A lifelong love of theatre often starts with a school bus ride to see a student matinée performance at Pittsburgh Musical Theater. These matinées are the same professional productions staged for evening and weekend audiences. Student matinée performances begin at 10 a.m., and tickets are $10 each. For every 25 paid student tickets, one complimentary ticket is provided.

Additional Resources

We support student matinees with a range of resources that extend and deepen the theatre experience and connect it to the classroom. These include:

  • Educators' Guides
  • Post-show question-and-answer sessions with the actors
  • Copies of the play script


Registration for the 2016-17 student matinees is now available. Please call Box Office Manager & Audience Services Manager Amber Kocker at 412.539.0900 or email akocher@pittsburghmusicals.com.

A Few Reminders...

  • All shows begin at 10:00 AM.
  • The Byham Theater, The New Hazlett Theater, and The Gargaro Theater are wheelchair accessible. If you have children with special needs, please notify PMT when placing your order.
  • Chaperones and bus drivers need to be included in your reservation count. All children, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to attend the performance.
  • PMT reserves the right to remove students who display inappropriate behavior.
  • Backpacks, food and drink are not permitted in the theater. Performance information, participants, dates, times and prices are subject to change.
  • Payment Policies: A non-refundable 50% deposit is due within 30 days of your ticket reservation. Final payment is due 30 days prior to the performance date. All payments are final. No refunds or exchanges.

2016-17 Student Matinee Schedule

Jekyll & Hyde

October 20th, 2016

Byham Theater - Recommended for junior high and high school aged students.

The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn & double Oscar and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.

This is a special presentation by the students of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory, backed by the talented CAPA Orchestra and supported by the professional artists of Pittsburgh Musical Theater.


A Lyrical Christmas Carol

December 14th, 15th & 16th, 2016

New Hazlett Theater - Recommended for elementary, junior high, and high school aged students.

On Christmas Eve, Scrooge sits in his house with not a kind word for anyone; he just wants to be left alone until the 'humbug' of Christmas is over. But four ghostly visitors-his former business partner, followed by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come - show him the error of his ways, and by the time Christmas Day dawns, Scrooge is a changed person. The entire family will enjoy this timeless classic adapted for the stage by Kenneth Vance and Jane Gargaro peppered with your favorite Christmas carols.


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

January 26th, 2017

Byham Theater - Recommended for junior high and high school aged students.

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Oscar®-nominated score as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.



March 9th, 2017

Byham Theater - Recommended for junior high and high school aged students.

An opportunistic show business promoter sets the career of a female trio of black singers soaring as 1960s Motown music becomes popular with both white and black audiences, necessitating the overweight lead singer's demotion in favor of a more glamorous singer who had previously sung backup.


The Lion King Jr.

March 23rd, 2017

New Hazlett Theater - Recommended for elementary and junior high school aged students.

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands.

The Lion King Jr. is presented by the PMT Preteens.



May 4th, 2017

Byham Theater - Recommended for elementary, junior high and high school aged students.

Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart" as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds" make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.



May 18th, 2017

Gargaro Theater - Recommended for high school aged students.

Set in an East Village park in 1967, Hair is the musical story of a group of hippies who celebrate peace and love in the shadow of the Vietnam War. The loose plotline centers on Berger, the charismatic leader of the “tribe,” and Claude, a sweet-natured guy from Queens who’s about to be drafted. Other memorable characters include Berger’s war protester girlfriend Sheila, lovable flower child Crissy, Mick Jagger fan Woof, Claude’s straight-laced parents and many more. But the real star of Hair is the rocking score, which includes such classic hits as “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius” and “Good Morning Starshine.”

Hair is presented by the PMT Teens.

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