Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Student Matinees

Tickets are $10.00 each for students, teachers, and chaperones.

Our Student Matinee Series offers students and teachers performance opportunities to attend selected shows from our Kimmel Center Presents, Broadway and PIFA series.Our Student Matinee series include programs for grades k-12. All matinees are approximately one hour long, and include curriculum materials provided to teachers in advance of the performance. Bus transportation may be available upon request.

2015/16 Student Matinee schedule:


PHILADANCO Winter Program
X-Mas Philes
Dec 11 | 11am | Perelman Theater | Grades 5 - 12
Enchanting story danced to well-known holiday musical favorites.
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Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Feb 22 | 11am | Merriam Theater | Grades K - 3
Beloved children’s story by Eric Carle comes to life on the stage with music and song.  
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Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA)

Architecture in Motion
Apr 13 | 11am | Merriam Theater | Grades 5 - 12
Diavolo performs a compelling style of dance that uses abstract and recognized structures to explore the distinct relationship between the dangers of our environment and the human body.

PHILADANCO Spring Program
Global Artistry
Apr 15 | 11am | Perelman Theater | Grades 5 - 12
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Sneaker Suites
Apr 20 | 12pm | Perelman Theater | Grades 5 - 12
Sneaker Suites is a collection of hip-hop dance pieces that delve into the iconic importance of sneakers in hip-hop culture and examine their spiritual necessity (sole/soul) as the trade tool of street dancers.
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Polygot Theater
Paper Planet
Apr 13 - 15| |10am & 12pm | Hamilton Garden
Children’s imaginations are free to explore and create an interactive world made of paper.

Kimmel Center Education programs are generously supported by the Merck Foundation and The Sidney Kimmel Foundation.

Kimmel Center Student Matinees are sponsored by Health Partners Plan, ACE, Wells Fargo, Merck, Bank of America, Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, and the Lomax Family Foundation.

The Kimmel Centerís Education programming is generously supported by ACE Group, Universal Health Services, Deluxe Corporation Foundation, Republic Bank, and Elliott-Lewis Corporation.