BTE opens its door on select mornings for school-aged groups to enjoy our special school matinees. These educational field trips are beneficial for supplementing arts education for public, private, and home schooled students.

Some shows are not appropriate for younger ages, and are marked as such.

Students, seated in BTE's seats, engage in a talkback with the actors after a show.

A talkback after a matinee performance of The Explorer's Club, 2018.

The Thin Place by Lucas Hnath

The Thin Place

By Lucas Hnath
September 15th - October 9th, 2022

Hilda, whose grandmother tried to train her to read minds as a child, is desperate to get in touch with the other side. She finds comfort in Linda, a mentalist who claims to know 'the thin place' that separates the living and the dead. When she confesses that it is all a trick, Hilda shows her something unbelievable. Eerie and unsettling, you'll be questioning what is real and what you've imagined by the end.

MA - For Mature Audiences: Topic

Matinee Dates for 'The Thin Place'

Book A Matinee

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Contact Paula Henry, BTE's School Programs Director
570-458-4075 |

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

From the story by Charles Dickens, adapted by Aaron White
November 25th - December 28th, 2022

A joyful holiday favorite returns! When Bob Cratchit timidly asks for Christmas Day off, his curmudgeonly boss Ebenezer Scrooge only grudgingly gives it to him. Little did Scrooge know what ghostly adventures he was about to go on that very night. Scrooge's story of forgiveness and joy will be sure to get you in the holiday mood with a fresh new adaptation, lots of holiday music, and theatrical spectacle!

GA - For General Audiences

Matinee Dates for 'A Christmas Carol'

Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl

Grand Horizons

By Bess Wohl
April 27th - May 21, 2023

After fifty years of marriage, Nancy and Bill calmly call it quits during dinner. As their family descends, attempting to talk them out of throwing out their life together, harder questions about love and marriage start to bubble up. Funny and heartwarming all in one.

MA - For Mature Audiences: Topic

Matinee Dates for 'Grand Horizons'

More Theatre Education

Theatre In the Classroom (TIC)

Patchworks: Life and Legends of the Coal Towns - Theatre In the Classroom - 2022 Touring Production

The BTE Theatre in the Classroom (TIC) program presents original plays developed to meet educational goals of elementary educators. Our Spring 2022 Tour is available for booking! More information can be found on our TIC page.

Theatre School

Four kids in a line, one girl turns to the others, hand on hip.

BTE's Theatre School runs seasonal classes for all age groups. Topics include acting, auditioning, musical theatre, mask making, stage makeup, and play readings.

To learn more, visit the Theatre School page.

Virtual Theatre School

Free videos for your kids to enjoy at home, anytime.