School-Time Matinee Series

The School-Time Matinee Series is an arts education initiative at the Bologna Performing Arts Center intended for school children and educators. STMS performances are scheduled for the spring and fall semester of each academic year, and usually take place at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on weekday mornings. Study guides are available for download in the section below that accompany the performances.


Bringing students to the theatre teachers them so much more than simply the narrative playing out on the stage. Students who experience live theatre participate in experiential learning that elevates the subject matter and offers a unique take on more traditional instruction methods. Plus, you’re not just teaching your students about the content of the performance. You’re teaching them about theatre procedure—the how, not just the what—and part of that lesson includes how to be a good audience member. Before attending our STMS performances, please take a moment and review the 2018-2019 Theater Etiquette Handout with your students.


Download the 2018-2019 ORDER FORM and submit with full payment to reserve your seats. Tickets for the School-Time Matinee Series 2018-2019 Season will go on sale Monday, August 13, 2018.


For questions regarding the 2018-2019 School-Time Matinee Series, please contact Arts Education Coordinator Cade Holder at or (662) 846-4844.


Upcoming 2018-2019 School-Time Matinee Series Performances


A Very Electric Christmas

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Click HERE for performance Study Guide

Recommended for all ages* in kindergarten, elementary and middle school!

Our 9:30 performance is sold out! Seats still available at the 11:30 performance!

Please note that this show is performed in complete darkness.

Sponsored by:






Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Our 9:30 performance is sold out! Seats still available for the 11:30 performance.

Here you can download our Study Guide and coloring pages of the Kronosaurus and Plesiosaurus

Recommended for K-5



Ronald K. Brown/Evidence

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 10 a.m.

Recommended for middle and high school audiences

Sponsored by:






 Junie B. Jones

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Please note that this performance is sold out! Check out our other titles this season to bring your students to the theatre!
Click HERE for performance Study Guide
Recommended for K-5

Sponsored by:





Thank you to our 2018-2019 School Time Matinee Series Grant Partners!

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