Student Matinee Performances

Welcome, school groups!

Midland Center for the Arts offers weekday Student Matinee performances for educational groups priced at only $5 per seat. These performance experiences indulge the imagination while supporting art, literature and science curriculum.

  • Priced affordably for school groups
  • Flexibility to reserve now and pay later
  • A variety of offerings to meet the needs of different grade levels
  • Study guide available for most performances
  • Limited transportation subsidies available based on need and distance traveled (fill out the form here)

Contact the Education Department if you have any questions.
Only groups of 10 or more qualify for the $5/person group rate and complimentary educator tickets. Limit 2 complimentary tickets per registered group per show.

You will be seated as a group based on quantity of tickets reserved, timing of reservation and in some cases age of students. Your tickets are non-refundable and must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to the performance. All attendees, regardless of age (including chaperones and bus drivers) must pay admission. Midland Center for the Arts does not provide transportation. If Midland Center cancels the show for any reason, a representative will call the contact person listed on the order with details and possible re-scheduling information. Although reservations are required, you will not be sent individual tickets. Ushers will assist you to the appropriate seating areas.

2019-2020 Season Student Performances:

Access GLCE Guides for matinees and museum programs on our Educators Guides page.

African Children’s Choir

OCT 18, 2019 / 10 AM / Grades K-8

The African Children’s Choir will take you on a trip across the ocean into the cultural traditions of Africa. Students will have the opportunity to experience
Africa’s tradition of music, dance, and drumming and learn about life in East Africa from children their own ages.

Story Pirates

NOV 12, 2019 / 10 AM / Grades 2-6

The Story Pirates don’t steal gold, pillage villages, or claim land. They’re searching for a different kind of treasure: kids’ wildest, most imaginative stories. Using story ideas submitted to their #1 podcast for kids and families, the Story Pirates celebrate the words and ideas of kids by bringing them to life through hilarious comedy skits and rollicking musical theater. Celebrate Family Literacy Month with a laugh-out-loud live stage show!

Listen to the Story Pirates podcast!

Okee Dokee Brothers

MAR 13, 2020 / 10 AM / Grades 1-6

Explore the great outdoors across the United States with the Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers. Joe and Justin have written Americana folk music for all ages inspired by their travels along the Mississippi River, up and down the Appalachian Trail, across the desert, and dog-sledding through the winter snow. The Okee Dokee Brothers are a perfect access point for learning about geography, life sciences, music and music history.

Listen to the Okee Dokee Brothers on Spotify!
Download the Okee Dokee Brothers comprehensive study guide.

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

MAY 1, 2020 / 10 AM / Grades PreK-5

Return to Horace B. Smedley School in this wacky musical where the Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game. With such a poor record and a
team that is out of control, kindhearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when she enlists the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach the team and whip them into shape. Presented by the Dallas Children’s Theater.

Thank you to our School Matinee Sponsor!