Student Matinee Program
Now Offering Virtual On-Demand Performances of The Tempest for School Groups
Education sits at the core of Round House Theatre’s mission. Round House’s Student Matinee Program provides school groups with a comprehensive, exceptional theatrical arts experience through a package of opportunities designed to engage, educate, and entertain. Seeing a great play does not simply introduce students to the world of theatre; it excites curiosity, incites empathy, and encourages independent thinking, proving to be an invaluable educational tool for holistic learning in the modern world.
Virtual On-Demand Student Matinees:
Bring our production of The Tempest into your classroom!
With this production, Aaron Posner and Teller have crafted a Tempest that is unquestionably Shakespeare, but is accessible and exciting for 21st-century audiences. The obscure references and most archaic phrasings have been trimmed away, and the core story has been lifted up by illusions and movement and music, resulting in a production that is rewarding and inviting for both the Shakespeare geek and the student who thinks they don’t like Shakespeare.
• Virtual Student Matinee performances may be viewed on demand in your classroom anytime between January and June, 2023.
• Middle and High school classrooms are offered this opportunity for free.
• Study materials provided help teachers and students prepare for and follow up the performance
• Post-Show Discussions can be arranged through the Round House Theatre Education Department pending artist availability.
NOTE: Students interested in attending The Tempest in-person can reserve one FREE ticket through our Free Play program, which may be applied to one of our regularly scheduled evening or weekend matinee performances.
For more information or to book the virtual production, contact Round House Theatre Education at 301-585-1225 or email Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org and include your name, school, and approximate number of students. Registrations are not final until they have been confirmed via contract. Teachers will be provided with a secure link to view the production, as well as links to supporting materials to supplement your students’ experience of the play.
In-Person Student Matinees at our Theatre in Bethesda:
• Student Matinee performances begin at 10:00 am
• Performances are at Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway in Bethesda (one block from Wisconsin Avenue and the Bethesda Metro station)
• High school students are all offered one FREE ticket through our Free Play program, which may be applied to one of our regularly scheduled evening performances or to your group attending a Student Matinee.
• One free adult chaperone ticket for every 10 student tickets
• Study materials help teachers and students prepare for and follow up the performance
• Post-Show Discussions immediately follow every Student Matinee performance
• All attendees will need to wear a mask at all times inside Round House Theatre facilities.
2022-2023 Student Matinee Schedule
By Natasha Gordon
Directed by Timothy Douglas
Wednesday, September 28
Friday, October 7
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Aaron Posner & Teller
Wednesday, Dec 7
Wednesday, Dec 14
Wednesday, Jan 18
Wednesday, Jan 25
By Dani Stoller
Round House Theatre's Teen Performance Company
The 21st Annual Sarah Metzger Memorial Play
Friday, February 17, 2023
For more info or to book tickets, contact Round House Theatre Education at 301-585-1225 or email Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org and include your name, school, and preferred date. Registrations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations are not final until they have been confirmed via contract.