Field Trips

NWCT offers a schedule of school matinees for every production each season. Below are the titles, dates and times for school matinees in the 2018-19 season. Simply select the show you would like to attend (see schedule below), then call 503-222-2190 or email our School Matinee Manager to make a reservation.


2018-19 Season:


Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

Recommended for grades K & up
October 4, 5, 9, 11, 18*, and 19
10:00 a.m. & Noon 60 minutes
*10am only


Mary Poppins**

Recommended for grades K & up
Dec. 5, 6, 7, 13, and 14
10 a.m. 2.5 hours


The Starlings Present: Dinosaurs!

Recommended for grades K & up
Feb. 7, 8, 21, and 22
10 a.m. & Noon 60 minutes


Tenali: The Royal Trickster

Recommended for grades K & up
April 25, 26, 30*, May 2, and 3
10 a.m. & Noon 90 minutes
*Noon show added!


School matinee ticket pricing is as follows (**except for Mary Poppins, which is $10 each), and is the same for students, teachers and chaperones:


School groups of up to 24: $8 each***
School groups of 25 to 99: $7 each***
School groups of over 100: $6 each***


Special programs and incentives are available for first-timers! Please call 503-222-2190 x115 or email the School Matinee Manager to learn about current offers for educators.


***Northwest Children’s Theater and School is for all students. Call 503-222-2190 x 115 to see if your school or program qualifies for discounted pricing.


Free Previews for Educators

NWCT is pleased to offer free tickets to preview performances for educators who are considering an NWCT production for a class field trip. For an invited preview schedule and to make reservations, please call 503-222-2190 x115 or email School Matinee Manager.


Location and Logistics

All NWCT student matinee performances are held at the NW Neighborhood Cultural Center, 1819 NW Everett Street, Portland, Oregon.


Student Matinees run times are listed above. Talk-Backs are held directly following each performance, and last approximately ten minutes. Led by an adult cast member, students in the audience can ask questions about the show to learn more about the story, actors and process, and can even get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of tricks and special effects!

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