Throughout the year, we offer exclusively-priced student matinee performance dates available to homeschool families and co-ops. This full-day experience at the Blackfriars Playhouse includes a performance and actor talkback, lunch, and a workshop with our award-winning education team.

Much Ado About Nothing

Wednesday, March 25 | 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. >>> SOLD OUT!

Feel the joy of love won and the ache of love lost as this classic comedy makes you laugh, breaks your heart, and then somehow puts it back together again. Then, in our Making the Masquerade workshop, students will follow clues embedded in Shakespeare’s snappy dialogue to stage their own version of the famous masquerade scene in Much Ado.

10:00 a.m. | Arrival at the Blackfriars Playhouse
10:30 a.m. | Much Ado about Nothing Student Matinee
12:30 p.m. | Actor Talkback
12:45 p.m. | Taco Salad Lunch Buffet
1:30 p.m. | Making the Masquerade Workshop
3:00 p.m. | Departure from the Blackfriars Playhouse

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Thursday, May 14 | 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. >>> SOLD OUT!

Enter a world of lovers and fairies in our 90-minute adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. With a mischievous Puck and the course of true love running anything but smoothly, this is a hilarious comedy with lots of heart. In our paired 90-minute workshop, join Bottom and the rest of the rude mechanicals in an exploration of the clues in Shakespeare’s text that help an actor bring characters to life! Participants will use these embedded stage directions to help them play multiple characters from Midsummer.

10:00 a.m. | Arrive at the Blackfriars Playhouse
10:30 a.m. | Matinee performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
12:00 p.m. | Actor talkback
12:15 p.m. | Boxed Lunches from the Stonewall Jackson Hotel
1:30 p.m. | Words and Worlds of Midsummer Workshop
3:00 p.m. | Departure from the Blackfriars Playhouse


Questions? Contact

  • Student packages are $45.00 for Much Ado about Nothing and $40.00 for A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Adult/Educator packages are $35.00 for Much Ado about Nothing and $25.00 for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

We recommend registering with the “Pay Now” option if you are registering a single family rather than a collection of families. The “Pay Later” option will direct you through our Group Sale process with the option to pay a deposit prior to paying your final balance.

The Homeschool Day planned for May 14 will be the same as our September 2019 Homeschool Day for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

We are unable to allow anyone under the age of 3 to our Homeschool Days. We recommend the Much Ado Homeschool Day for ages 8+ and the Midsummer Homeschool Day for ages 6+.

We do not have babysitting services available at the Playhouse.