Student Matinees

City Theatre student matinees offer educators and students the opportunity to experience new and adventurous plays in a professional theatre environment. Each performance is accompanied by a post-show talkback session with the cast and crew. Teachers attending the matinees also receive show-specific resource guides prior to their visit. Each guide features informative interviews, articles, and classroom activities that fulfill Pennsylvania Academic Standards.


By PigPen Theatre Co.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Who keeps the moon shining bright? A mysterious disappearance sends the Old Man charged with that task on an epic adventure in this swirling tale of memory and love, set to a wildly imaginative indie-folk soundtrack performed live. A one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, The Old Man and The Old Moon enchants audiences of all ages with spellbinding storytelling, ingenious puppetry, and the transformational cast of seven Carnegie Mellon alumni who are PigPen Theatre Co. Learn more about The Old Man and the Old Moon.

By James Lecesne
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Leonard Pelkey is a teenager intent on living life out loud while marooned in a sleepy Jersey shore town. When he suddenly vanishes, a hardboiled detective takes the case, unraveling the mystery with the help of a colorful band of locals. Written by Academy Award-winner James Lecesne, this hilarious and heartwarming one-man show celebrates the power of one person to uplift an entire community. Learn more about The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.

By Cori Thomas
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10 a.m.

A good New York City supermarket has everything its neighborhood needs, including a charming cast of characters behind the counter. Citizens Market, the latest from City Theatre favorite Cori Thomas, follows a hopeful group of immigrants as they form an unlikely family, working to master the ups and downs of language, love, and staying afloat in the city that never sleeps. Full of laughter and life, this world premiere celebrates an ever-shifting and eclectic America. Learn more about Citizens Market.

Matinee Dates

The Old Man and the Old Moon

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10 a.m.

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Citizens Market

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Ticket Pricing


$10.00 each
Order by phone only

412.431.4400 x225

Additional Info


For more information about the Student Matinee Series or to purchase tickets for your students, please contact Kristen Link, Director of Education and Accessibility by email or by calling 412.431.4400 x225.