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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.


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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

  • 10:00am
  • 12:00pm

Thursday, October 5, 2023

  • 10:00am
  • 12:00pm


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.


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

  • 10:30am


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 

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

Friday, December 15, 2023

  • 9:45am


Ballet Memphis: The Nutcracker

Location: Orpheum Theatre - 203 South Main Street

Run Time: 2 Hours

Grades: All Ages

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

A newly realized production of this timeless holiday classic that follows Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on an epic adventure.  Join us for this annual tradition and get into the holiday spirit! 


Thursday, January 25, 2024

  • 10:00am

Friday, January 26, 2024

  • 10:00am


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.

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