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Student Matinees

The day before a production’s premiere, our doors are open for students to see the final dress rehearsal in the beautiful Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  For the discounted price of $10/student, student groups are invited to experience ballet first hand, complete with full costumes, make-up, sets, lighting and sound. Then the curtain opens and the magic begins.

To reserve your school's spot for either production, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.  Payment is due two weeks prior to the performance date.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Samantha Hyde at samantha.hyde@coloradoballet.org.

If you are interested in participating in the live stream of our student matinees of Swan Lake and/or The Nutcracker (live performance by invitation only), please click here.

Click here to download the Swan Lake study guide.
Click here to download the Ballet MasterWorks study guide.

2016-2017 Student Matinee Dates:

  • Swan Lake - Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Start time: 10 a.m., Approx. end time: 1 p.m. - SOLD OUT (please fill out the form below if you want to be placed on the waitlist)
  • Ballet MasterWorks - Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Start time: 10:30 a.m., Approx. end time: 12:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT (please fill out the form below if you want to be placed on the waitlist)

Swan Lake student matinee sponsored by:


"Thank you, thank you, thank you, for a wonderful performance and experience yesterday! The kids are having meaty conversations about it today.  You would be proud of the wonderful learning. Some of the things that they learned and reflected on are surprising me by their depth. For many of our kids this was a once in a lifetime experience. (I say that now, but lots of kids and teachers and parents already are asking how we can fundraise to come back in the future.)"
- A teacher from the ALICE (in wonderland) student matinee

2016-2017 Student Matinee Registration Form:

(If you want to attend both productions, please fill out separate forms for each one - please note: "Swan Lake" and "Ballet MasterWorks" are sold out, please select if you want to be placed on the waitlist)

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Swan Lake - Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. - SOLD OUT (please select if you want to be placed on the waitlist)
Ballet MasterWorks - Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. - SOLD OUT (please select if you want to be placed on the waitlist)







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