School Matinee Program
Every year, thousands of students participate in the School Matinee Program. K-12 students come from throughout the Central Coast to attend live performances at the Performing Arts Center. Presented by the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust, and sponsored by generous SLO County businesses, foundations and individuals, the School Matinee Program is offered at zero cost for every school. Every student attends matinees for free.
Bank of America
California Arts Council
Community Foundation San Luis Obispo
Bert and Candace Forbes
George Hoag Family Foundation
Justin Vineyards & Winery
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Robert H. Janssen Youth Fund
Please note that submitting a reservation request does not guarantee seats to a performance. Reservations are first-come first-served, and we will do our best to accommodate your first or second choice of performance.
There is a 200 seat limit on Early Reservations. To request additional seats, please submit a second form when Open Reservations begin.
Confirmations for Public School requests will be sent via email beginning the week of August 8, 2019. Please call Andrea Castillo at 805-756-7223 with any questions or for further information.
Early reservations for public schools begin on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Schools can reserve up to 200 seats at this time.
Standard reservations for private and homeschools begin on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
Open reservations for all schools and additional seating requests begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at which point schools with exceeding reservations may add seats and/or performances.
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Thank you for keeping the arts accessible in the lives of our community’s school children!