Student Theatre Series

Student Group Tickets

Students across New Haven are invited to experience Long Wharf Theatre productions free of charge through our Student Theatre Series. Participating New Haven schools receive theatre-integrated curricula intersecting subject areas, pre-show workshops, production-specific guidebooks, and free tickets to the field trip of a lifetime: Long Wharf Theatre productions exclusively reserved for student audiences.

Long Wharf Theatre’s Education staff partners with teachers to integrate play content into curricula spanning core subjects. The result is a dynamic series that enriches the experience of theatre-loving and theatre-curious students, while aiding the development of metacognition and critical thinking skills.

Student Matinee Series partner schools receive:

  • Up to *twenty-five free tickets for students (and chaperones) per partner school.
    • All student matinees begin at 10:30am. Schools are expected to be at the theater by 10:00am to be seated.
    • Performances can run up to two-and-a-half hours, depending on the show.
    • Post-show discussions are approximately thirty minutes long.
  • Training workshops designed to create space for developing opportunities for cross-curricular teaching that integrates theatre arts.
  • Digital access to supplementary, show-specific resources including scripts and synopses.
  • Artist visits and tailored workshops, upon request (based on availability).

*Due to the limited capacity of our 2021/22 season, we’ve reduced the available ticket allotment per partner school to ensure that space remains available to a wide range of students.

Applications for partner schools will open soon. Please contact Cheyenne Barboza, Community Partnerships & Literary Associate for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Student group tickets can be reserved for any performance of any show, pending availability.

Student group tickets are available for any performance of any show, pending availability.

In the event that schools are cancelled due to inclement weather or should LWT cancel a performance due to inclement weather, LWT will make it a priority to work with each Student Group to ensure students are able to participate fully in the Student Theatre Series. First, LWT will exchange the tickets to another performance of the same production, subject to availability. If tickets are not available for the same production, LWT will exchange tickets to another performance in the Student Theatre Series, again subject to availability.

Student Theatre Series Sponsors

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Anna Fitch Ardenghi Trust
Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, Inc.
The Ethel & Abe Lapides Foundation, Inc.
The George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation
Seymour L. Lustman Memorial Fund
Theatre Forward
Wells Fargo Foundation
Yale Repertory Theatre