Student Matinee Series

Set the stage for learning and treat your students to a show! The Student Matinee Series offers performances specifically geared toward young audiences. These daytime shows by touring artists bring learning to life by connecting the arts to a variety of school subjects and select state standards from grades K-12.

Tickets are $4 per student and are available for purchase to schools and homeschool groups only. Ticket and bus subsidies are awarded on a case-by-case basis to school groups demonstrating financial need. More information regarding eligibility is located on the registration form. 

For questions about the Student Matinee Series please contact or call 402-661-8503.

Sponsored by John K. and Lynne D. Boyer Family Foundation, Dixon Family Foundation, The Hamann Family Fund, Holland Foundation, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, The Presenters, Kathryn Weil Simon, the Amy L. Scott Family Foundation, Lori & David Scott Foundation, the Parker Family Foundation and U.S. Bank Foundation.

Student Matinee Info Sheets

The Nutcracker with American Midwest Ballet

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The Nutcracker with American Midwest Ballet

December 6, 2018 | 1:00 PM
December 7, 2018 | 10:30 AM (Sold Out) and 1:00 PM
Orpheum Theater| Slosburg Hall

Always fresh, lively, and thoroughly entertaining, The Nutcracker returns with the visual splendor and charming story that make it a favorite.

Damien Sneed's Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther Kind, Jr.

damien sneed seated in a suit seated in a chair in front of a piano

Damien Sneed

February 14, 2019 | 10:30 AM
Holland Center | Kiewit Hall

Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this celebration showcases repertoire from across African American music traditions.

 Damien Sneed Info Sheet

National Geographic Live: Capturing the Impossible

image of landscape with snow peaked mountains and hang gliders on a sunny day

Capturing the Impossible

March 9, 2019 | 10:30 AM
Holland Center | Kiewit Hall

Filmmaker Bryan Smith loves an extreme challenge – and if it involves frostbite, angry locals with machetes or ice climbing Niagara Falls, that’s where you’ll find him.