WEEKDAY MATINEES 2018-05-21T14:28:13+00:00

Thousands of students attend productions at the Sudbury Theatre Centre each year, where they experience the best of professional theatre at Northern Ontario’s premiere performance facility.

Our new season offers a variety of programming suitable for elementary and secondary school audiences that will excite and engage both students and educators alike.

Each production presents opportunities for classroom discussion and lesson tie-ins, and offers themes and content to match curriculum material and character education topics.

For more information about weekday matinees or other educational programs, contact the DiBrina Box Office at boxoffice@sudburytheatre.ca or call 705 674 8381.

Our Educator’ Guide provides more details about each of our weekday matinee performances.
To book your school’s seats for one of our shows, complete the Matinee Request Form found on page four of the pdf below.


Each production tells a story that will resonate with children and/or youth – several also feature student actors, or adults playing youthful characters that your students will easily identify with.

Grade 9+     MATINEES

Thursday October 5 and Wednesday October 11 (11:15 am)

Four rock legends – one unbelievable jam session

On December 4, 1956, Sun Records caught lightning in a bottle when Elis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins made recording history as the Million Dollar Quartet. This musical is a powerhouse performance of hip-shaking, guitar-twanging hits by four rock ’n’ roll giants.

Grade 5+     MATINEE

Monday November 13 (11:15 am)

Healing takes courage

When Jake reluctantly returns to Juno Beach for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, he doesn’t except Isabelle. The French ten-year-old charms and challenges the troubled veteran to come to grips with his lifelong demons. This award-winning, captivating Canadian play will give you a new appreciation for Remembrance Day and its importance in our lives.

Grade 4+     MATINEES

December 12, 13, 14 and December 19, 20, 21 (11:15 am)

The nostalgic, laugh-out-loud classic

Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker has high hopes of finding the gift of his dreams under the tree on Christmas morning. He drops multiple hints but to no avail; his parents remain unmovable. What’s Ralphie to do? Will Santa help? All the elements of the 1983 movie are here: the pink bunny slippers, the leg lamp, and the temperamental exploding furnace. Join Ralphie on his quest in this holiday classic that will make you feel like a kid at Christmas all over again.

Grade 9+     MATINEES

Thursday February 15 and Wednesday February 21 (11:15 am)

Part rom-com, part screwball!

In this rom-com with a twist, 30-something Kate has a much better career than love life. Now, she’s tasked with curating an exhibit on the history of romance, despite her own string of unsuccessful relationships and hilariously disastrous dates. Her love life spirals into comic crisis just as her elderly mother rekindles a romance with a man she dated sixty years earlier.

Grade 9+     MATINEE

Thursday March 22 (11:15 am)

Timeless hits and great gags!

A fabulous live concert of timeless hits, great gags and stories from the most famous musical-comedy team of the 1950’s – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Backed by a dynamite live band, you’ll be swept back in time. Laugh and dance the night away to the music and uproarious past that made them famous. You’ll also get a glimpse of what might have been if they’d never split.

Grade 8+     MATINEES

April 17-18-19 (2 matinees per day – 9:30 am and 12:15 pm)

The razor-thin line between teen angst and mental illness

Nina has a great life. She loves her family, she does well in school, and her friends are awesome. But suddenly Nina starts feeling…off. A realistic, honest and bitingly funny look at the difference between ‘teen angst’ and mental illness, and the ways vulnerable kids can start to find their way out of the dark.

Participants develop their performance abilities in acting, voice and movement, and contribute to the creation of props, sets, and costumes. Recent productions include “Peter Pan”, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.

Grades 1-8   MATINEES

Monday May 28 to Thursday May 31 (2 per day – 9:30 am and 12:15 pm)

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in this whimsical production where STC’s Students on Stage bring Lewis Carroll’s classic adventure to life. Enjoy tea with the Mad Hatter, follow advice from the caterpillar, but try to avoid displeasing the Queen of Hearts. A heartwarming and timeless tale.

Download the Study Guide.

Alice in Wonderland Study Guide

For more information about weekday matinees or other educational programs, contact
Ralph McIntosh, Director of Education

705 674 8381 x 27