Educational Matinees

Bring Students to Our Theater

Attend a 10 a.m. performance of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company main stage show and engage in a post-performance discussion with the cast at the brand new Otto M. Budig Theater!  

Shows and Dates

2022-2023 School Year

To Reserve Tickets: Email



Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Wednesday, September 28, 2022


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Monday, November 21, 2022

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Wednesday, November 30, 2022


Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Wednesday, March 22, 2023


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Wednesday, October 26, 2022


Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Running Time: 2.5-3 hours, depending on the length of the play

Audience Size: Up to 230-260 at each performance- some shows accommodate more than others.

Cost: $14 per student. Groups over 30 receive up to five free chaperone tickets.

Book early! Dates fill up fast and are first come, first served.  Groups range from two to 230!  Small groups will be combined with others.  Schedule is subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Reserve Seats:

Email to reserve seats and complete the booking process. Let us know your group size and a few dates you are interested in that would work for you and we will get right back to you!


Full payment is due at least 45 days before the performance meaning that there can be no changes made to number of seats in the reservation after that point.  If you are booking a show that is in less that 45 days, full payment will be required at the time of booking.

Chaperone Tickets:

In groups over 30 for the same date, chaperone tickets are complimentary up to 5 per group.  Additional chaperone tickets may be purchased at the same discounted student ticket price if you have more than 5.

Who is eligible?

These shows are open to school groups, retirement communities, and homeschool students and co-op/networks. If your group is small (between 1-10 tickets) full payment must be made in advance to hold the seats and your flexibility to combine with other groups to reach the minimum needed to hold a show is appreciated.

No food or drink:

No food or drink- including water bottles- may be consumed while in the show. All food and drink must remain in the lobby and be eaten/drank there only and each group must clean up after themselves.

Bus Parking is the responsibility of the visiting group:

CSC is a downtown venue and we do not have our own parking lot.  There are pay lots and metered parking located in downtown Cincinnati but buses likely require additional parking space. It is best to discuss downtown parking options with your bus company and/or driver in advance.

Other Important Information:

  • Our theater seats up to 230 for most productions.
  • The theater lobby will be open by 9:15am on show mornings.
  • Educational Matinees will begin with a short intro discussion at 9:45am and include a Q&A session following the show (depending on time.)
  • The show begins at 10am unless otherwise noted.
  • Study guide materials will emailed to reserved groups in advance.
  • Seating is first come, first serve -but groups will be sat in a block together.
  • Additional performances can sometimes be added based on increased interest but there might be additional cost to do this. It is always a good idea to email us and discuss your needs- we will do all we can to accommodate everyone!
  • Our Educational Matinees are extremely popular- BOOK NOW to guarantee your group’s visit. All performances are first come, first served.
  • Dates are subject to change based on interest. A minimum of 100 seats must be sold in order for the performance to take place. Small groups or pairs may be asked to switch dates to combine with other small groups- your flexibility and cooperation is greatly appreciated!