Student Matinees

In 1986 Derby Dinner began a program that combined theatre and education. The children’s theatre shows are performed weekdays for school groups and on Saturday for the public. All school shows have accompanying lesson plans to help teachers incorporate the play into the curriculum. The Saturday performances include breakfast or lunch, and season tickets that include four children’s theatre shows are available.

Mainstage Student Matinees

Theatre Performances: 812-288-8281

Goals/Mission statement of organization:

Our goal is to develop and nurture the creativity and appreciation of theatre within students by exposing them to a live musical theatre performance.

Teachers receive study guides/lesson plans that correlate to Common Core State Standards,  Kentucky Academic Standards,  and Indiana Academic Standards.  Plans include pre and post production activities that aid in extending the experience beyond the doors of the theatre.

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Price: $6.00 each with one free adult for every 20 students.

Time: 9:30 A.M. Seating 10:00 A.M. Performance

Length: 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission.

Grades: 6 – 12

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS October 27 & November 3, 2022

Children’s Theatre Student Matinees

Lesson plans provided for grade-level. See “Mainstage Student Matinees” for more information.

Price: $6.00 each with one free adult for every 10 students

Time: 9:30 A.M. Seating – 10:00 A.M. Performance

Length: 1 hour

Grades: P – 5

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland
June 3, 7, 9, 10, 2022

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
OCT 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 2022

Santa Claus The Musical

Santa Claus The Musical
NOV 22, 29, 30, DEC 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2022