Adventure Matinees

Our school-time matinees are a great way to introduce students to the excitement of live theatre and to provide learning experiences that are relevant to classroom activities. A field trip to the University of Arizona also helps high school students to imagine a place for themselves on campus and encourages and inspires them to consider furthering their creativity and studies at the college level.

We are offering one Adventure Matinees in our 2023/24 Theatre Season:

  • Much Ado About Nothing | Friday, April 19, 2024 | 10:00am


One of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies, Much Ado About Nothing tells the story of two very different couples fighting for love while battling matchmaking and manipulation. After the performance, students will be able to gain a greater understanding of the play and process during a post-performance Q&A with the director, cast and crew.


Adventure Matinees tickets are $9 per student.

One complimentary chaperone ticket is provided for every 10 paid student tickets.


At this time we expect the duration of the Adventure Matinee (performance and post-show Q&A) to be two and a half to three hours.

Educational Materials 

Educational materials will be available for each production. These materials enhance the learning process and extend the theatre experience into the classroom.  Teachers who have paid reservations are provided with an electronic link to access these materials prior to the performance date.

Teacher Preview Nights 

Teachers who have made reservations for an Adventure Matinee performance are offered one free ticket (additional tickets are $9 each) to the following performances so that they can preview the show before bringing their students.  We strongly encourage teachers to take advantage of this opportunity.

Much Ado About Nothing – Teacher Previews:

  • Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 1:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:30pm

To reserve tickets for the Adventure Matinees and Teacher Preview Night, please contact the Arizona Arts Box Office at (520) 621-3341 or

Adventure Matinees are only offered for the performances listed above.  If you are interested in bringing a group to the performance, please visit our Group Sales page or contact the Arizona Arts Box Office.