Student Matinees for the 2024-25 Season

At PBT’s student matinees students experience a magical theatrical world with lavish sets, colorful costumes, dramatic lighting and the artistry and athleticism of PBT’s professional dancers. Engage your students in the arts with thrilling ballet and breathtaking fantasy!

Pricing for PBT’s student matinees:

  • Schools with 50 – 100% free and reduced lunch student population: $7.00 per person
  • Schools with 0 – 49% free and reduced lunch student population: $14.50 per person
  • Home school and other groups: $14.50 per person

Educator Workshop: Educators can attend our professional development workshop to learn about the production and curricular connections. If you attend the workshop your school is also eligible for up to $200 in transportation funding. Schools qualify for transportation funding based on income levels of their student population. Approved for 3.5 Act 48 hours for PA teachers.

Coming to the matinee? We’ve got you covered with:

  • resource page with materials to help to engage your students with the production
  • logistics page with day of tips and pointers

The Nutcracker – Friday, December 6, 2024, 11 a.m.

The Magical Holiday Tradition!

The dazzling world of The Nutcracker returns to the Benedum Center this December. Set in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh, The Nutcracker sweeps audiences into a thrilling journey with Marie and the Nutcracker Prince as they travel through sparkling snow into the Land of Enchantment. Experience spectacular dance at its finest, colorful characters, gorgeous costumes, stunning scenery and the iconic Tchaikovsky score as you are whisked into the most delightful time of the year.


Romeo and Juliet – Friday, February 14, 2025, 11 a.m. 

With the PBT Orchestra

The world’s most famous love story is brought to life by PBT in the emotional and timeless saga of Romeo and Juliet. Jean-Christophe Maillot’s version of the ballet takes a fresh approach to Shakespeare’s classic story by focusing on the youthfulness of the characters, and portrays the tragedy from the perspective of the priest, whose good intentions ultimately lead to the demise of the two young, star-crossed lovers. Sergei Prokofiev’s unforgettable music, played by the PBT Orchestra, underscores the beauty and passion of this beloved ballet. Join us for a moving performance full of romance that will reach your heart and soul.


PBT’s student matinees are performed at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, a beautiful, historic theater in the heart of Pittsburgh’s vibrant cultural district.

Ticketing questions: or 412.454.9101.

Content, workshops or transportation funding: or 412.454.9109.