Welcome School Groups!

Lights, costumes, magic—BALLET!
Mark your calendars for our 2022/23 Season student matinee performances! We are offering student matinee options for the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, and the family-favorite, Peter Pan.

Student Matinee tickets go on sale April 26th. Keep an eye on your email for purchase information!

Performance Dates

The Nutcracker
Fri, Dec 9 & 16, 2022 | 11:00am
Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for chaperones/adults

Peter Pan
Thur, May 11, 2023 | 11:00am
Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for chaperones/adults


All performances take place at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

Ticketing fees and sales tax may apply. Sales tax will be waived with a copy of your tax-exempt certificate.

Student Matinees are for elementary through high school STUDENT GROUPS only, including public, private, and home-schooled groups.

Please review Audience Entry Protocol prior to ticket purchase.

  • Tickets are $10.50 for students and $15.50 for chaperones/adults
  • 20% deposit is required
  • Pay by check or with a credit card via phone

Please make checks payable to Milwaukee Ballet (one check per group) and mail to:

Milwaukee Ballet
Attn: Box Office
128 North Jackson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

For questions or event details contact [email protected]. For ticketing information contact Milwaukee Ballet Box Office at 414-902-2103.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can attend Student Matinees?

    Student Matinees are only for elementary through high school student groups, including public, private and home-schooled students. We do not sell tickets to these shows to individuals or non-academic groups.

  • Does every person need a ticket?

    Every person needs a ticket including students, teachers, and chaperones. If you’re not sure how many you’ll need, reserve more than you’ll expect to use. It’s much easier to reduce your ticket count when you receive your final invoice than to add more tickets at a later date.

  • How long is the performance?

    Run times vary by performance, but the show should be around 2 hours with a 20-minute intermission.

  • Can siblings or family members of students attend?

    Children aged 3 and under, family members or other guests cannot attend the student matinees with the school group. The performances are designed for students, teachers, and chaperones only.

  • How soon should I reserve tickets?

    We reserve tickets in the order they are received so the sooner the better! Although we will make every possible attempt to accommodate your seating preference, we can’t make guarantees and may need to split large groups into multiple seating locations.

  • When can I access the Study Guide?

    We will email you the Study Guide approximately a week before the show. It will also be on this website.

  • When do we find out where we're seated?

    We will email you final seating location within one week of the performance date.

  • Can we bring lunch for our students?

    Currently at this time, due to COVID-19, we are not allowing eating at the Marcus Performing Arts Center.

  • How and when do I pay?

    Final payments are due two months before the show date. You can pay by check or credit card, with one check per group made payable to Milwaukee Ballet. No refunds or exchanges are allowed once final payment is made.

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