Lyric Arts began providing high-quality theatrical experiences for school groups with School Day Matinee performances of our family-friendly productions in 1999. Since then, we have expanded our offerings to include Tours & Workshops, available both throughout the year and immediately following our School Day Matinee performances, which can be customized to meet your groups' specific needs.

Field Trip Reservation Forms

Click on the yellow buttons below to book a School Day Matinee Performance or a Tour & Workshop!

School Day Matinees

Every year, Lyric Arts provides School Day Matinee performances for two of our season's most family-friendly productions. These selections are specifically designed to entertain students while also introducing them to the performing arts and classic storytelling in a professional setting.

School Day Matinees are made available to school groups (including home school and daycare groups) of 10 or more students at the special price of $8 per ticket. Plus, teachers receive one free ticket with every 12 student tickets reserved. Tickets may be paid for or invoiced once a final count is given on the day of the performance. Please note: invoices are not available for home school or daycare groups. Also, as a courtesy to our patrons, children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

2018-2019 School Day Matinee Performances - Available Now!


Prancer - Registrations for School Day Matinees for Prancer have now closed.

By Greg Taylor

In this area premiere, young Jessica Riggs’ family has fallen on hard times. Despite recent heartbreak, she keeps her steadfast belief in miracles—and in Santa Claus. When an injured reindeer appears in Jessica’s backyard, she believes it is Prancer. She vows to nurse the creature back to health and return it to its home in time for Christmas Eve. When the entire community finds out about
Prancer, it causes big problems for Jessica and strains her
relationship with her disheartened father.

With delightful puppetry and an uplifting message about hope, this heartwarming tale, based on the cherished 1989 film of the same name, is sure to bring joy to your holiday season.

For a preview of what to expect from the show, please visit our What Audiences Should Know guide. Note: As a courtesy to our patrons, children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

By Allison Gregory
Based on the books by Barbara Park

Everyone’s favorite Kindergartner returns in this hilarious tale that focuses on the importance of honesty.

Junie B. Jones has a huge problem! Her new furry mittens are missing! And, that can only mean one thing—they’ve been stolen! So, when Junie finds a wonderful pen of many colors, the “finders keepers” rule should apply, right? Or should it?

This new Junie B. play, based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park, teaches a valuable lesson about respecting other people's belongings and will leave kids laughing for days!

For a preview of what to expect from the show, please visit our What Audiences Should Know guide. Note: As a courtesy to our patrons, children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

Final Booking Date: Friday, Apr 19

Confirmed Performance Dates

Thursday, May 9 at 10 am—50 seats remaining
Thursday, May 9 at 1 pm—SOLD OUT!
Friday, May 10 at 10 am—30 seats remaining
Friday, May 10 at 1 pm—55 seats remaining


Tours & Workshops

When you bring your students to a School Day Matinee, you can also include a backstage tour and a hands-on theater workshop for your group! Get a full tour of the theater (stage, backstage, makeup & dressing rooms, scene shop and costume shop), then stay for a fun workshop taught by a member of the cast or Lyric Arts staff member. It's a highly interactive, engaging way to introduce all ages to the world of theater!

Fees are $4 per student (teachers and adult chaperone fees are waived) and we can accommodate up to 100 students. The Tour & Workshop begin immediately following the School Day Matinee performance. 

We also offer standalone Tours & Workshops independent of School Day Matinee performances at the same price.

Lyric Arts will design a workshop or series of workshops to meet the needs and interests of your students. We will work with you to custom-tailor a program that works with your schedule and learning goals. We will also provide the teaching artist, classroom, and performance space.

Example topics:

  • Acting

  • Audition Prep

  • Improvisation and Sketch Comedy

  • Musical Theater

  • Shakespeare (study and performance)

  • Playwriting

  • Technical Theater and Design

  • Theater History

Don’t see the topic you want? No problem–we’ve got experience in designing a wide range of curriculum beyond the topics listed above. Just contact our Education Director, Eli Halterman, at (763) 233-0804 or to create your own unique program!

Booking School Day Matinees, Tours & Workshops

Performance times for matinees are determined by the first group to book a performance on each day. Morning performances need to begin between 10:00 am and 10:45 am. Afternoon performances need to begin between 1:00 pm and 1:45 pm. Tours & Workshops are held immediately following a School Day Matinee performance.

For School Day Matinees, please reserve early, as some performances fill quickly. Reservations are for general seating. No tickets will be issued. Your reservation guarantees your seats. Seating in the theater is based on group size.

To book a School Day Matinee performance for your group, fill out the "Book a School Day Matinee" form above, or contact Michael Conroy, Box Office Associate, during regular Box Office hours (Monday-Friday, 11 am-5 pm) at (763) 233-0812 or Please indicate if you would like to add a Tour & Workshop in your reservation request.

For standalone Tour & Workshops, fill out the "Schedule a Tour & Workshop" form above, or contact Eli Halterman, Education Director, at (763) 233-0804 or

Please note that reservations are not finalized until a confirmation email with a completed reservation form is received.