Student Matinees

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Elementary through high school student groups, including public, private, and home-schooled groups, are invited to attend select productions at a special discounted rate.

2024/25 Season student matinee tickets for The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty will go on sale soon. Check back for more information in the coming months. 

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Snow Queen

The Nutcracker

Marcus Performing Arts Center

Friday, December 6, 2024
Wednesday, December 11, 2024
Thursday, December 12, 2024

After its landmark opening year of record-setting audience attendance and universal critical acclaim, The Nutcracker: Drosselmeyer’s Imaginarium is back and more magical than ever!

Aurora and Prince

Sleeping Beauty

Marcus Performing Arts Center

Friday, April 11, 2025

 One of the world’s most famous classical ballets, Sleeping Beauty retells the beloved tale of romance and rescue. When the beautiful Princess Aurora pricks her finger on her sixteenth birthday, she is cursed to sleep until a handsome prince wakes her with a kiss. 

Payment | Pricing:

  • Tickets are $10.50 for students and $15.50 for chaperones/adults
  • 20% deposit is required
  • Pay by check or with a credit card via phone
  • Ticketing fees and sales tax may apply. Sales tax will be waived with a copy of your tax-exempt certificate

Please make checks payable to Milwaukee Ballet (one check per group) and mail to:

Milwaukee Ballet
Attn: Box Office
128 North Jackson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

For questions or ticketing information contact Patron Services at or 414-902-2103.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend student matinees?

Student Matinees are only for elementary through high school student groups, including public, private and home-schooled students. We do not sell tickets to these shows to individuals or non-academic groups.

Does every person need a ticket?

Every person needs a ticket including students, teachers, and chaperones. If you’re not sure how many you’ll need, reserve more than you’ll expect to use. It’s much easier to reduce your ticket count when you receive your final invoice than to add more tickets at a later date.

How long is the performance?

Run times vary by performance, but the show should be around 2 hours with a 20-minute intermission.

Can siblings or family members of students attend?

Children aged 3 and under, family members or other guests cannot attend the student matinees with the school group. The performances are designed for students, teachers, and chaperones only.

How soon should I reserve tickets?

We reserve tickets in the order they are received so the sooner the better! Although we will make every possible attempt to accommodate your seating preference, we can’t make guarantees and may need to split large groups into multiple seating locations.

When can I access the study guide?

We will email you the Study Guide approximately a week before the show. It will also be on this website.

When do we find out where we're seated?

We will email you final seating location within one week of the performance date.

Can we bring lunch for our students?

Yes. Please contact Mia Vilanova at the Marcus Center to make arrangements.

How and when do I pay?

Final payments are due two months before the show date. You can pay by check or credit card, with one check per group made payable to Milwaukee Ballet. No refunds or exchanges are allowed once final payment is made.