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Free Student Matinees

The Old Globe provides thousands of free tickets to area students to see special matinee performances of many of our productions. The Old Globe Student matinee program supports schools’ efforts to introduce young people to live theatre as a means of gaining appreciation for the art form and as a springboard for developing creative expression skills. We are committed to supporting area schools through strong, standards-based initiatives that enhance arts literacy for students of all ages. An integral part of the free matinee program is the free in-classroom, pre-performance workshop designed to enhance the theatre-going experience. Teaching Artists use an interactive approach to engage students in understanding the play and concepts of the theatrical production. Student matinees are for high school audiences.

Click here for Free Student Matinees Applications

For any additional questions, please email GlobeLearning@TheOldGlobe.org.

As an alternative option, you may purchase tickets at a discounted rate through Group Sales. Please contact Group Sales Manager Cristal Salow for more information.

School in the Park

School in the Park is a multi-visit museum program that blends formal and informal learning by utilizing the rich resources of museums and educational institutions in Balboa Park. The program is designed with a standards-based curriculum to integrate what is learned at school with authentic learning connections from the Park institutions. This structured program focuses on high student expectations, alignment with state education standards, and authentic learning activities as students spend their time learning and gaining new experiences within museum settings. To learn more about this unique program, please visit schoolinthepark.net.

During School in the Park at The Old Globe, 5th graders from Rosa Parks Elementary School and 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from Wilson Middle School will discover why theatre matters. In a collaborative and actively engaged classroom that focuses on discovery, creativity, and authentic learning, students will explore the world of theatre and make connections to their own stories and their own communities.

Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio

A Collaborative Theatre-Making Program for Teens

Cultivate your artistic voice. Spend your summer at The Old Globe exploring acting, movement, music, voice, stage combat, and the art of storytelling while investigating the work and artistry of William Shakespeare. Students will also take part in regular master classes with Globe artists and staff. Open to students entering ninth-twelfth grade, or recently graduated.

Click here for more details on the Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio.

For any additional questions, please email GlobeLearning@TheOldGlobe.org.