Learn & Engage

Student Matinees

Welcome to the Christel DeHann Student Matinee Program at the IRT! Our inclusive productions highlight the best of classic literature and current voices in ways that are sure to enrich your English, social studies, theatre, and art classes. Plus, the sets, lighting, costumes, and staging created by nationally recognized professional artists will spark STEM conversations that can carry into science, engineering, and math classes. Our productions offer thoughtful, challenging, entertaining, and enlightening insights that will help students understand the world around them and examine their own lives. We look forward to seeing you at the Theatre!

Student Matinee Reservations for the 2024-2025 Season Now Open!

Reservations Now Open!

2024-2025 Student Matinee Dates

Student Matinees

Frequently Asked Questions



Teachers and groups are encouraged to book early as many shows do sell out. 


The pricing below reflects in-person student matinees for the 24-25 season.

For The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and A Christmas Carol
$14 for students and teachers, $21 for non-educator chaperones

For King James, Nina Simone: Four Women, The Glass Menagerie, and The Play That Goes Wrong
$11 for students and teachers, $17 for non-educator chaperones

For all shows, schools receive one free teacher ticket for every 15 student tickets purchased. Financial assistance is available and based on your school’s free and reduced lunch percentageEveryone attending the show, including bus drivers, must have a reserved seat. Please contact education@irtlive.com for more information. 


Reservations may be requested by filling out the Request Tickets Form.

Reservations are billed for the number of tickets reserved, not the number of students attending on the day of show.

Payment and Changing Orders

After your reservation is made and you’ve received your invoice, you may amend your order until a month prior to your performance. This one-month deadline is printed on your invoice. All changes to your order must be approved by IRT via phone or email. Requests for changes after the deadline printed on your invoice may not be honored at IRT’s discretion. Orders placed within a month of a performance date are considered final and cannot be amended.

Payment for your order is due a month prior to your performance. This one-month deadline is printed on your invoice. To arrange payment by installment or delayed payment, contact IRT. Instructions for submitting payment are printed on your invoice. IRT accepts checks payable to “IRT” and major credit cards. All payments are final. Refunds or exchanges will not be made except in cases of cancellation due to weather or other emergency. 

Absent Students

If a student or chaperone with a paid ticket is absent on the day of your visit, we can provide a voucher allowing them to return to another performance of the same play. The voucher is good for one ticket only. No refunds will be given due to student absence.

Inclement Weather

If your school is canceled or delayed, please contact IRT Education as soon as possible. We will first attempt to find a future performance of the same show to move your reservation into. If that is not an option for your school, we will try to move your reservation into a different production later in the season. If none of those options work, we can offer a refund of your ticket cost. Refunds are only available in instances of school or classroom emergency.

Students Requiring Accommodations

IRT will make every effort to accommodate the needs of any student. If anyone in your group requires wheelchair-accessible seating, audio description, ASL or assisted listening services, sensory-friendly seating or any other accommodations, please let IRT know at least 30 days before your visit so that we can best accommodate your needs. While we will work diligently to meet the needs of every student, we cannot guarantee accommodation requests made within 30 days of the performance.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance for tickets to all Christel DeHaan Student Matinee Programs at the Indiana Repertory Theatre is available thanks to generous support from the Alan and Linda Cohen Education Fund. Please contact education@irtlive.com for details.


For the 2024-2025 Season, IRT will not require masks or proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Our mask-optional policy allows patrons the flexibility to mask or not mask in our spaces. Refreshments will be allowed in the Theatre spaces. We will continue to carefully review any changes to the COVID-19 climate in our community and advise our patrons of any policy changes.

Thank you for your cooperation while we continue to navigate this together. If you have any additional questions or you would like to review more of, please contact IRT Education at education@irtlive.com

Bus Parking

Buses may park for free at Victory Field unless they are having an event – we will inform you if that is the case. The House Manager will give you a parking pass for each bus when you arrive. It should be displayed in the windshield.

  • Continue east on Washington St. past the JW Marriott and turn left across Maryland St. into the Victory Field lot.
  • PLEASE NOTE that Victory Field no longer has public restroom spaces available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

While IRT will make every effort to communicate parking information in advance, it is the responsibility of schools and drivers to make alternate arrangements.


In the event that Victory Field is unavailable for free parking, here are some other potential options.

  • White River State Park: Paid surface parking is located on Washington Street, across from Victory Field. May require advance notice; event rates may apply. (Approximately .6 mi from IRT.)
  • Indianapolis Zoo: Paid parking is available on Washington Street, west of White River State Park. First come, first served. (Approximately 1.2 mi from IRT.)
  • Downtown Indy: Explore all available parking options at the Downtown Indy website. Buses are welcome to utilize street parking if all used spaces are paid. Click here to explore all parking options.

Car and Van Parking Options


Ask a Theatre employee for a voucher that will reduce your parking fee by $6 This voucher is available at select garages when attending an IRT show. This is only valid during the IRT’s season.

Addresses for the Circle Centre Mall Garages:

RED GARAGE | 28 West Washington Street or 48 W. Maryland Street

BLUE GARAGE | 26 West Georgia Street



IndyGo’s Red Line, the city’s rapid bus transit system, connects Broad Ripple and Fountain Square to the heart of downtown and other neighborhoods in Indianapolis. With buses running every 10- 20 minutes and a stop directly next to the IRT on Capitol Avenue, the Red Line provides another convenient option for your transportation to the Theatre.

To plan your trip or for more information about the Red Line and other nearby routes, visit IndyGo.net or call IndyGo Customer Service at 317-635-3344.