The URI Theatre Department is pleased to be the only institution of higher education in Rhode Island to offer special School Matinee performances. Our award-winning department and experienced acting ensemble perform popular productions that stimulate you and your students with a diverse, action-packed theatrical experience that you won’t soon forget. All performances are in the Fine Arts Center at the URI Kingston campus.
All special School Matinee performances are offered at the low ticket price of only $12.00 per student, and begin promptly at 10 am. As a special incentive, one FREE chaperone ticket per 15 students is also included in the group package.
We also offer you the opportunity to have one of our actors or staff members visit your classroom to prepare your students for the performance. The workshops can focus on the themes of the play, how an actor prepares a scene and costume design.
We are happy to have study guides available for our shows on request. Please ask for a copy when you make your reservation.
If you are interested in acquiring additional information or arranging for a reservation, please contact the Theatre Department Chairperson, Paula McGlasson at 874-2712. We ask that you make reservations as soon as possible as the School Matinees sell out very quickly. No money is required when you make your reservation.
Ronzio Pizza will be offering a “quick lunch” in the Theatre lobby immediately following each School Matinee. The lunch includes two slices of pizza and a drink at a cost of $4.50. Take it to go, enjoy it in the lobby, or picnic style on the front lawn. If your students would like to purchase a “quick lunch” please notify Bonnie, 874-5922 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final head counts will be due one week prior to the play. Lunch money is collected by the school contact and is due at the box office on the morning of the play. The school contact is responsible for providing students with a receipt that will be presented to the “quick lunch” staff. Please DO NOT combine lunch and ticket sales money; make any “quick lunch” checks payable to Ronzio’s Pizza. In addition, various snacks and beverages will be available in the lobby for $1.00 each.