Student Matinee Series

Set the stage for learning and treat your students to a show! The Student Matinee Series offers performances specifically geared toward young audiences. These daytime shows by touring artists bring learning to life by connecting the arts to a variety of school subjects and select state standards for grades K-12. Virtual options are available for select shows.

  • Tickets are $4 for students and teachers
  • Subsidized tickets and busing reimbursement available for schools that demonstrate financial need

Questions? Contact or call 402.661.8503.


Registration opens Monday, August 23, 2021


Upcoming Student Matinees

American Midwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker

1516 SMS Nutcracker 

American Midwest Ballet's The Nutcracker
Orpheum Theater | Virtual

Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 1pm
Friday, December 3, 2021 at 10:30am & 1pm

Always fresh, lively, and thoroughly entertaining, The Nutcracker returns with the visual splendor and charming story that make it a favorite. 


Gravity and Other Myths Circus


Gravity and Other Myths Circus
Holland Performing Arts Center

Thursday, February 3, 2022 | 10:30am

Gravity & Other Myths is an Australian circus company pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus.  Their show A Simple Space features seven acrobats who push their physical limits without reserve with high human towers, a backflip competition, and feats of acrobatic skill that will amaze and astound. The family friendly performance is driven by live percussion and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat and hear every breath.


National Geographic Live Secret Life of Bears with carnivore ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant

secret life of bears 

National Geographic Live Secret Life of Bears with carnivore ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant
Holland Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 10:30am

Rae Wynn-Grant has dedicated her life to ecological research and conservation. As a scientist with National Geographic Society’s Last Wild Places Initiative, she works to protect and restore iconic wildlife populations, including North American black and grizzly bears. But when the wild lands of their habitat are crisscrossed by roads, fences and ranches, how can bears and humans coexist peacefully? Dr. Wynn-Grant intends to find the answer.


Las Cafeteras


Las Cafeteras
Holland Performing Arts Center

Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 10:30am

Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their spirited live performances that have crossed genres and musical borders. Their electric sound & energy has taken them around the world playing shows from the Bonnaroo to the Hollywood Bowl, WOMAD New Zealand to Montreal Jazz, & beyond; with Mexican icons Caifanes, Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, Los Angeles legends Ozomatli, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and Talib Kweli.


Sponsored by John K. and Lynne D. Boyer Family Foundation, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Presenters Circle, John A. and Dianne M. Scott Fund, J. William and Ruth Lind Scott Fund, Kathryn Weil Simon, U.S. Bank Foundation