The Stocker Arts Center Student Matinee Series are weekday matinees designed with students in mind. We welcome public, private, charter and home schools, as well as the general public at these performances. All Student Matinee performances are held in the Hoke Theatre unless otherwise noted.

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The 2015-2016 Student Matinee Series season has come to an end. 
Watch for the announcement of the 2016-2017 season
coming the end of July!


SORRY YOU MISSED THESE GREAT 2015-2016 EVENTS!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 9:45am and 11:45am - Hoke Theatre
ArtsPower's From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Click here for the Study Guide. 

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 9:45am and 11:45am - Hoke Theatre
Adventure Theatre MTC's Caps for Sale
Click here for the Study Guide.      Click here for the Fun Guide.    

Monday, November 23, 2015 at 9:45am and 11:45am - Hoke Theatre
Theatreworks USA'a Skippyjon Jones Snow What (& the 7 Chihuahuas)
Click here for the Study Guide.  

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 9:45am and 11:45am - Hoke Theatre
Theatreworks USA's Miss Nelson is Missing
Click here for the Study Guide.   

Friday, December 18, 2015 at 10:00am - Hoke Theatre
Ohio Dance Theatre
*"The Nutcracker"
*Denotes a Student Matinee Rental Event

Friday, February 26, 2016 at 9:45am and 11:45am - Cirigliano Studio Theatre
ArtsPower's Lily's Crossing
Click here for the Study Guide. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 9:45am and 11:45am - Hoke Theatre
Theatre IV
The Frog Prince
Click here for the Study Guide:
http://www.theatreiv.org/guides/Frog_Prince_Study_Guide_TheatreIV.pdf

Friday, April 8, 2016 at 9:45am and 11:45am - Hoke Theatre
Doktor Kaboom
LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour
commissioned by the Kennedy Center
http://shawentertainment.com/doktor-kaboom/

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 9:45am and 11:45am - Hoke Theatre
Theatreworks USA
Charlotte's Web

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:00am - Hoke Theatre
Jonathan Kingham & Ryan Shea Smith
"Songwriting Made Simple"


The Stocker Arts Center Student Matinee Series is made up of weekday performances designed with students in mind. We welcome public, private, charter and home schoolers, as well as the general public at these performances. We encourage teachers to make group reservations early – and the general public to buy tickets early – as some of the shows do sell out! You can buy your tickets for these shows both online at stockerartscenter.com and at the Box Office, which is open from 12 noon to 6:00pm Monday through Friday and one hour prior to Student Matinee performances. 

Group Reservation Information

Our Ticket Reservation Confirmations are sent to you by email!

Group Reservations for Student Matinee performances are taken by phone at (440) 366-4040, during regular Box Office hours, 12 noon to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Reservation Confirmations are emailed and must be signed and returned to the Stocker Box Office by the date indicated in order to guarantee your reservations. Because we’ve saved that number of seats for you and your group and not sold them to others, there are no refunds or exchanges for no-shows after your signed Ticket Reservation Confirmation is received at the Stocker Box Office.

We enthusiastically welcome everyone to these performances! Stocker Arts Center is accessible for students with special needs, including parking, seating and restrooms. Wheelchair seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. A Hearing Assistance System with free headset is available in the Hoke Theatre only for our guests who are hearing impaired. Please note: A driver’s license or credit card will be required when you borrow the Hearing Assistance headset and will be given back to you when the equipment is returned. Please indicate specific needs for your group when you reserve your tickets so we are ready to assist when you arrive.

One free ticket will be provided for adults accompanying every 20 students. Additional chaperones and parents are welcome to attend the performances at the published ticket prices.

Lunch requests

If your group plans to eat lunch at Stocker before or after the performance, please let the Box Office know that information at the time you make your reservation. Please confirm that information on your Ticket Reservation Confirmation. Please be aware that if we do not know that information prior to your arrival we may not be able to accommodate your group for lunch. 

Please note

Student Matinee performances are scheduled to start on time! Theatre doors open 30 minutes before the announced curtain time. Please be respectful of the performers and other audience members and be here no later than 15 minutes prior to start time to allow us enough time to seat you. Once the show begins we will not be able to let you into the theatre until an appropriate break in the performance so that your late arrival does not disrupt others. There will be no late seating for the performances of Lily’s Crossing, which will be held in the Cirigliano Studio Theatre.

Performance Study Guide Information

When the performing company or artist provides us with Study Guides, we provide a link on our website under the information about that particular show. That way, everyone who will be attending can have easy access to these performance enhancements. We will try to have the links up on our website at least one month prior to the performance date. If no Study Guide is provided by the company or artist, no link will be showing. We encourage everyone attending the shows to utilize these resources so that you are better prepared for the performance.

Need a Ride? We May Be Able to Help!

If you want to bring your class to a performance but don’t have funding available for transportation, please let us know. Stocker Arts Center has limited funds available to assist with school bus transportation costs to our Student Matinee shows (excluding the rental production of The Nutcracker). We also have limited funding available for students who need assistance with the cost of tickets in order to attend.

Please email Debby Sadowski at dsadows1@lorainccc.edu for an application form. Bus transportation and tickets will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of two buses funded per application. Questions? Please call Debby at (440) 366-7123. These opportunities are made possible through the generous support of the Beth K. Stocker Trust.

Group Payment Information

Payment by cash, check, credit card or purchase order is due by the date listed on the Ticket Reservation Confirmation. Payment must cover the tickets reserved and confirmed when you return your Ticket Reservation Confirmation. Because we’ve saved that number of seats for you and your group and not sold them to others, there are no refunds or exchanges for no-shows after your signed Ticket Reservation Confirmation is received at the Stocker Box Office.

Single Tickets

Single tickets for the Student Matinee Series events are for sale online at stockerartscenter.com and at the Box Office, which is open from 12 noon to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and one hour prior to Student Matinee performances. Please call (440) 366-4040.