Schoolfest Student Matinees

Bring Learning to Life

Schoolfest matinees at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival bring your lessons to life on stage. Let us enhance your teaching program through exciting, invigorating performances that offer students an experience that makes learning fun and exciting. Each year thousands of students from across Alabama and the Southeast attend Schoolfest weekday K-12 student matinees. These weekday matinees provide an opportunity for students to see curriculum-linked productions at greatly reduced prices.

Schoolfest Lunch Partners like Chick-Fil-A and Jason’s Deli offer discounts to school groups and will deliver to our location. Space for on site lunch is limited, so be sure to make these arrangements when ordering your tickets.

Before You Reserve

Please take note of our grade level recommendations. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival asks the group leader to take responsibility for whether a play is appropriate or not for their particular group. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival does not censor or edit the content of the Schoolfest performances. Due to the nature of live theatre information on language, setting, and length will be available closer to the opening of the show. We will answer your questions about the plays to the best of our ability.

Get more information on registering here. 

Schoolfest Grants

Thank you for your interest in the ASF SchoolFest grant. All grant money has been distributed. We are no longer taking applications for the 2017-2018 grant. Please inquire about our Type 2 ticket price.

Please note:

Babes in arms and children under the age of 3 are not admitted to the theatre. Some children’s theatre productions are intended for ages lower than 3 years, and in those cases the appropriate ages will be posted on informational materials about those productions. Please see our brochure and web site for specific age recommendations for each play in our season.

All performances start promptly at 10:00 AM unless otherwise noted.


Didn’t get into our Schoolfest Matinee Performance?

If your class can not attend a Schoolfest performance, or you have a group of friends you would like to bring to The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, you may inquire about availability and ticket prices for our public performances through Stan Thomas in our Group Sales department. 1-800-841-4273 [option 3] or


Looking for a little more culture while you’re here?

The Blount Cultural Park is also the home of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. The museum offers tours of their exhibits and ARTWORKS, its exciting participatory gallery. Please call the museum’s education department at (334) 240-4333, or visit their website at for more information.