TEACHERS AND CLASSROOMS
The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts provides arts learning and engagement opportunities for all ages. Through student and family performances, lectures, master classes, and workshops with world renowned artists, there are numerous opportunities to enrich the performance experience. We recognize the arts as essential for the development of twenty-first century skills and are excited to open our doors to stimulate dialogue, engage diverse audiences, and create strong curricular connections and partnerships.
2018-19 Student Matinee Series
We proudly offer our Student Matinee Series for Pre-K-12th grade audiences, with our renowned touring artists bringing multi-disciplinary performances connected to Colorado Academic Standards and 21st Century Skills. A perfect college-readiness field trip with easy bus loading and transportation options.
- For more information on the performances and showtimes, click here.
- When you’re ready, school groups may use the ticket request form to hold tickets until confirmed.
Note: cancellations are due at least one month from performance time or group will be charged the full amount requested.
- Want to request a transportation or ticket subsidy to help your group attend? Fill out a scholarship request.
- New! S.T.E.A.M. field trip: arts in the morning, engineering in the afternoon.
For all other questions, contact Newman Center Learning and Community Engagement, via email or at 303-871-6422.
Jazz Ambassadors Student Matinee Big Band
October 18, 2018 at 10:30 am / elementary and higher This performance is free. Reserve today, space is limited.
The official touring band of the US Army will play the 100 year history of jazz, a uniquely American treasure. This big band experience will inspire students and teachers alike.Ticket Request Form
Fiesta Colorado Student Matinee With live mariachi!
November 27, 2018 at 10:30 am / all ages
Join Fiesta Colorado, the award-winning Hispanic dance company in Colorado. Students will love this high-energy celebration of Mexican culture.Group Request Purchase Now
Delfeayo Marsalis Student Matinee New Orleans old-school jazz
February 26, 2019 at 10:30 am / elementary and higher
Delfeayo Marsalis celebrates the musical heritage of New Orleans in this musically joyful, engaging performance. Marsalis is a seasoned teaching artist with students — sure to be a hit!Group Request Purchase Now
Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days Student Matinee
March 22, 2019 at 10:30 am / middle school and higher
Newman Center and donnie l. betts present Black. by Lamaria Aminah. Biracial playwright Lamaria Aminah has spent much of her career considering issues of racial and social justice. Her play, Black., addresses issues about race that are not commonly discussed in society.
The play revolves around a short conversation between a black woman and a white woman momentarily linked by the death of a 12-year-old child. The intimacy that connects these two strangers is shocking. It’s a murder that confounds the white woman—while the black woman finds it unnervingly predictable. Black. shares the story from the victim’s and shooter’s perspectives.
Dorrance Dance Student Matinee Interactive tap dance
April 4, 2019 at 10:30 am / all ages
Join dancers and musicians as they make the stage their instrument, using tap dance and devised instrumentation. Come find out why choreographer Michelle Dorrance is a MacArthur “Genius” grant recipient.Group Request Purchase Now
Once a request has been confirmed, payment is due within a month.
If you are a Denver Public Schools teacher requesting the field trip at least 15 student contact days ahead of time, you can email Kathy Thomas to request a bus scholarship.
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.
- 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.