Experience the Magic of Live Theatre

Bring your students to a matinee performance of our mainstage productions. Student matinees include a study guide to prepare before the show and a talkback with the production to deepen learning after the show.

  • All Student Matinees begin at 10:30 am
  • Student tickets are $12/student or free for eligible schools*
  • Chaperone tickets are free
  • Each student show comes with a study guide and post-show talkback with the production and education staff
  • Workshops led by Northlight Teaching Artists are available following select productions
  • All productions are suitable for students in 8th grade and older unless otherwise indicated.

*If you are a public school where the majority of your students qualify for free and reduced lunches, you may be eligible for free tickets. Contact us at education@northlight.org to confirm your eligibility or indicate your interest via the reservation form below.

Click below to reserve your tickets for the 24-25 season!

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Student Matinees for the 2024-2025 School Year

To reserve tickets for a student matinee performance of one our mainstage productions, please complete the google form.

Tuesday, October 1 at 10:30 am
by Daniel Jamieson
with music by Ian Ross
directed by Elizabeth Margolius
Artist Marc Chagall and his poet wife Bella were partners in life and on canvas, their love story immortalized in a feast of music, dance, and memory as dreamy as one of Chagall’s paintings.


Thursday, December 12 at 10:30 am & Thursday, December 19 at 10:30 am
adapted by Lauren Gunderson
from the novel by Louisa May Alcott
directed by Georgette Verdin
Four sisters find their voices in 19th century New England, proving that sisterly bonds are more powerful than the loves or losses they face along the way. A world premiere adaptation of the beloved classic.


Thursday, February 6 at 10:30 am & Thursday, February 13 at 10:30 am
By Lloyd Suh
Directed by Helen Young
It’s Thanksgiving 1973, and recent Asian immigrants Jane and Luna haven’t quite found their place. Over sips of wine and a questionable frozen turkey, they bond over shared dreams and challenges in making the USA feel like home.


Tuesday, April 29 at 10:30 am
By Joshua Harmon
Directed by Jeremy Wechsler
A French-Jewish family finds themselves facing questions of history, safety, and home in a gripping epic spanning five generations. A co-production with Chicago’s vibrant Theater Wit.

Study Guides

All matinees include a study guide to help teachers better prepare their students for the show. Study guides for this school year will be made available one month prior to each matinee.

Brooklyn Laundry Study Guide

Pre/Post-Show Workshops


  • Northlight Teaching Artist can conduct a pre and/or post-show workshop at your school around the themes and theatricality of our current production. 
  • A member of the show’s artistic team will lead a pre-show workshop, preceding the student matinee at 9:00am, which connects students directly to the artists involved in the production to learn first-hand how the show is created. 
  • Prices start at $110 per hour.

If you have any questions about student matinees, contact us at education@northlight.org