STUDENT 

 Matinees

STUDENT Matinees

Policies for K-12 Performances 

*All policies are subject to change

Student matinee performances are for k-12 students of public/private/homeschool groups and their educators. Organizations that do not fit into these categories may purchase tickets for public performances at a group discount. Please contact tickets@balletarkansas.org to learn more about group rates.

 

Reservations

All reservations must be made by an educator and/or representative of the school/group. Homeschool groups must present a copy of their State Approval Letter, Notice of Intent or Student ID before reservations will be confirmed.

 

Reservation Deadline

2 weeks prior to first Matinee performance. To request a change to your reservation, please email education@balletarkansas.org and a staff member will be in touch to let you know if a change is possible. Ballet Arkansas cannot guarantee it will be able to accommodate changes to attendance numbers. Reservation change fees may apply.

Payment and Postmark Deadline

7 Days Prior to first Matinee Performance. An electronic invoice with associated late fees will apply following the payment deadline in order to maintain your reservation. A 3% credit card processing fee is applied to all electronic payments. 

 

Adult Chaperones

Students must outnumber adult chaperones (educators or parent volunteers) at student matinee performances. All students must be accompanied by at least 1 chaperone per 50 students, and there may not be more than 1 chaperone per 5 students. Tickets for adult chaperones beyond this ratio will be charged at $35. Ballet Arkansas shall have the right to request additional information for adult chaperones, and to verify their credentials/affiliation with the attending school/group. *Student matinee performances are not designed to accommodate additional parties, including parents of students, children of chaperones, and/or the general public. Homeschool groups may have a ratio of 1 educator to 1 student.

Cancellation

Prior to 14 days of the scheduled performance, a cancellation of 25 or fewer tickets shall result in a cancellation charge of $50.00, and a charge of $1.00 per cancelled ticket beyond the first 25 tickets will be incurred to the cancelling party. Within 14 days of the scheduled performance, a cancellation fee of $100 shall be incurred to the cancelling party for the cancellation of 25 or fewer tickets, and a fee of $2.00 per cancelled ticket beyond the first 25 tickets shall be charged.

 

Please contact education@balletarkansas.org or call us at (501) 223-5150 if you have a question about the reservation process.

Theater Etiquette

  • All attendees shall be subject to the health & safety policies of Ballet Arkansas and the Host Theatre, and shall be expected to fully comply with these policies at all times, without exception.

  • Students should be reminded to stay with their group and walk, not run, while inside the Host Theatre.

  • After being seated, students shall be expected to keep their feet off of the backs of chairs.

  • Prior to the start of each performances, students may talk quietly to those around them.

  • Once the lights dim and the performance begins, student should avoid talking, using backlit electronic devices (such as cell phones) and making unnecessary noise.

  • The taking of photography or videography of Ballet Arkansas performances is strictly prohibited.

  • Ballet Arkansas reserves the right to remove disruptive parties from the auditorium.

  • Applause is welcomed at the completion of each scene, and students may applaud respectfully whenever entertained. Screaming, shouting, and whistling at performers is discouraged.

  • Students and adults should wear whatever they are comfortable in to attend the performance. Building temperatures may fluctuate so please advise students to be mindful of their comfort level. Please remind your students to check their surroundings before leaving the building to avoid any lost articles.

  • Coat check is not available for student matinee performances.

  • Food, beverages and gum are not allowed in the theater during student matinee performances. Please advise students to leave food and beverage items on the bus or at school.

Travel Details | UA-PTC CHARTS Theater

Arrival by Bus

Please place a large sign, identifying your school, in the front right window of the bus. This helps volunteers expedite the check-in and departure process. Once your bus is parked in front of the Theater, let your group off and walk your students to the front entrance of the Theatre. Please use the street level double door entrance located at the front of the building. DO NOT use the side entrances. Adult chaperones will find a check-in table in the Main Lobby and upon check-in, will receive a card with their group's seating assignments. Ushers will assist each group with finding their assigned seats once the doors to the auditorium have been opened. When your group is settled, those who may need to visit the restroom may go back out to the lobby. Adult chaperones shall not permit their entire group to go to the restrooms at the same time.

 

Bus Driver Arrival Instructions

Once you have dropped your group at the CHARTS Theater, stay in the bus line, but continue to pull forward as the bus in front of you pulls forward. You will be turning right to enter the side lot. Buses will be parked in the side lot parking area I​N THE ORDER OF THEIR ARRIVAL.​

 

Dismissal

At the completion of the show, from the front of the stage, Ballet Arkansas staff will release groups to exit the auditorium in the order of their arrival. Groups traveling in vans and cars will be dismissed first. Please ask your group to remain in their seats until their dismissal, and please make every effort to keep your group together while you quickly and safely proceed to your bus as your group is called.

 

Bus Driver Dismissal Instructions

Following the completion of the performance, you will be sent from the parking lot to the front of the Theatre IN THE SAME ORDER as your arrival. Once your students and chaperones have settled aboard, you are free to depart the area.

 

Directions

Directions to the UA-PCT CHARTS NLR campus

Google Maps

UA-PTC CHARTS NLR campus map

 

Travel Details | Robinson Center

Arrival by Bus

Please place a large sign, identifying your school, in the front right window of the bus. This helps volunteers expedite the check-in and departure process. Once your bus is parked in front of Robinson Center, attendees will be escorted by their adult chaperones to the entrance of the auditorium. Groups shall not enter the auditorium through the side entrances. Adult chaperones will find a check-in table in the Main Lobby and upon check-in, will receive a card with their group's seating assignments. Ushers will assist each group with finding their assigned seats once the doors to the auditorium have been opened. When your group is settled, those who may need to visit the restroom may go back out to the lobby. Adult chaperones shall not permit their entire group to go to the restrooms at the same time. Upon the arrival of all groups, the performance shall begin.

 

Bus Driver Arrival Instructions

Once you have dropped your group at the Robinson Center, stay in the bus line and continue to follow the bus in front of you. You will be turning left onto Broadway at the corner of Broadway and Markham Street. Buses will be parked at an off-site parking area IN THE ORDER OF THEIR ARRIVAL AT ROBINSON CENTER. They will be sent back to Robinson Center for pick up IN THE SAME ORDER, to pick their groups on the same side of the street.

 

Off-Site Parking Area

US Post Office, 600 East Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202

 

Dismissal

At the completion of the show, from the front of the stage, Ballet Arkansas staff will release groups to exit the auditorium in the order of their arrival. Groups traveling in vans and cars will be dismissed first. Please ask your group to remain in their seats until their dismissal, and please make every effort to keep your group together while you quickly and safely proceed to your bus as your group is called.

 

Bus Driver Dismissal Instructions

Following the completion of the performance, you will be sent from the off-site parking lot to the front of Robinson Center IN THE SAME ORDER as your arrival. Once your students and chaperones have settled aboard, you are free to depart the area.