All Newman Center events through Sept 7, 2020 have been canceled or postponed. In addition, the remainder of the Newman Center Presents Season has been canceled. Read Newman Center’s novel coronavirus updates here.


The Newman Center Student Matinee Series provides K-12 students with an opportunity to see incredible artists from around the world. In addition to live performance experiences, educational study guides are provided online. Students experience a variety of cultures and learn the importance and impact of the arts. Students think about how to connect arts to everyday school subjects like dance, science, music, and math, all culminating in a live experience. 

Field Trip Add-On Opportunities

Interested in adding a STEAM activity or a University of Denver campus tour?

S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The Newman Center partners with other DU departments to provide additional field trip opportunities, which adds more to the student matinee experience.

All student matinee performances are one hour and begin at 10:30 am.

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2019-2020 Student Matinee Performances

Fiesta Colorado

Mon Oct 05, 2020 at 10:30 am

Curriculum connections: geography, dance, and social studies.

Fiesta Colorado Dance Company is Colorado’s premier Hispanic Dance Company. It has presented the highest quality performances of Mexican Folkloric, Flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance shown in Colorado for 40 years under the leadership of Founder and Artistic Director Jeanette Trujillo-Lucero.

Study Guide coming soon.

Register Here

National Geographic Live: Nizar Ibrahim

Wed Feb 10, 2021 at 10:30 am

Curriculum connections: history, geography, reading, writing and communicating.

Nizar Ibrahim is a paleontologist who scours the deserts of North Africa for clues to life in the Cretaceous period. His team has unearthed giant dinosaur bones and footprints as well as remains of prehistoric fishes, crocodile-like predators, and giant flying reptiles. In addition to his work, Ibrahim is working on a number of scientific literacy projects to introduce young people around the world to science and exploration.

Study Guide coming soon.

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Mon Feb 22, 2021 at 10:30 am

Curriculum connections: music, math, science, and history.

Kodō is a professional taiko drumming troupe. Based on Sado Island, Japan, they have had a role in popularizing taiko drumming, both in Japan and abroad.

Study Guide coming soon.

Register Here

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Fri May 07, 2021 at 10:30 am

Curriculum connections: history, dance, and P.E.

Now a singular presence in the ballet world, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company tours nationally and internationally, presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The 18-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture.

Study Guide coming soon.

Register Here
Dance Theatre of Harlem two dancers

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.

Payment will be due within 30 days of the invoice date.

Title I student tickets are $3. Please email for further information.

You will be contacted to confirm details of the ticket request. If you do not receive a response within one week, please email

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

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.

Yes, we have easily accessible bus loading and parking available. We will arrange details when confirming your ticket reservation.

The bus driver will park in a designated lot. In order for your bus driver to attend the performance, email

There is space on a limited basis to eat inside after the performance and ample space outside. For requests, please email

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.

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.

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.

Teachers and chaperones should watch students at all times. Damage to the theatre, lobby or exterior will be billed in full back to the school.

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