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The Old Globe is committed to supporting area schools through strong, standards-based initiatives that enhance arts literacy for students of all ages.

The Old Globe provides thousands of free tickets to area students to see special matinee performances of many of our shows. This opportunity is provided to the community to allow students access to live, professional theatre of the highest quality.

The California State Department of Education created core Content Standards in the Arts “aimed at the development of aesthetic appreciation and the skills of creative expression.” The Old Globe Student matinee program supports schools’ efforts to introduce young people to live theatre and to gain an appreciation for the art form.

Student matinees are for high school audiences.

An integral part of the free matinee program is the free in-classroom, pre-performance workshop designed to enhance the theatre-going experience. Our trained, professional Teaching Artists use an interactive approach to engage students in understanding the play and concepts of the theatrical production.

Appllications for the program are now closed.

For any additional questions, please email GlobeLearning@TheOldGlobe.org or call (619) 238-0043 x2145.

As an alternative, you may purchase tickets at a discounted rate through group sales. Please contact Group Sales Manager Cristal Salow by email or by calling (619) 238-0043 x2408 for more information.