2020-2021 Student Matinees

Bookings for the 2020-21 season are currently on hold

Please note that due to the postponement of the 2020-21 season all bookings for Student Matinees are currently on hold until programming adjustments are confirmed and announced.

ATP Student Matinees bring the excitement of live theatre to students from across Calgary. Bringing live theatre professionals and youth together, ATP strives to assist teachers in integrating the arts into their curriculum. ATP brings contemporary, relevant plays to life on the Martha Cohen Theatre stage and is proud to offer schools the opportunity to see our world-class productions through our Student Matinee program.

Audience Advice: Our audience advice is a grade recommendation. We base our student matinee recommendations on what we deem appropriate for Kindergarten through Grade 12 students. Content concerns are always subjective, so if you or your students have content sensitivities, please inform us at the time of booking and we will be happy to provide you with more information (amount of information we are able to provide is subject to availability when the matinee is a touring presentation or brand new work).

Downloadable Theatre Guidelines FAQ & Tips


2020-2021 Student Matinee Series

Teenage Dick

Adapted from Shakespeare’s Richard III

In association with the Shakespeare company and Hit & Myth

Sep 23, 2020 | 11:30AM

Grade Recommendation: 10+
Advisory: Mature subject matter & language.
Tickets $18

Peter Pan

BY J.M. Barrie
adapted by Andrew Scanlon
Directed by Darcy Evans

Dec 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 2020 | 11:30AM

Grade Recommendation: K+
Tickets $25

Bang Bang

By Kat Sandler
Directed by Haysam Kadri

Feb 5, 2021 | 11:30AM

Grade Recommendation: 10+
Advisory: Extremely strong language and mild violence.
Tickets $18


Educator Resources
The resources are created to help introduce your students to the play through details about the production, and discussion topics. Links for resources for each show will be added as they become available.

Post Show Chats
Immediately following the performance, join the artists onstage for an in-depth conversation about the play. Post-show chats are offered after student matinee performances as an opportunity for your students to ask their questions, share their comments, and start the dialogue we hope will continue in your classroom. We make every effort to have a post-show chat after each matinee as long as the run time of the show allows for it.

Free Student Programs

Conversations with Artists
Once your class has seen one of our matinees, we can bring our artists from the show into your classroom for a conversation about any aspect of live theatre or the creation of that particular production*.

Visits are based on the availability of artists involved in our productions and are subject to change due to illness or show requirements. We recommend students see the matinee performance prior to a Conversation with Artists visit.


Martha Cohen Theatre

Backstage Tours
Go behind the scenes to meet the makers and marvelous technicians who brought you the production you and your class just witnessed. Alberta Theatre Projects provides information-packed, interactive guided tours of our theatre facility, including the properties and scenic carpentry shop, fly gallery, the lighting grid, the under-stage, the dressing rooms and of course the unique Martha Cohen Theatre itself.*

*Tours are open to all ages and abilities. Tours can be booked prior to or after attending a student matinee.