puppets in a lavish new production inspired by Eric Carle's beloved stories, including Dream Snow, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

She Persisted
Grades K to 6th
BERKELEY | February 5 - March 1
SAN FRANCISCO | March 7 - March 22
SUNNYVALE | April 4 - April 12

A musical adventure through time based on Chelsea Clinton’s best-selling book about 13 American women who changed the world.

Gold: The Midas Musical
Grades 3rd to 6th
BERKELEY | February 26 - May 10

Motherless Princess Lydia yearns for her father's love, but King Midas grows meaner, more distant, and greedier by the day. A modern musical re-telling of the Greek legend of King Midas who learns a valuable lesson about family when the gods grant him the power to turn everything into gold.

Press Here
Grades Pre-K to 5th
BERKELEY | April 8 - May 10
SUNNYVALE | May 23 - May 24

Colorful dots cavort and juggle onstage, while audience members take an ever-changing, magical journey with the actors in this original production of Press Here the Musical, inspired by Hervé Tullet's award-winning picture book, Press Here, about the power of imagination and interactivity.

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 or (510) 296-4433 x7011

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