Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Student Matinees

Each year, we offer select student matinee performances. These concerts provide a unique opportunity for students and teachers to experience a performance and participate in a talk-back with artists about their work.

All matinees are approximately one hour long, begin at 11am, and include curriculum materials provided to teachers in advance of the performance. Tickets are $10 per person per performance, including students and chaperones.

Upcoming Student Matinees:

Enchantment Theatre's
The Adventures of
Harold & the Purple Crayon

Mon, Apr 13 | 11am | Merriam Theater
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Enchantment Theatre Company's The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon is based on Crockett Johnson's delightful picture book series that follows the zany adventures of an inventive young boy. The 'Harold' books have captivated families for more than fifty years, celebrating the imagination of children and the unique way they see the world. Resourceful and brave, Harold creates the world he wants to explore, using nothing more than a big purple crayon and his sky's-the-limit imagination. This innovative production will take your family on a wild ride as Harold jets to Mars, joins a circus, and meets a princess in an enchanted garden.

This adaptation and performance based on the book series, Harold and the Purple Crayon, is presented with the permission of the Estate of Ruth Krauss. This production has been made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts that believes that a great nation deserves great art. Art Works.


Having Our Say...

Fri, Apr 17 | 11am | Perelman Theater
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Now in their 45th Season, PHILADANCO continues their legacy of breaking barriers and building bridges across cultural divides.

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

Student Matinee transportation is generously supported by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation.

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