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.

Upcoming Student Matinees

Black Violin 2

Kev Marcus and Wil B stand holding their instruments

Black Violin: SOLD OUT

Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 10:30 AM
Holland Center | Kiewit Hall

Kev Marcus on violin and Wil B on viola wow all ages with their ground-breaking blend of popular and classical music.


Dorrance Dance – ETM: Double Down


Dorrance Dance – ETM: Double Down

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 10:30 AM
Orpheum Theater | Slosburg Hall

Three musicians, a break-dancer and eight ace tap dancers deliver an absorbing performance that twitches with invention on an electronic dance floor.


The Nutcracker

1516 SMS Nutcracker

American Midwest Ballet's The Nutcracker

Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 1:00 PM
Friday, December 7, 2018 | 10:30 AM & 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


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

Thursday, 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.


Capturing the Impossible


National Geographic Live's
Capturing the Impossible
with filmmaker Bryan Smith

Tuesday, March 19, 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.