Student Matinee

World-class dance performances in a historic theater for K-12 audiences: 

  • $5 per ticket 
  • All matinees take place on a Thursday or Friday from 10:30-11:30am
  • Post-show Q&A with Artistic Director
  • Interactive Study Guide


2019/20 Reservation Form





  • Holiday Show: Who Brought The Humbug
    Tap Variety Show
    Thursday, December 12th, 2019
    Friday, December 13th, 2019 
  • Collide Theatrical: Romeo & Juliet
    Jazz / Musical Theatre
    Thursday, February 13th, 2020
  • TU Dance
    Contemporary Dance
    Thursday, April 30th, 2020
  • Mixtape
    Hip Hop
    Thursday, May 14th, 2020
During Student Matinees, students are encouraged to be active participants rather than passive observers; students are invited to question dance, engage their curiosity, envision themselves as dancers and art-makers, and move their bodies either from their seats or on the stage. 
The Goodale Theater is a 500-seat house and we expect to sell out quickly.
Cultural Experiences Partnership Program 
Free Student Matinee Tickets & Busing for MPS 8th Grade Teachers and Students 
Every Minneapolis Public School 8th-grade student will attend a matinee performance of a local professional dance company in The Cowles Center's historic Goodale Theater. Tickets and busing for this field trip are completely funded. Tickets should be purchased for the entire grade band. Busing may be reserved by following the field trip request form instructions below after reserving tickets from The Cowles Center.
  • Order bussing through the MPS field trip request form
  • Under payment method select non MPS Org, select Achieve Minneapolis in the drop down menu
  • Write "Bill to MPS Arts" in the Special Instructions box
For more information, contact:
Paula Vasquez Alzate, Education & Community Engagement Coordinator