School Matinees

Central Square Theater is offering live, in-person Student Matinee performances for the 2021-22 Season. Note that for the safety and comfort of all who attend our shows, all audience members must present either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter Central Square Theater. Learn more about our in-person Safety Protocols

We know that, for many schools, the logistical complications of the pandemic make off site field trips difficult right now. For that reason, we are aiming to make as many mainstage shows as possible available for virtual booking, as well.

Contact Kortney at to coordinate your in-person or virtual visit to see these performances:

Digital Stream Available through November 21
Queen’s Girl in the World

This Motown-infused story of Jacqueline Marie Butler, a Black teenager coming of age in the 1960s. Queens Girl in the World is a funny, heartfelt tour de force solo show with one actor portraying over a dozen characters!

November 11 – December 12
The Half-Life of Marie Curie

Summer, 1912. Two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie takes refuge with her friend Hertha Aryton, renowned mechanical engineer. In the course of this 90 minute play their friendship is tested as they take on double standards, negotiating their passion for science, families, and romantic partners, their barriers, and the danger of new discoveries.

February 3 to March 6
Young Nerds of Color

Assembled from over 60 interviews with scientists – established and emerging, rock stars and renegades – playwright Melinda Lopez weaves together their challenges, successes, and wildest dreams. Told from the perspective of those most underrepresented in science, their stories are amplified with rich harmonies to bring us together to break down the boundaries of science.

All shows in the 2021-22 Season are recommended for students aged 13+.

Admission includes:

  • FREE admission for chaperones. One chaperone for every 10 students requested.
  • Copy of script
  • Digital PERFORMANCE GUIDE to help you prepare and reflect with your students
  • Post-performance conversation with members of the cast
  • Pre-show and post-show in-school workshops can be arranged for an additional fee

To make a ticket reservation contact:

Kortney Adams, Education Manager