Student Matinees

ATP Student Matinees bring the excitement of live theatre to students from across Calgary! Bringing live theatre, professional artists and the youth of Calgary together, ATP strives to assist teachers in integrating one of life’s essentials, the arts, into their curriculum. ATP brings contemporary, relevant plays to life on the Martha Cohen Theatre stage and is proud to offer schools the opportunity to see our productions through our Student Matinees.

If you would like to book a 2016-17 Student Matinee, please contact our Youth Engagement Manager, Talore Peterson at or 403-294-7475 ext 1098 with the following details:

• School Name       • Preferred matinee date      • Number of tickets needed

Cost: Student Matinees are priced at $17 per ticket. (Student, Teacher & Chaperone)

Audience Advice: Our audience advice is a grade recommendation. We base our student matinee recommendations on what we deem appropriate for a Kindergarten through Grade 12 students. Content concerns are always subjective, so if you or your students have content sensitivities, please inform us at the time of booking and we will be happy to provide you with more information (amount of information we are able to provide is subject to availability when the matinee is a touring presentation or brand new work).

Theatre Guidelines FAQ & Tips

The 2017-2017 Student Matinee Series will be announced
May 01, 2017!


All shows are performed in the Martha Cohen Theatre in Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts)

We recommend you book your buses for a 10:30am pick up from your school and no later than a 2:00pm pick up from the theatre.

Start Time
All shows start at 11:30am. Our lobby doors open at 10:45am for your class to arrive early and eat your lunch.

There are no physical tickets for a student matinee.


Educator Resources
The resources are created to help introduce your students to the play through details about the production, and discussion topics. Links for resources for each show will be added as they become available.

Post Show Chats
Immediately following the performance, join the artists onstage for an in-depth conversation about the play. Post-show chats are offered after student matinee performances as an opportunity for your students to ask their questions, share their comments, and start the dialogue we hope will continue in your classroom. We make every effort to have a post-show chat after each matinee as long as the run time of the show allows for it.

Conversations with Artists
Once your class has seen one of our matinees, we can bring our artists from the show into your classroom for a conversation about any aspect of live theatre or the creation of that particular production*.

Visits are based on the availability of artists involved in our productions and are subject to change due to illness or show requirements. We recommend students see the matinee performance prior to a Conversation with Artists visit.

Backstage Tours
Go behind the scenes to meet the makers and marvelous technicians who brought you the production you and your class just witnessed. Alberta Theatre Projects provides information-packed, interactive guided tours of our theatre facility, including the properties and scenic carpentry shop, fly gallery, the lighting grid, the under-stage, the dressing rooms and of course the unique Martha Cohen Theatre itself.*

*Tours are open to all ages and abilities. Tours can be booked prior to or after attending a student matinee.