Student Matinees

School Performances

To place an order using a school issued purchase order, procurement card or credit card, contact the Tacoma Arts Live Box Office at 253.346.1721, Tuesday through Friday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tacoma Arts Live requires a purchase order number, check or credit card at the time of purchase to reserve seating for the school day matinees. Seating cannot be reserved without payment. All payments are made on a non-refundable basis. Additionally, a purchase order three weeks in advance of the scheduled event is required. Checks should be made payable to Tacoma Arts Live.

Seats are assigned based on the date your order is received. It is strongly recommended that you purchase your seats early for the best chance to secure main floor seating for your class!

Need help with Transportation?

Support from our Bus Fund can reimburse up to $100 of travel cost to attend a matinee!

To qualify, you must purchase 75+ tickets and have a school free and reduced lunch rate of 25% or higher. Email requests to with the subject: Bus Fund Request. Include your school’s name and contact information, Education Matinee you are attending, number of tickets purchased, and your school’s free and reduced lunch rate.

Bus Fund Requests will be reviewed in the order received and are subject to fund availability.

Kennedy Center Partner in Education

As a Kennedy Center Partner in Education, our focus is to bring the best theater and learning experiences to you and your students. All of our school time matinee shows are linked to Washington State’s Learning Requirements and have education guides for classroom preparation and reflections.

Reserving Tickets

Tickets: $8

To purchase tickets, call the Tacoma Arts Live Box Office at 253.346.1721

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