Student Matinee Series 


For booking, contact Education Manager Carmen-maria Mandley at

(901) 759-0620;


We are pleased to announce these exciting student matinees for the 2018/2019 School year.  Tickets are still only $10.00 per student, and for every 10 student tickets purchased we allow one free chaperone.  

Come celebrate the power of Shakespeare's plays with us in our new home!  

by William Shakespeare

September 18 and 26, 2018 at 10:00 am 

Shakespeare's early comedy is chock full of broad, hilarious clowns, bumbling outlaws in treacherous woods, and teenagers that change their affections and loyalties with dazzling speed.  Meet William Shakespeare in his youth, where his comedy and characters run wild with agile wit and wear their hearts on their sleeves.

Recommended for all ages
Approximate Running Time: 90 Minutes

by William Shakespeare

October 23, 24, 30, and 31, 2018 at 10:00 am

In his horrific, poetic tragedy, Shakespeare begins with a man “too full of the milk of human kindness” and concludes with “the grace of grace.” In between, with alarming speed and majestic verse, he reveals an evil not in our stars nor gods, but from the most frightening source: our own humanity. A play famous for its witches and blood is never more rousing than when it prompts Macbeth’s conscience to speak and act.
Recommended for ages 13+
Approximate Running Time: 2 Hours

Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare

November 7 and 13, 2018 at 10:00 am
December 6, 2018 at 10:00 am at the University of Memphis

Experience this full-bodied story of love and loss performed in elegant Elizabethan simplicity.  With little more than the text of this timeless story, the actors and audience explore the mortal acts of too-young lovers who bury their parents' strife with their lives.

Recommended for ages 13+
Approximate Running Time: 90 Minutes

As You Like It
by William Shakespeare

December 4 and 11 at 11:00 am
December 5 and 12 at 9:00 am

In his comedic masterwork, Shakespeare boldly mixes city-dwellers with country dwellers, introduces the rich characters of Orlando, Rosiland, Jaques (“All the world’s a stage…”) and Touchstone, and invites us all to sing and dance in the Forest of Arden.  This play might have proven a scandal on the Elizabethan stage were it not for the revelations of heart and humanity in the woods.

Recommended for all ages
Approximate Running Time: Two Hours

All performances run without intermission and include a question-and-answer session with the actors.
Fun, enriching playshops that invite your students into the stories of these plays are available at an additional cost.

What students and teachers are saying about TSC's Student Matinees:

I don't believe there could be any performing arts company that could satisfy my love for the arts any better than the Tennessee Shakespeare Company.
- Caitlyn Knot, 11th Grade, Middle College High School
My students were on the edge of their seats. I enjoyed watching them as much as I enjoyed watching the performers! It is imperative that students are given good first experiences with Shakespeare. So often they are turned off by having to simply read the plays, or they see less than stellar performances. My students were entranced, delighted, and asking for more.
- Ann Lane Neal, Director of Theatre Arts, St. Agnes Academy
Many of my students, who had expressed trepidation in understanding Shakespeare, were surprised to find that they not only understood but also enjoyed the play.
- Janelle Phipps, English Teacher, Harding Academy
I don't want my comments to seem hyperbolic—but my students and I feel that this was the richest literary experience we have ever had.
- Julia Goodwin, English Teacher, Bartlett HS

 TSC's Romeo and Juliet Student Matinee Actor Talkback  

To view TSC's page on the Tennessee Arts Commission website for Ticket Subsidy and State Funding, click hereTo view available grants, click here.

Reduced pricing is made possible in part by TSC's Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company's The Romeo and Juliet Project is generously sponsored in part by our friends and tremendous community partners Shakespeare in American Communities, FedEx, International Paper, the Tennessee Arts Commission, Sara Savell, Milton T. Schaeffer, and The Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund

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