High School Matinee Program


Celebrate 26 years of high quality theatre education by becoming a school partner for our signature High School Matinee Program! Complete this New Partner Application for consideration.

Application deadline: Wednesday August 10

Everyman’s Signature High School Matinee Program takes students in select Baltimore City schools on a deep dive into the theatre-going experience.

The High School Matinee Program (HSMAT) has been providing Baltimore City students access to Everyman’s productions completely free of charge since 1997. Through this flagship education program, we have created deep and lasting relationships with several local high schools, and many teachers and students.

The program is provided FREE OF CHARGE to the same group of students throughout an entire school year, emphasizing the importance of repeat exposure to theatre. The theatre provides:

  • In-school Pre-Show Workshops designed to explore unique theatrical perspectives as they relate to the upcoming production
  • Interactive Play Guides
  • Access to actors through talkbacks after each show when possible
  • Production Artist visit the classroom for post-show visits
  • Bus Transportation to and from the school
  • Tickets to each production

QUESTIONS? Email education@everymantheatre.org or call 443.776.8580 today!

2022/2023 High School Matinee Season

The Program

Performances take place on a Wednesday morning @ 10:30am, with pre- and post- Program Workshops and Discussions occurring several days prior or after, respectively.

Show 1: Dinner and Cake by Tuyet Thi Pham
HSMAT Dates: September 19 – 30

Show 2: The Lion in Winter by James Goldman
HSMAT Dates: October 26 – November 10

Show 3: Jump by Charly Evon Simpson
HSMAT Dates: February 5 – 16

Show 4: The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp
HSMAT Dates: March 13 – 24

2021/2022 School Year Partners

  • Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women
  • Baltimore City College High School
  • Bard Early College High School
  • Western High School
  • The Lab School of Baltimore
  • Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Excel Academy
  • Renaissance Academy
  • Reginald F. Lewis High School
  • Patterson High School
  • Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School


“I really think the program is valuable. Seeing words come to life is the ultimate goal of literature. Plays make this happen. It also is such a great way for students to see all of the work come together into a fantastic production. It was great to return to the theatre. The students were able to be in person and loved seeing what was taking place. They were so wonderful and it was great that they could experience it.”

Rushie M., Bard Early College High School, English and African American Studies teacher

“It makes my students feel that they are no longer other, but part of the conversation. Their thoughts and dreams matter and there is hope for a different future just by engaging in the arts. It showed a different side that you wouldn’t ordinarily see . I am so proud.”

Elizabeth S., The Excel Academy, English teacher

“The students’ excitement and awe was palpable. They were comfortable and engaged. The special environment of the matinee program: live theatre, warm reception from the staff, inclusion in the introduction to the play, and the post show conversations affected them ALL positively. on the bus ride home, they wanted to know when we were coming back.”

Marianne A., Baltimore Lab School, Drama teacher