School Day Matinee Series

Each year ASC introduces students to Shakespeare and other classics through classroom workshops and performances at the West Side Theater.  Detailed study guides and optional classroom visits enhance the experience for students and teachers alike.  A lively Q & A session follows every performance.


Discounted Ticket Prices

Tickets are $10 per student for full-length productions. A reasonable number of complimentary tickets for chaperones are available.


Because of the high demand for student matinees, reservations should be made as far in advance as possible. Schools may make a reservation by calling ASC's Education Department at 551-200-2931.

Payment policy

Flexible payment policies are available.  To make arrangements call 551-200-2931.

Cancellation policy

All sales are final. To avoid cancellation fees, please check your school calendar for test dates, holidays, report card pick-up dates, and special activities before making your reservation.


Adult chaperones are responsible for ensuring that their students' conduct is appropriate during their theater visit.

Getting to the West Side Theater is easy and there is ample Parking.


It takes time to welcome and seat each group. Late seating is very difficult in ASC's intimate West Side Theater, so to ensure the best possible experience for all students in attendance, please plan travel according to the following schedule:

•  10:00 a.m. curtain time, please arrive by 9:30 a.m.

For more information please call ASC's Education Department at 551-200-2931.

Student Testimonials

“They let us participate and act along with them and that’s what made it even better.” - Pam

“Before I didn’t really like Shakespeare and thought Romeo and Juliet was boring – now I feel much different. 
They helped me understand it and actually made it interesting.  I hope they come back.” - Jonas

“The play was wonderful.  I liked the fact that the actors involved the audience by speaking to us.” - Rashid

“Finally!  I was able to sit through Romeo & Juliet and actually understand it!” -Max



Terence MacSweeny, Education Director

Actors Shakespeare Company