School-Time Matinee Series

By bringing your students to a live performing arts experience, you are giving them the gifts of broadened perspective and experiential learning. Exposure to live theater ignites a child’s imagination in a unique way, opening the door to a greater understanding of the world and a life-long love of the arts.

The School-Time Matinee Series strives to offer a wide variety of programming that incorporates academic subject matter, literary classics, and art-forms such as music and theatre. The Matinee Series also aims to meet the artistic and educational needs of students in all grade-levels.

Download the Order Form and mail into our offices once you have collected payment and counted all of your students. Teachers and administrators, please review our policies and procedures page on the order form before purchasing tickets. Please note that we do not take orders over the phone.

For questions regarding the 2017-2018 School-Time Matinee Series, please contact Arts Education Coordinator Cade Holder at or (662) 846-4844.

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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. Click here to download: Theater Etiquette Handout

Upcoming 2017-2018 School-Time Matinee Series Performances

Thursday, April 5, 2018
9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Recommended preK-5th grades

Click HERE to be redirected to the My Father’s Dragon Study Guide

The Bologna Performing Arts Center is proud to partner with Dr. Amanda Mayes at Purdue University to participate in a literacy study in conjunction with the performance on My Father’s Dragon in April. Each student who attends the performance is eligible to receive a copy of the book, My Father’s Dragon, by Ruth Stiles Gannet. To place a book order for your class and to access the lesson plans for Dr. Mayes’s study, please contact the arts education office at 662-846-4844.


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Thank you to our 2017-2018 School Time Matinee Series Grant Partners!



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