Student Matinee Series
The Newman Center’s popular student matinee series features four performances during the 2022-23 season including upcoming performances with Manual Cinema’s Leonardo! January 18 at 10:15am and Mingus Big Band April 7 at 10:15am. Earlier in the 2022-23 season, students learned about mambo music with Cuba’s Orquesta Akokán in October at East High School, in addition to the holiday celebrations of Mexico with Latinx dance ensemble ArtistiCO in December.
The student matinee series includes an in-class curriculum that integrates music, dance, social-emotional learning and core subjects through the lens of the artists featured on stage. 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
Mingus Big Band
April 7, 10:15am
Celebrating the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, featuring a 14-piece band.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.