Since 1999, Lyric Arts Company has provided high-quality theatrical experiences for school groups with School Day Matinee performances of our “Mainly for Kids” productions. These selections are specifically designed to entertain students while introducing them to the performing arts and classic storytelling.

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. Invoices are not available for home school or daycare groups.

School Day Matinees are available for school bookings until two weeks prior to the start of the production. 

2017-2018 School Day Matinee Dates - Now Available

Dates and Times

Coney Island Christmas

By Donald Margulies
This area premiere, described as an “incredible enchantment” by the L.A. Times, introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who, much to her immigrant parents’ exasperation, is cast as Jesus in the school’s Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the play captures a timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holiday season. Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music, and merriment in this new seasonal classic for people of all ages and all faiths.

Thursday, Dec 7 @ 10 am
Thursday, Dec 7 @ 1 pm
Friday, Dec 8 @ 10 am
Friday, Dec 8 @ 1 pm
Thursday, Dec 14 @ 10 am
Thursday, Dec 14 @ 1 pm
Friday, Dec 15 @ 10 am
Friday, Dec 15 @ 1 pm

Dates and Times

A Wrinkle In Time

By John Glore
In a new play by John Glore, adapted from the beloved 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, one of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murray, is back—braces, stubbornness, and all—to join forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace and more to battle malevolent forces so she can rescue her father, save humanity, and fined herself. In the end, Meg proves, without question, that love CAN overcome evil.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 10 am
Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 1 pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 10 am
Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 1 pm

Booking School Day Matinees

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.

Please reserve early, as 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 a School Day Matinee Request form below or contact Michael Conroy, Box Office Associate, during regular Box Office hours (Monday-Friday, 12-5 pm) at 763-233-0812 or

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

Fill out this form to book a School Day Matinee.

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