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2024–25 Student Matinee Series

At Meany Center, we believe providing meaningful art experiences to young people is a powerful way to encourage their intellectual curiosity, inspire a sense of connection and support their overall well being. Our free matinee program features some of the world’s most inspiring artists, and each performance is followed by a brief Q&A, connecting students directly with the artists who create and perform the work on our stage. 

We are  excited to welcome you and your students to Meany Hall in the 2024–25 season. 

Register HERE for the 2024–25 matinee program

Placement confirmations will be emailed the week of August 19, and on a rolling basis thereafter. Priority is given to schools with 50% or more students receiving free or reduced lunch.

2024–25 Student Matinees

Friday, October 18, 2024 — 11:30 a.m.

Since 1971, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. Telling stories with the human form, Pilobolus generates joy through the power of nonverbal communication. Learn more about Pilobolus


Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
Friday, February 28, 2025 — 11:30 a.m.

The mission of EVIDENCE is to promote understanding of the human experience in the African Diaspora through dance and storytelling and to provide sensory connections to history and tradition through music, movement and spoken word. “I hope that when people see the work, their spirits are lifted,” says Brown. Learn more about Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE


Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Friday, April 4, 2025 — 11:30 a.m.

At the forefront of artistic innovation in ballet, Alonzo King LINES investigates classical forms, elemental materials, the natural world and the human spirit. At LINES Ballet, the  creative investigation leads to what unites us as human beings: empathy, joy and the ability to transcend. Learn more about Alonzo King LINES Ballet


Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Friday, May 9, 2025 — 11:30 a.m.

Complexions believes that dance should be about removing boundaries, not reinforcing them. Whether it be the limiting traditions of a single style, period, venue, or culture, Complexions creates an open, continually evolving form of dance that reflects the movement of our world as an interrelated whole. Learn more about Complexions Contemporary Ballet 

General Information

  • All matinees begin at 11:30 a.m. and last approximately 55 minutes. 
  • Check-in begins at 10:50 a.m. and groups must be fully present to be seated.
  • Our matinees are recommended for grades 3 and above. Contact us for any exceptions.
  • All student matinees take place at Meany Hall, in the Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater, on the University of Washington campus.
  • Teachers are responsible for bringing an appropriate number of chaperones for the size of their group.
  • Please inform us of any accessibility needs for your group in advance of your visit so we are prepared to make every student and guest feel welcome in our hall. 
  • If funding for transportation is a barrier to your group attending, please reach out and we will do our best to connect you with resources to support your travel. 

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