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 performances by touring artists bring learning to life by connecting the arts to a variety of school subjects. 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. 

Sponsored by John K. and Lynne D. Boyer 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, David & Lori Scott Foundation, the Parker Family Foundation and U.S. Bank Foundation.

Upcoming Student Matinees

YAMATO the Drummers of Japan


YAMATO the Drummers of Japan

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 10:30 AM
Holland Center | Kiewit Hall

YAMATO celebrates the ancient art of Japanese taiko drumming. In a spectacular display of physical strength, performers leap from drum to drum to create exhilarating music. 




Siro-A: The Techno Circus


Siro-A: The Techno Circus

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 10:30 AM
Orpheum Theater | Slosburg Hall

Experience a mesmerizing mix of technology and theater at Siro-A! As seen on “America’s Got Talent,” the company fuses mime, dance, visual effects and a techno soundtrack for a mind-blowing show.






National Geographic Live's
Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous
with paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 10:30 AM
Holland Center | Kiewit Hall

Travel back in time with paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim! With video recreating the Cretaceous Era Sahara, he explains how he rediscovered Spinosaurus – a prehistoric monster – before it was lost to science.




Hypnotic Brass Ensemble


Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 10:30 AM
Holland Center | Kiewit Hall

Raised by their jazz legend father Phil Cohran, the brothers of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble mix brass band tradition with generous doses of hip-hop, soul and funk.




Ballet Nebraska's A Midsummer Night's


Ballet Nebraska's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 1:00 PM
Orpheum Theater | Slosburg Hall

Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy comes to life in this enchanting creation by former Royal Danish Ballet dancer Oskar Antunez.



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