Student Matinee Policies


Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to submit your online reservation request form as soon as possible.

Pricing and Reservation Policies

$12 per student and additional chaperones
$15 per students and additional chaperones (Dracula and A Christmas Carol)


Actors Theatre requires the attendance of one adult chaperone per twenty students. For every twenty seats purchased Actors Theatre provides one complimentary seat solely for the use of a teacher or chaperone, subject to availability. Additional chaperone seats will be available at the regular rate of that production.

Reservations Requests

All requests for student matinee performances must be submitted via our online reservation request form. Performance dates are assigned based upon availability. If we aren't able to accommodate a request due to seating or date limitation, orders will be placed on the waitlist.


Deposits are required to hold seats for a student matinee performance per the following:

$25 if requesting 10 or fewer seats.
$50 if requesting more than 10 seats up to a "Buy Out" of a theatre.
$100 for "Buy Out" requests for the Bingham Theatre (318 seats)
$200 for "Buy Out" requests for the Pamela Brown Auditorium (633 seats)

Payable by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or check made out to Actors Theatre of Louisville. Purchase orders are not accepted.

Deposits will be refunded when cancellations are made no less than 30 days before a performance but are forfeited for cancellations after that point. All cancellations must be made in writing.

Final Payment

A final guaranteed number with full payment is due more than 30 days before a performance date.

Mail Deposit and Final Checks To:

Actors Theatre of Louisville
Attn: Group Sales
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202

All reservations are subject to availability.


A waitlist is created once all of the performances for a specific production have been fully booked. To be placed on the waitlist, you must submit an Online Reservation Request Form. Typically, space will become available a month or less prior to a performance date.

A deposit is not required to be place on the waitlist; however, if space becomes available, either a deposit or full payment will be due before the performance.


Refunds will be given if the request for cancellation is received in writing by email or U.S. Mail more than 30 days prior to a performance date and cancellation notice has been confirmed by the Group Sales Department.

No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to a performance date.

Schools missing performances due to school closure for inclement weather on the day of the performance will be given an Actors Theatre system credit to be used for future student matinee performance in the 2019—2020 or 2020—2021 seasons. Exceptions will be considered for performances in January and February.

Before the Show

Student Matinee Resources

Download play guides, view pre-visit videos, and schedule in-classroom workshops to help prepare for your student matinee

See Resources