Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

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Our student matinees provide engaging learning experiences for young audiences, support curricular goals, and spark personal connections.

Set the stage for unforgettable learning.

Our student matinees offer comprehensive learning experiences that enrich in-school learning for all ages and grades throughout the season. Beyond the classroom, live theatre offers new perspectives about the world in which we live and brings curricula to life in powerful and memorable ways.

These performances are open to public, private, and home schools as well as to other educational groups and are the same professional productions staged for evening and weekend audiences.


    • Free pre- and post-show discussions with artists and staff are available upon request.
    • Student matinees are on weekdays at 10:00 am, unless otherwise arranged.
    • Teachers receive downloadable study guides with information about the show and themes, discussion questions, and enrichment activities.

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A white woman in multi-patterned clothing and a large purple top hat holds a tray of treats. A young white woman in a white turtleneck and blue floral dungarees looks at them suspiciously. Others are gathered watching the exchange.

General information


    • Regular-priced student matinee tickets: $15
    • For every 15 paid student tickets, one complimentary chaperone ticket is provided.
    • 50% deposit is due at the time of booking with the remaining balance due 14 days prior to the performance.


Subsidized pricing
Ensemble Theatre is dedicated to providing arts access to schools regardless of their ability to pay. Subsidized Student Matinee tickets are available through our Fairy Godmother Program; pricing is based on free- and reduced-meals percentage.

Dates and times

Student matinees are on weekdays at 10:00 am, unless otherwise arranged.

Please check back in May for updates for our 2023–2024 season.

How to book

Once student matinees are able to resume, our Student Matinee booking form will be available on this page to complete. In the interim, please email our email Victoria Aslanides, Director of Education, with questions or to request more information.

Study Guides

Our Education Department creates customized study and educator guides to accompany our student matinees. Each guide includes show information, synopsis, educational materials that align with Common Core Standards, and integrated classroom activities to unpack the show after the performance.

Guides are posted on this page as they become available. We try to have these posted no later than two weeks prior to your performance date. If a guide is not yet posted, please check back or email us with any questions.

Photo credits | Masthead, the cast of Sleeping Beauty (Ryan Kurtz); Email sign up, the Cast of Alice in Wonderland (Ryan Kurtz); Educator Resources, Dale Hodges, R. Graham Rogers & Esther Cunningham in Sex and Education (Ryan Kurtz).