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Bring your Students to a Show!

Bring your students to a show at the historic Orpheum Theatre or the gorgeous Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education and treat them to a field trip they will never forget!

Since 2002, the Orpheum Theatre Group’s Student Matinee Series has inspired thousands of students to explore the boundless possibilities of imagination and provided access to high-quality theatre, music, dance and more to young audiences all over the Mid-South!

Shows serve students from Pre-K through high school and supplemental materials are available to help educators connect the stage with classroom curriculum.

Tickets are $8 per student or $6 per student at qualifying Title I Schools.

Student Matinee Series Program Policies and Procedures can be found here.

Registrations for the 2023-2024 Student Matinee Series are now open! Click here to register.



Thursday, January 25, 2024

  • 10:00am - waitlist
  • 12:00pm - waitlist

Friday, January 26, 2024

  • 10:00am - waitlist

Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story

Location: Halloran Centre - 225 South Main Street (next to the historic Orpheum)

Run Time: Approx. 50 mins

Grades: K-8th

Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, English Language Learners, Social Studies, Social Emotional Learning

Ten-year-old Belinda loves to tell stories, but when she’s in the basement preparing for a party upstairs, she’ll have to get creative. Using everyday objects like teapots and napkins, Belinda recreates the classic tale of Cinderella. Glass Half Full Theatre from Austin, Texas, presents its award-winning “story within a story” using puppetry, Spanish, and English. As Belinda confronts her stepmother and stepsisters, she’ll learn to embrace her love of poetry and stand up for herself. This captivating Cinderella for all ages tackles cultural heritage, family, and the power of language.

Questions? Please contact Verity Hwang at or 901.529.4242.


Previous Performances:


Wednesday, October 4, 2023

  • 10:00am  - Registration Closed
  • 12:00pm  - Registration Closed

Thursday, October 5, 2023 

  • 10:00am  - Registration Closed
  • 12:00pm  - Registration Closed

De aquí y de allá (From Here and There): Cazateatro Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Location: Halloran Centre - 225 South Main Street (next to the historic Orpheum)

Run Time: 60 mins

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 10am (Grades 2-8) and 12pm (Grades 7-12)
Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 10am (Grades 2-8) and 12pm (Grades 7-12)

Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Social Studies, English Language Learners, Hispanic History, Social Emotional Learning

Celebrate Hispanic and Latino culture through music, dance, stories, and more with Cazateatro’s talented artists! This educational production includes audience participation and a fun and enjoyable way to learn about Hispanic cultural traditions and more. Performed in English and Spanish.

Written by Dorimar Ferrer and Carlos Lopez.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

  • 10:30am - Registration Closed

Peter and the Wolf: A Young Person's Concert presented with the Memphis Youth Symphony Program

Location: Orpheum Theatre - 203 South Main Street

Run Time: 60 mins

Grades: All Ages

Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Music, Fine Arts, Social Emotional Learning.

Narrated by: John Best

The Orpheum Theatre Group joins in partnership with the Memphis Youth Symphony to showcase the talented young musicians of our local community with some of your favorite classical and modern works including the narrative folk orchestral work Peter and the Wolf, songs from some of your favorite popular movies, and a few other surprises! Young musicians perform for young audiences to inspire the next generation of artists and arts lovers!

Thursday, December 14, 2023

  • 9:45am - Registration Closed

Friday, December 15, 2023

  • 9:45am - Registration Closed

Ballet Memphis: The Nutcracker

Location: Orpheum Theatre - 203 South Main Street

Run Time: Approx. 60 mins

Grades: All Ages

Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Physical Education, Social Emotional Learning

Transport your students to a sweetly nostalgic riverside and a confectionary dreamland through the eyes of a young girl destined for adventure. Ballet Memphis’ new production of this beloved American holiday tradition promises to delight in both familiar and unexpected ways. Join us for this abbreviated version of this annual tradition!


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