Give Your Students the Magic of Live Theatre!

Thanks to the generous contributions of businesses and individuals, we offer classical theatre to student groups at discounted rates. Through this program, Southwest Shakespeare Company has introduced more than 147,000 students from all over the state of Arizona to live theater.


Student Matinees for 2022-2023 Season!

SEATS GOING FAST. BOOK YOUR SEATS TODAY!

If you want to make a reservation for any student matinee, book and educational tour or to attend an evening or weekend performance, please contact Susan Freestone at discover@swshakespeare.org.

KING LEAR
Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

October 18
October 19 (Sold Out)
October 20
October 25
October 26 (Sold Out)
October 28 (Sold Out)

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA
Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

March 22
March 23

March 24
March 28
March 29
March 30 (Sold Out)
(TBA performances March 21, 31)

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST

EDUCATIONAL TOUR: Opens Oct 21, 2022 and runs through March 31, 2023. (80min version including talkback with cast and crew)

$10 SEATS AVAILABLE ON THESE TOURING DATES:
November 4, 10am – Snowflake Highschool. Snowflake, AZ
December 12, 10am – Westwood High School, Mesa, AZ

TO BOOK THE LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST TOUR TO YOUR SCHOOL or FACILITY costs $1,200.

If you are interested in hosting a performance at your facility, we can assist in filling the seats which will aid in the production costs. Please contact Susan, our Education Liaison, at discover@swshakespeare.org.

CLICK HERE to Get More Info on Love’s Labour’s Lost Touring Production.


INCLUDED WITH THE STUDENT MATINEE:

  • Students see full-length performances in fully-reserved seating at the Mesa Arts Center.
  • A comprehensive Teacher Guide to the play (complies with Arizona State Standards) 
  • Free talkbacks with the cast and crew after the performance

Student Matinees begin at 10:00am, but please plan on arriving by 45 min before curtain to ensure timely seating and a punctual start-time. The show ends by 12:30pm and there is a 15 talk back after every show. Water and snacks are sold cash only during the intermission.

Student groups can also attend regular evening or weekend matinee performances. These prices vary depending on the theater and time.

Checks are preferable and should be made payable to:
Southwest Shakespeare Company
PO Box 30595
Mesa, AZ 85275

Major credit cards are also accepted. Full payment is expected BEFORE attendance. 

If you have any questions about the student matinees or student group tickets, please contact Susan Freestone at discover@swshakespeare.org.


Educational Extras: Backstage Tours

Backstage Tours offer a unique technical perspective of how our shows work. After the student matinees, cast and crew members lead students through the backstage areas to experience what it takes behind the curtain to execute a production. Backstage tours cost $25 for groups of 20. DUE TO POTENTIAL COVID RESTRICTIONS backstage tours may not be available at this time. Please inquire with Susan Freestone on availability. 

If you’ve already reserved your student matinee seats or to send a request to add a backstage tour, please contact Susan Freestone at discover@swshakespeare.org.