Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State



The price for each in-person School-Time Matinee is $8 per person. The School-Time Virtual presentation is provided to educators free of charge.


Keith Brainard via email at kab248@psu.edu or by phone at 814-865-5011 to make your reservation.

When placing your order, please provide:

  • Contact person’s name and email address;
  • Name, address, and phone number of the school;
  • Approximate number of students and teachers who will view the School-Time Virtual event or attend the School-Time Matinee performance(s);
  • Grade level of students;
  • Number of buses;
  • Accessibility needs (wheelchair, ASL interpreter, audio description, etc.).

Registration deadlines

Jabari Dreams of Freedom
November 3, 2022

Soweto Gospel Choir
November 15, 2022

Soul Science Lab
March 13, 2023

For the free pre-recorded performance Jabari Dreams of Freedom, you will be sent an email confirmation immediately after registering. The program link and password, instructions for accessing the video link, and teaching resources will be sent November 4, 2022.

For the two in-person school performances, you will be sent an email confirmation immediately after registering. Teaching resources will be sent six weeks before each performance.

Transportation subsidy

The Honey and Bill Jaffe Endowment for Audience Development and the Center for the Performing Arts are pleased to offer a limited busing subsidy to assist your school with transportation costs for School-Time Matinees. Ask for details when you make your reservation.


Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Keith Brainard at 814-865-5011 in advance of your visit.


Visit funding for more information about field trip and education grants.

Plan your day

Visit plan your day for well-rounded field-trip ideas in tandem with a School-Time Matinee event.