Student Matinees

Due to COVID-19, Asheville Community Theatre is not offering student matinees at this time.


Student Matinee performances at Asheville Community Theatre are exciting and inspiring – they are a great way for your students to experience live theatre!

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

Reservations are first come, first serve, and seating is limited. Reservations can be made online or by phone. For groups of 10 or more, all teachers’ tickets are complimentary; however, chaperone and bus driver tickets must be paid. Please include all teachers, chaperones, and bus drivers (as well as students!) in your reservation count so that we have a seat for everyone!

After completing the reservation form, please allow one week for us to process your reservation request. If space is available for your group, you will receive an invoice via email. If space is not available, you will receive a notice that you are on the wait-list. You are more than welcome to contact us at any time with any questions!

If any student is unable to attend due to financial circumstances, financial assistance may be available.


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


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

Cassandra Marcelo, Box Office Manager
Asheville Community Theatre
35 E. Walnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801