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.

COVID info - Until further notice, school groups are separated by at least one full row. Students will be in a group with only students from their own school. Masks are mandatory for the entire visit to the Theatre.

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.

MLK Jr. looking pensively and superimposed over the Lorraine Motel

The Mountaintop

By Katori Hall

MA - For Mature Audiences: Language / Topic

On April 3rd, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on Earth in room 306 of the Lorraine Motel. This fictional account of that final evening explores the man behind the legend, and takes us on a journey we'll never forget. Winner of the Laurence Olivier Awards for best new play of 2010, The Mountaintop "crackles with theatricality and humanity more moving than sainthood." – Newsday

This show is recommended for high school audiences.

Available Matinee Dates

Book A Matinee

Book your school group today!

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


By Jen Silverman

RA - For Restricted Audiences: Language / Topic / Violence

Village outcast Elizabeth should be an easy target since her neighbors already suspect her of witchcraft, but the devil will have to get creative if he wants to buy her soul. A dark and dramatic retelling of the a familiar story (with a dash of wicked humor), this sharp, subversive fable is "utterly spellbinding." – Los Angeles Daily News

This show is recommended for high school audiences.

Available Matinee Dates

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.