Student Matinees

Asheville Community Theatre is offering student matinees of selected shows in our Mainstage season. After the success of last season, ACT will continue to partner with Bright Star Touring Theatre and Red Herring Puppets for additional student matinees. Our Student Matinee performances are exciting and inspiring – they are a great way for your students to experience live theatre!

We look forward to announcing our 2017-18 Student Matinee choices in the spring of 2017.

Our productions and their accompanying study guides support the following NC Essential Standards:
  • Arts Education Essential Standards in Theatre Arts:
    o Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings. (K-5.C.1)
    o Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings. (K-5.C.2)
    o Analyze literary texts and performances. (K-8.A.1)
    o Understand how to design technical theatre components, such as costumes, sets, props, makeup, lighting, and sound. (K-8.AE.1)
    o Understand the traditions, roles, and conventions of theatre as an art form. (K-8.CU.2)
  • Reading Standards for Literature
    o Key Ideas and Details (K-8)
    o Craft and Structure (K-8)
    o Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (K-8)
  • Writing Standards
    o Text Types and Purposes (K-8)
    o Research to Build and Present Knowledge (K-8)
  • Speaking and Listening Standards
    o Comprehension and Collaboration (K-8)
Teacher guides with class activities will be available to all classes in attendance.

Where do we park? What if it snows? Please download and read our Student Matinee information packet before you reserve!

Tickets and Information


Student matinee tickets are $7. Reservations are first come, first serve, and seating is limited. Reservations can be made online or by phone. One free chaperone ticket is given per 25 paid tickets.

Please feel free to call if you have any questions. See you at the theatre!

Chanda Calentine, Education Director
Asheville Community Theatre
35 E. Walnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801