Student Matinee Series
The Newman Center’s popular student matinee series features four performances during the 2023-24 season. In addition to the inspiring performances, an in-class curriculum that integrates music, dance, social-emotional learning and core subjects through the lens of the artists featured on stage is experienced. Students have the chance to learn about the artists before they see the show, or investigate a variety of cultures and performers in the classroom. The growing bank of digital curricula for K-12 students includes standard-based lesson plans, learning projects, visual content, worksheets, projects and assessment – everything teachers need for easy implementation. Best of all, it is available free for anyone to use.
“For many of my students, this was the very first concert they had ever attended, and they LOVED it!”Christine Kamiskie music teacher, Knapp Elementary
Upcoming Student Matinees
Dog Man: The Musical
Sept 8, 10:15am
Based on the worldwide bestselling hit book series by Dav Pikey, this hilarious and heartwarming new production follows the chronicles of Dog Man who, with the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture.
Dec 7, 10:15am
ArtistiCO is one of Colorado's most celebrated Latinx dance companies and has performed throughout the state including multiple performances at the Newman Center. ArtistiCO will be presenting their annual holiday performance, Fiestas Navideñas, a celebration of Christmas dance and tradition from the country of Mexico.
Okareka: Mana Wahine
Mar 11, 10:15am
One of the leading contemporary Maori dance companies in New Zealand, their celebrated work reflects cultural beliefs, colonial history and the role of women in a vibrant and moving multi-media performance.
Urban Bush Women
Apr 12, 10:15am
Urban Bush Women present groundbreaking work that centers women (+) and members of the African diaspora. Legacy + Lineage + Liberation is a collection of clasic works that transcend genre, illuminating overlooked perspectives that contribute to our national conversation around equity and justice.
Thank you to our community partner Genesee Foundation which proudly helps to fund our student matinees.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I pay for tickets?
Once you have completed your registration form online, the Education team from Newman Center will email you to confirm your attendance. From there, the Box Office will send an invoice. All payment is due 30 days prior to the performance.
I wanted to purchase tickets, but the performance was sold out. Do you have a waitlist?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name on the waitlist when applicable.
Can I pay for my tickets at a later time?
Payment will be due within 30 days of the invoice date.
Do you offer any further discounts on tickets or transportation?
Title I student tickets are $3. Please email email@example.com for further information.
How will I know my ticket order has been filled?
You will be contacted to confirm details of the ticket request. If you do not receive a response within one week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I do if I need to change or cancel my reservation?
Changes must be made one month prior to the performance. Invoices will then be generated at this time, and schools will be responsible for payment based on the final order. After this time, no changes or refunds will be allowed. Submit change requests to email@example.com.
Do you have parking close to the venue?
Yes, the Newman Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2344 East Iliff Avenue in Denver. The Newman Center parking garage is located immediately south of the Newman Center at University and Wesley. A free parking pass will be provided to Student Matinee Series audiences.
Is there school bus parking and loading onsite?
Yes, we have easily accessible bus loading and parking available. We will arrange details when confirming your ticket reservation.
Can our bus driver attend the performance?
The bus driver will park in a designated lot. In order for your bus driver to attend the performance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can we eat lunch on campus?
There is space on a limited basis to eat inside after the performance and ample space outside. For requests, please email email@example.com.
Is the venue accessible? Are there additional accessibility accommodations that can be provided?
All performances are wheelchair accessible and assisted listening devices are available. Please let us know in advance if your students will be requiring special seating, personal captioning devices, or any other assistance to make your visit more enjoyable. Your school must provide interpreters for deaf students, unless otherwise noted.
What if the weather is bad the day of the performance?
Only under very extreme circumstances will we cancel a performance. In the event that we cancel a performance, we will make every effort to schedule your students for a future performance.
What venue guidelines should I be aware of?
Turn off all cell phones, watch alarms, and any electronic devices before entering the theatre.
Food, gum, beverages, and backpacks are not allowed in the theatre. We ask that these items be left at school or on the bus. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
For students bringing lunch to eat on campus, lunches may be brought into the performance hall, but must not be opened or consumed until classroom is at its lunch location.
For additional questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.