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Student Matinees

Introducing students to dance, music, and live performance.

Take a Field Trip to the Ballet

Texas Ballet Theater offers ballet field trips to school groups in Dallas-Fort Worth in the form of student matinees. These one-act, daytime performances are ideal for elementary classes to attend. Past performances have included Tim O’Keefe’s Peter and the Wolf and the first act of Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.’s The Nutcracker.

Student matinee shows are exclusively available for chaperoned school groups of 10+ students. Priority will be given to public schools, though private school and homeschool groups may also attend if space allows.

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Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf tells the story of Peter and the animals that live in his backyard. Choreographed by TBT Artistic Director Tim O’Keefe to the classic music by Sergei Prokofiev, this child-friendly ballet introduces students to ballet, storytelling, and musical instruments.

Peter and the Wolf is a one-act production with narration in both English and Spanish. It is ideal for 2nd and 3rd grade audiences.

The next student matinee of Peter and the Wolf will be held at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2024, at 12:30 p.m. If you are interested in bringing your group to attend this performance, please submit the interest form below.

The Nutcracker

A beloved holiday tale, The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara, a young girl who is whisked into an unexpected adventure after her family’s Christmas party. With classic choreography by Artistic Director Laureate Ben Stevenson, O.B.E., and an evergreen score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker delights audiences every holiday season.

School groups can attend student matinees of The Nutcracker in December. Only the first act of The Nutcracker is performed at these student matinees, which includes the party scene, the battle between the rats and soldier dolls, the transformation of the Nutcracker into the Prince, and the snow scene. The first act has a runtime of about 45 minutes.