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Student Matinees

Taproot Theatre Company’s student matinee program enhances student education, providing theatre as a tool and springboard for learning, growth and communication.

2015 Student Matinee Season

Click here for descriptions of each show

The Explorers Club  by Nell Benjamin
Wednesday, February 11 @ 10am
Free Teacher Preview:  Tuesday, January 27 @ 7:30pm
Age Recommendation: 14+

Best of Enemies   by Mark St. Germain
Wednesday, April 8 @ 10am
Free Teacher Preview:  Tuesday, March 24 @ 7:30pm
Age Recommendation: 14+ (for language and content)

Jeeves Intervenes  by Margaret Raether
Wednesday, June 3 @ 10am
Free Teacher Preview:  Tuesday, May 12 @ 7:30pm

Dracula  by Nathan Jeffrey
Wednesday, October 14 @ 10am

Free Teacher Preview:  Tuesday, Sept. 22 @ 7:30pm
Student Matinee Tickets
Ticket price for student matinees is $10 for student and chaperones
1 complimentary chaperone ticket is issued for every 12 students
To reserve tickets, contact Isaiah Custer at (206) 529.3666.

Tickets to a student matinee performance include:

  • Mainstage Production
  • Reproducible Teaching Packet
  • Post-play discussion with actors & director
  • Seat reservation for Taproot Theatre’s CONVERSATIONS series of evening panel discussions (optional).  For more information regarding CONVERSATIONS contact Sonja Lowe.
  • For an additional fee Taproot Theatre is happy to arrange theatre tours, special talks with a theatre designer, and/or classroom visits to enhance your humanities curriculum.

All student performances begin at 10:00 a.m. and are held at Taproot Theatre Company, 204 N. 85th Street, Seattle WA, 98103.

Special Opportunity for Teachers and Homeschool Parents
Taproot also offers free preview dates for teachers and/or homeschool parents who would like to attend a final dress rehearsal, see our theatre and experience a show.  Signing up for a preview date does not obligate you to purchase any tickets.  To RSVP for a teacher preview date please contact Isaiah Custer at (206 529 3666) or email

Essential Academic Learning Requirements

Taproot’s Student Matinee Program partially fulfills the following EALRs:

  • Arts: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4; 2.1, 2.3; 4.1, 4.2, 4.4
  • Communication: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
  • Social Studies: History: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3






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