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.


Written & Performed by Sharon Washington
Thursday, November 3 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, November 17 at 10 a.m.

Award-winning stage and screen actress Sharon Washington returns to City Theatre in this heartfelt coming-of-age story. Deep in the bowels of a New York Public Library lies a dragon: the monstrous coal furnace that Sharon’s father, the live-in custodian, must feed every night. A moving examination of family secrets, forgiveness, and the power of language, Feeding the Dragon explores Sharon’s life growing up in the library and the fire she never allowed to fade. Learn more about Feeding the Dragon.

By Marco Ramirez
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Jay “The Sport” Jackson is a legend in the making. He has his eyes set on becoming the heavyweight champion of the world, but the Jim Crow reality of 1905 America might just be his fiercest opponent yet. This thrilling drama by Marco Ramirez (Netflix’s Daredevil, Orange is the New Black) goes ringside for the fight of the century. Inspired by the true story of trail-blazing boxer Jack Johnson, The Royale follows one man’s quest for victory against all odds. Learn more about The Royale.

Matinee Dates

Feeding the Dragon

Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, November 17 at 10 a.m.

The Royale

Thursday, February 9, 2017 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.