Student Matinees

We welcome students from public, private, parochial and home schools to our matinees. To register, select the show tab and then click on the “Register Now” button. You must submit a separate registration form for each show.

Download a printer-friendly flier (PDF file)

Study guides are provided for all matinee performances.

Registration will begin Friday, September 7 at noon.

For more information, or to be added to the email list about student matinees, please contact Robin at robin.wilks-dunn (at)


Thursday, November 8 @ 10:00AM
at Kingsbury Hall 

Based on An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
During the height of the Civil War, a young man awaits his hanging for attempted arson. As his mind races to his family and ideals, his battle for survival becomes a battle for self. Commissioned by UtahPresents for its world premiere, this genrebending dance and music performance — created by Salt Lake City natives Andrew Maxfield and Stuart Maxfield (singer/bassist of Fictionist) — retells Ambrose Bierce’s classic short story. Performed by SALT Contemporary Dance, a Utah-based company of classically trained, artistically versatile dancers, the chilling tale unfolds through stunning choreography by Brendan Duggan, 2017 winner of the WMU National Choreography Competition.

Run time TBD
Target Grades 7 – 12
Cost $2.50 per person

Learn more about SALT Dance at their website


Friday, November 16 @ 10:00AM
at Kingsbury Hall 

2015 SEPT 26 – The Story of Everything by Kealoha MAMIYA Theater Honolulu, HI. Photo by James Kimo Garrett

Kealoha, the first Poet Laureate of Hawai`i and an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller, has performed throughout the world — from the White House to the `Iolani Palace, from Brazil to Switzerland. The Story of Everything is a creation story (in epic poem format) that traces our origins, using science, poetry, storytelling, movement, music, visual art, and chanting. Kealoha explores the question “Where do we come from?” drawing from sources as diverse and yet interconnected as the Big Bang Theory, disco, physics, biology, Michael Jackson, and the Kumulipo.

60 minutes
Target Grades 5 – 12
Cost $2.50 per person

Learn more about Kealoha at his website


Thursday and Friday, January 10 and 11 @ 10:00AM
at Kingsbury Hall 

Doktor Kaboom is an over-the-top German physicist with a passion for science that knows no bounds. Sporting chrome goggles, an orange lab coat, motorcycle boots, and wicked cool hair, Doktor Kaboom travels the world, thrilling adults and children alike with an explosive comedic style guaranteed to please. It’s JUST Rocket Science utilizes the physics of space exploration to demonstrate clearly that science isn’t hard, it just takes effort and that science is for everyone, not just the people who are already good at it.

60 minutes
Target Grades 4 – 8
Cost $2.50 per person

Learn more about Doktor Kaboom at his website


Thursday, April 4 @ 10:00AM
at Kingsbury Hall


Combining technical precision, power, and passion, Complexions Contemporary Ballet transcends tradition in a groundbreaking mix of styles ranging from ballet to hip hop. Founded by former members of Alvin Ailey, Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, the company has been featured several times on the hit show So You Think You Can Dance. This season, the company performs an exhilarating program full of glitter and glam featuring Star Dust, an “utterly transfixing” tribute to the life and music of David Bowie.

60 minutes
Target Grades 5 – 12
Cost $2.50 per person

Learn more about Complexions at their website


Performed by University of Utah Youth Theatre
Thursday, April 11 @ 10:00AM and Friday, April 12 @ 10:00AM
at Kingsbury Hall


Bring the whole family for this original musical production of Alice, based on the Lewis Carroll classic and reimagined by Youth Theatre’s Penny Caywood. Performed by the young actors of U of U Youth Theatre, the story follows Alice’s adventures in the wild and wacky world she discovers after falling down the rabbit hole.

75 minutes
Target Grades K – 6
Cost $2.50 per person

Learn more about U of U Youth Theatre at their website

Celebrating u on the circle

Wednesday, May 15 @ 10:00AM
at Kingsbury Hall 


Celebrating U on the Circle has become an annual tradition. Celebrating the end of the school year, but with an eye on the future, the day starts with a pep talk about staying in school and making good choices from our partners at Student Equity and Diversity. This is followed by a performance by a local community performance group (TBD) and then students go to the lawn on Presidents Circle to eat lunches (weather permitting) brought from school. End the field trip with an age appropriate campus tour done as a scavenger hunt on campus led by the Office of Community Engagement at the U.

60 minute performance followed by lunch on Presidents Circle with lunches you bring from school and an opportunity to do a scavenger hunt style campus tour!

Target Grades 3 – 6
Cost Free, with some bus funding available