Educators, share the beauty of a Ballet Arkansas performance with your k-12 students this year! Student Matinee performances are designed to provide enriching artistic experiences to young audiences, serving more than 3,500 students across Arkansas. Performances are held at 10:30 am and are accompanied by a visually stunning Study Guide.
*Student Matinee Performances are for K-12 students of public/private/homeschool groups and their educators. These performances are not open to the public and tickets are not available for purchase. Reservations must be made by a school representative or educator.



Ballet Arkansas' season begins with a vibrant multimedia world premiere of "The Great Gatsby," designed in collaboration with Cranford Co and the production team at UA-PTC CHARTS Theater. Ballet Arkansas' unique telling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale is complemented by stunning original choreography and a collision of modern and historical production elements.

Run Time: 70 minutes with a 5 minute Intermission (Q/A)

Location: UA-PTC CHARTS Theater

Dates: October 22nd, 10:30am

K-12 Students $5 / Educator $10


Viewed by more than 2,000 k-12 students annually, the "Nutcracker Spectacular" is a beloved holiday tradition for many across Arkansas! Student Matinee performances are abbreviated to accommodate the transportation to and from Robinson Center and school schedules, and include educational curriculum.  


Run Time: 75 minutes with a 5 minute Intermission. Includes a behind the scenes discussion.

Location: Robinson Center

Dates: December 10, 10:30 am

K-12 Students $8  | Educator $10

Please review the Nutcracker Student Matinee packet below, which includes important details regarding student matinee policies and more, before making a reservation for this year's student matinee performances.

Nutcracker Student Matinee Packet


"Coppelia" is one of classical ballet's most beloved stories. High-energy virtuoso dancing meets laugh-out-loud comedy, perfect for all ages.

Run Time: Approximately 70 minutes with a 10 minute intermission

Location: UA-PTC CHARTS Theater

Dates: February 17 & 18, 10:30am

K-12 Students $5 / Educator $10

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The "Four Seasons" features 4 world premieres created by 4 female choreographers, set to Vivaldi’s paramount score "The Four Seasons.” Presented by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust, the program features repertory unseen in the region, created by world-renowned choreographers,  such as Gerald Arpino's high-energy "Confetti."

Run Time: 60 minutes with a 10 minute Interactive Intermission

Location: UA-PTC CHARTS Theater

Dates: April 22, 10:30am

K-12 Students $5 / Educator $10


Reservations are non-refundable, except in the event that the performance is cancelled by Ballet Arkansas.


In the instance of inclement weather, Ballet Arkansas' policy is to hold all performances as scheduled unless in the event of emergency.


**Student Matinee performances are not open to the public. 


Please direct all inquiries to