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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.

Now Booking 2024- 2025 School Performances! 
Scrooge! The Musical

The timeless musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is back, bringing its classic tale to the stage once more! This beloved story follows the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who, on one fateful Christmas Eve, is visited by three spirits. These ghostly encounters lead him on a journey through his past, present, and future, ultimately resulting in a profound transformation and experience of redemption. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Daytime Performances for Schools & Homeschool Groups 

Friday December 13, 2024 @ 10:30 am

Wednesday December 18, 2024 @ 10:30 am

Thursday December 19, 2024 @ 10:30 am

Friday December 20, 2024 @ 10:30 am

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Embark on an enchanting journey through Roald Dahl's beloved children's novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Audiences will be captivated as Charlie Bucket and his friends venture into the whimsical world of Willy Wonka's iconic Chocolate Factory. Through vibrant characters and stunning visuals, this production celebrates teamwork, self-confidence, and the joy of understanding others. This delectable chocolate-candy fantasy promises to be delightful fun for all! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Daytime Peformances for Schools & Homeschool Groups 

Monday February 17, 2025 @ 10 a.m.

Tuesday February 18, 2025 @ 10 a.m.

Wednesday February 19, 2025 @ 10 a.m.

Thursday February 20, 2025 @10 a.m.

Friday February 21, 2025 @ 10 a.m.

Monday February 24, 2025 @ 10 a.m.

Tuesday February 25, 2025 @ 10 a.m.

Wednesday February 26, 2025 @ 10 a.m.

Thursday February 27, 2025 @ 10 a.m.

Friday February 28, 2025 @  10 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 $13.00 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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