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.

  • 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

2023-2024 Student Matinee Schedule

The Mountaintop
By Katori Hall
Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg 
A moving story about the final days of Martin Luther King, Jr. 
     Thursday, October 19
     Wednesday, October 25 
     Thursday, November 2 

Next to Normal
Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Music by Tom Kitt
Directed by Alan Paul
The Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical about a family's struggle with the ripple effects of mental illness 
     Wednesday, February 7 
     Wednesday, February 14
     Wednesday, February 21
     Wednesday, February 28

By Suzan-Lori Parks 
Directed by Jamil Jude 
A gripping Pulitzer Prize-winning play about two brothers confronting the challenges of racism and poverty 
     Thursday, June 6 

For more info or to book tickets, contact Round House Theatre Education at 301-585-1225 or email and include your name, school, preferred date and approximate number of tickets. Registrations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are not final until they have been confirmed via contract.