Student Matinee Series

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 now only $5 per person.


Upcoming Student Matinees

Upcoming Student Matinees

American Midwest Ballet's The Nutcracker

Ballet dancers American Midwest Ballet's The Nutcracker (live)
Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 1 PM (Act 2)
Friday, December 8, 2023 | 10:30 AM (Act 1)  & 1 PM (Act 2)
Orpheum Theater | (virtual) Available Dec. 1 – 31, 2023

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

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Nai Ni Chen Dance Company Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Friday, January 19, 2024 | 10:30 AM
Orpheum Theater

Welcome the coming of the Spring of 2024--the Year of the Dragon—with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s Lunar New Year Celebration. It’s a spectacular experience for all ages, combining traditional Chinese celebration with modern flair.

Black Violin

Two men with violin and violaBlack Violin
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 | 10:30 AM
Steelhouse Omaha

Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus who combine their classical training and and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom”. 

Flip Fabrique: Blizzard

acrobats on a stage Flip Fabrique: Blizzard  Tuesday, April 2, 2024 10:30 AM | Orpheum Theater

With Blizzard, FLIP Fabrique takes you on a crazy, poetic and gentle journey in the dead of winter, and invites you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder. With performers at the peak of their art and outstanding visual poetry, Blizzard promises to blow away everything in its path.


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Sponsored by Community Foundation for Western Iowa, Iowa West Foundation, 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.