2022/2023 Student Matinees

Experience the magic of live theater with your students!

Engage your students in the arts with thrilling ballet and breathtaking fantasy. At PBT’s student matinees students experience a magical theatrical world with lavish sets, colorful costumes and dramatic lighting, and the artistry and athleticism of PBT’s professional dancers. Imaginations will soar! Reserve your tickets today!

The Sleeping Beauty with the PBT Orchestra   |   Friday, May 19, 2023, 12 p.m.   |    Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

Drama and romance are palpable in our production of this classic fairytale. The Sleeping Beauty tells the story of a beautiful princess cursed into an eternal slumber until she is awoken by true love’s kiss. Filled with magnificent sets and costumes, an iconic Tchaikovsky score with live orchestra, and incredible ballet technique, this wonderful fairytale is fun and engaging for students of all ages.

Professional Development Workshop: Fri., April 21, 2023, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @ PBT studios.


Artists: Lucius Kirst and JoAnna Schmidt | Photo: Duane Rieder

In Person Pricing details:

  • Schools with 50 – 100% free and reduced lunch student population: $7.00 per person

Professional development: Three-and-a-half hour workshops to help teachers prepare their students for the matinee experience. Click here for more information!

Transportation funding: Up to $200 reimbursement available with professional development workshop attendance.

Contact groupsales@pittsburghballet.org for tickets.

The Nutcracker – Friday, December 9, 2022, 11 a.m.

In this distinctly Pittsburgh production of a holiday classic, PBT’s The Nutcracker follows Marie, her Nutcracker prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy on a journey into the Land of Enchantment. Five fanciful scenes, more than 150 unique costumes and Tchaikovsky’s enduring score make The Nutcracker a can’t-miss holiday tradition.

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New this year! You can witness the magic of The Nutcracker from your classroom!

Join us online to watch a live stream of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s student matinee performance or watch a recording of this can’t-miss holiday classic! Experience the wonder of The Nutcracker as Marie, the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy journey to the Land of Enchantment.

Watch live: Friday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.- 1:10 p.m. Link provided Dec. 8
Watch the recording: Tuesday, Dec. 13 – Friday Dec. 16. Link provided on Dec. 12

Live Stream and Recording Pricing Details:

  • Schools with 50 – 100% free and reduced lunch student population: $35 per classroom / $350 for the entire school

Tickets for in person or live stream:  groupsales@pittsburghballet.org

Content | Transportation funding: education@pittsburghballet.org