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School Show Program

Schedule your field trip today!

Matthews Playhouse offers weekday performances which can enhance and support the classroom curriculum. Live theatre encourages students to read, stimulates the imagination, strengthens problem-solving and critical thinking skills and adds to overall academic achievement and school success.

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.


Seussical: The Musical, 2023
Photo Courtesy of Tom Henderson Photography

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

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