Each holiday season WVPT invites students from surrounding counties in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to attend our school matinees. For these performances we offer students discounted tickets, and we provide instructors a show-specific study guide to promote literacy through drama and live performance.

For 20 years, WVPT’s holiday shows have reached over 3,000 children annually from 16 counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. For many of these children, WVPT provides their first exposure to live professional theatre.

For all school matinees, student and parent tickets are $9. School faculty and staff tickets are free of charge.

If you would like to know more about attending our school matinees, please email group@wvpublictheatre.org.