Since 1999, Lyric Arts Company has provided high-quality theatrical experiences for school groups with School Day Matinee performances of our family-friendly 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.

Bookings are available until two weeks prior to the first School Day Matinee performance of the production. 

2017-2018 School Day Matinee Dates - Now Available

Coney Island Christmas

Thursday, Dec 7 at 10 am & 1 pm
Friday, Dec 8 at 10:30 am & 1 pm
Thursday, Dec 14 at 10 am & 1 pm
Friday, Dec 15 at 10 am & 1 pm

By Donald Margulies
Directed by Elena Giannetti

Coney Island Christmas introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who, much to her immigrant mother’s 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 audience is treated to an enchanting, timeless tale of what it means to discover our own holiday traditions.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music, and merriment in this new seasonal classic for people of all ages and all faiths.

A Wrinkle In Time

Thursday, May 10 at 10 am & 1 pm
Friday, May 11 at 10 am & 1 pm

By John Glore
Directed by Anne Byrd

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 and save humanity.

This enduring classic is filled with adventure, fantasy, and action, and leads to Meg proving, without question, that love CAN overcome evil.

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.

Click on the button and fill out this form to complete a School Day Matinee booking.