Matinee Group Reservations
The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts’ popular Matinee Series features high quality, curriculum-related performances by professional, nationally touring companies. The Matinee Series is open to school groups, homeschoolers, community groups, and families.
Tickets: $10 each for individuals / $9 for groups of 11 or more
Groups of 11 or more: 1 free teacher ticket per every 10 students. Deposit of $1 per ticket required for groups. Need-based scholarships available.
Reservations for all events for students, teachers and families will be accepted beginning Thurs. September 2, 2021.
Reservations for groups can be made by completing the Matinee Series reservation form. Reservations for individuals (10 people or less) may be made by calling the box office at 828-257-4530, ext. 1 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Virtual Educational Programs
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- Groups of 10 or fewer people are required to pay in full at the time of reservation.
- Groups of 11 or more people are required to pay in full 3 weeks prior to the performance. A $1.00 per student non-refundable deposit is due at the time of reservation. Deposit amounts will be applied to the remaining balance. Teachers receive 1 free seat for every 10 paid seats. (The complimentary ticket is intended for teachers within a large group only and does not apply to other chaperones or parents attending with your group.) All others pay the listed student price. If payment is not received by your due date, the Wortham Center reserves the right to release your seats to schools on the waiting list. No refunds are offered after the due date except in the case of a snow day*.
Appropriate Age/Grade/Developmental Levels
When possible, an age or grade recommendation is listed. These guidelines are based on information about the show provided by the producing company. The final decision about appropriateness is left up to the teacher or parent. Your students should be able to sit reasonably still and quiet without disturbing the performance or other audience members. Please note that children under 2 years of age are not permitted at Matinees.
The contact person listed on the Matinee group reservation form is responsible for communicating the Wortham Center’s policies, and in follow up emails or calls from the Wortham Center, to all adults and children in their group.
Plan to arrive and check in at the center at least a half hour prior to the start of the performance. Tardy arrivals may cause the performance to start late and, consequently, may delay your return to school. If you are running late, please call the Box Office at 828-257-4530 to let us know when to expect you.
Diana Wortham Theatre at the Wortham Center is an intimate theatre with roughly 475 useable seats in an orchestra, balcony and mezzanine section. Some Matinees have extensive waiting lists. The theatre is filled to capacity to allow as many students as possible to see a performance. Matinee Seating is not assigned on a first come, first served basis. It is not possible to seat groups in requested areas or levels. Every effort is made to place groups in the best possible seating and to keep your group as consolidated as possible. Staff cannot move groups, and the theatre does not offer refunds in the case that you are unsatisfied with your seats.
Diana Wortham Theatre and the Wortham Center are wheelchair accessible with an elevator and several seating spaces for students in wheelchairs. Audio loop technology is available in the theatre for the hearing impaired. It is imperative that teachers inform management of any special needs when you make your reservation so that we may adequately prepare and assign seating.
Teachers, parents and other chaperones are responsible for student behavior while at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. An appropriate number of adults must attend students at all times. We want you to have a great time at the performance and encourage involvement such as laughter, clapping and audience participation when appropriate. However, students who are disruptive will be asked to leave by an usher or by Wortham Center management. No refund will be offered in this case.
*In Case of Snow
If you are scheduled to come to the Wortham Center during the winter months, your contract may list a snow date. If your school is cancelled and you have a snow date in your contract, all monies and contractual obligations will be transferred to that date. If a snow date is not offered and school is cancelled in your district, your money, including deposit, will be refunded minus a $25 registration fee. Home school groups are subject to the snow days called in their district.
Need more information? Email email@example.com or call 828-257-4530 ext. 1.