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, interactive Study Guide.



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

Students $5 / Adult Chaperone $10

Please contact for reservation information about this production.


Viewed by more than 2,000 students annually, the "Nutcracker Spectacular" is a beloved holiday tradition! The Nutcracker Spectacular Student Matinee is abbreviated  in order to allow for the timely return of schools from across the State.


Run Time: 70 minutes with a 5 minute Intermission including a Behind the Scene Discussion.

Location: Robinson Center

Dates: December 9 & 10, 10:30am

Students $8 / Adult Chaperone $10

Reservation details coming soon.


"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

Students $5 / Adult Chaperone $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

Students $5 / Adult Chaperone $10



Additional information about reservations and health & safety information will be posted on this page as it becomes available. For educators interested in bringing students to "The Great Gatsby" on October 22nd, please contact

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