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2023- 2024 School Performance Dates & Times  


Around the World in 80 Days

  • Monday, February 26, 2024 @ 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024 @ 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 @ 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 

  • Friday, March 1, , 2024 @ 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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Freedom Train, 2018

Field Trip Policies

  • Weekday performances are for school groups of 20 or more

  • Cost is $10.00 per person, including teachers, parents & chaperones

  • Chaperones must be paid for with the school payment

  • Teachers please collect the money from parents/chaperones before the day of the show

  • Children under 3 are not permitted to attend school performances

  • Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the performance

  • Additional seats may be purchased by groups based on availability

On Performance Day

  • The theatre is located in the Matthews Community Center at 100 McDowell St. E. Matthews, NC 28105

  • Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before the show starts

  • Buses can drop off at the circular drive in front of the Matthews Community Center

  • After dropping off, drivers will need to park the buses next door in the church parking lot. Buses will return 10 minutes before the end of the show to pick up the students.

  • Each group has a pre-assigned seating assignment, so you must wait to be seated by an usher.

  • Seats are assigned based on the date we received your signed contract.

  • If your group has wheelchairs or needs special accommodations, please notify the office at least one week in advance

  • For problems or questions on show day contact us at 704-846-8343

Homeschool Experiences

Homeschool shows at Matthews Playhouse allow homeschoolers to attend daytime school shows at a discounted rate. Bringing your group to a Matthews Playhouse school show performance will enhance and support the curriculum and skills that arts education gives our children.

Please contact Heidi Willis to reserve your seats. 

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