Information and Resources for Teachers


Tony Award–winning South Coast Repertory is Orange County’s premiere resident theatre. Each season, SCR produces a wide range of classics, ground-breaking plays and modern masterpieces.  The Student Matinee Program is a valuable resource for area educators, because it makes professional productions available to students who may otherwise not have the opportunity to experience live theat​re.

The SCR Student Matinee Program includes:

  • Affordable student ticket pricing.
  • One complimentary ticket provided for every 15 student tickets purchased—maximum two complimentary tickets per group.
  • Study guides created by our ​Artistic staff, with the guidance of an educator committee, to prepare teachers and their students for their theatre visit and suggest materials to keep the theatre conversation going with students after the performance.
201​​6-1​7 Season

Theatre for Young Audiences
Student group tickets: $7 for school-time TYA matinees; $​20–$354 for all other performances.
Recommendation: Grades K – 6. No children under age 4.

  • ​MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS
    book by Robert Kauzlaric
    music and lyrics by George Howe
    based on the novel by Richard and Florence Atwater
    School-time matinees: Wednesday, November ​16, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

  • FLORA & ULYSSES
    a play by John Glore
    adapted from the book by Kate DiCamilloi
    School-time matinees: Wednesday, February ​15, 201​7, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

  • ​TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING
    based on the book by Judy Blume
    adapted for the stage by Bruce Mason
    School-time matinees: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

For the Winter Holidays
Student group tickets: $25 for school-time matinees; $2​​3–$​72 for all regular performances
Recommendation: Grades 2 and up. No children under age 6.

Other Education Initiatives Include:

For tickets or more information call (714) 708-5555 


Photo:Lovelle Liquigan, Fran De Leon and Larry Bates in SCR's 2014 Theatre for Young Audiences production of Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Photo by Debora Robinson.