2019-2020 Student Matinees

Student matinees are full length performances by Houston Ballet with live orchestra held during school hours. Your students experience these professional performances with interactive intermissions at significantly discounted ticket prices. Study guides with information and activities for before and after the performance extend the learning experience.

Locally Grown. World Renowned.

Thursday, September 26, 2019
11:00 AM

We are excited to celebrate Houston Ballet’s 50th anniversary with dance created here in Houston on our company of professional dancers. In this program you will experience four dynamic ballets including the return of Edwaard Liang’s Murmuration, and James Kudelka’s  Passion with world premieres from Houston Ballet Soloist Oliver Halkowich and Chinese choreographer Zhang Disha.

  • Four diverse TEKS aligned ballets with first views of two world premieres
  • Dance inspired by nature, flight patterns of starling birds, human emotion, and cultural heritage
  • Created by choreographers from around the world
  • Tickets starting at $7 (qualifying schools receive access to reduced pricing)
  • For every 10 students you will receive one chaperone ticket for FREE 

Downloadable Study Guide



The Nutcracker

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019
11:00 AM

Stanton Welch’s opulent production of The Nutcracker is one of the most splendid ever staged. In this, the most traditional holiday tale, Clara and Drosselmeyer travel together to the Land of the Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy is reunited with her prince – and where the magic happens. With grand sets and stunning costumes, The Nutcracker features the entire company of dancers as well as many Houston Ballet Academy students playing hundreds of fun and exciting roles. 

Explore a NEW digital version of The Nutcracker Study Guide for use with students in the classroom before and after the performance.

New Digital Study Guide



Thank you for your interest in Houston Ballet’s Student Matinee Performances. Once you have filled out the Ticket Order Form, you will either receive an invoice or be placed on the waiting list. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Group Sales at groupsales@houstonballet.org. Thank you.

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