Information and Resources for Teachers


Tony Award–winning South Coast Repertory is Orange County’s premier resident theatre. Each season, SCR produces a wide range of classics, groundbreaking 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​​8-1​​9 Season

Theatre for Young Audiences
Student group tickets: $7 for school-time TYA matinees; $​2​1–$3​8 for all other performances.
Recommendation: Grades K–6. No children under age 4.

  • ​​NATE THE GREAT
    based on the book by Marjorie Sharmat
    all rights reserved
    book and lyrics by John Maclay
    music and lyrics by Brett Ryback
    orchestrations and arrangements by Brett Ryback
    School-time matinees: Wednesday, November ​​14, 201​8, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

  • NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED: THE ROCK EXPERIENCE
    based on the book Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
    script and lyrics by Mo Willems
    music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
    directed by Casey Stangl
    School-time matinees: Wednesday, February ​​​13, 201​​9, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.​

  • THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
    adapted for the stage by Janet Allard
    from the book by Margery Williams
    directed by Beth Lopes
    School-time matinees: Wednesday, ​June 5, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

For the Winter Holidays
Student group tickets: $25 for school-time matinees; $2​​​​5–$​7​​8 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: SCR's 2017 Theatre for Young Audiences production of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing based on the book by Judy Blume, adapted for the stage by Bruce Mason. Photo by Debora Robinson.