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


Admission for each School-Time Matinee is $8 per person. One complimentary chaperone seat is provided for each group of twenty or more.

Contact Shannon Arney at 814-863-2688 or via email to make your reservation.

She’ll take all requests for busing subsidy for the School-Time Matinees. Visit funding for opportunities for field trip support, including useful rationales for an educational field trip in the arts.

When calling to place your order, please be prepared with the following information:

  • Contact person’s name and email address;
  • Name, address, phone number, and fax number of the school;
  • Approximate number of students and adults attending;
  • Grade level of students attending;
  • Number of buses to be used;
  • Special needs of students (wheelchairs, ASL interpreter, audio description, etc.).

Payment must be received two weeks prior to the School-Time Matinee date.

Teaching materials will be available one month before each School-Time Matinee. School contacts will be notified via email when materials are ready.

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, contact Shannon Arney at 814-863-2688 in advance of your visit.

Audio description is available, upon advance request, for each 2017–2018 School-Time Matinee. To request audio description for a School-Time Matinee, contact Shannon Arney—at least two weeks prior to the matinee date—at 814-863-2688.

The Honey and Bill Jaffe Endowment for Audience Development and the Center for the Performing Arts provide funding for the busing subsidy and School-time Matinee marketing materials.

Parking for school groups traveling by bus is provided free of charge in designated spaces. Patrons traveling in smaller passenger vehicles must pay for parking in visitor lots. Go to visitor parking information for details.