Welcome School Groups!

Lights, costumes, orchestra—ballet! Celebrate our 50th Anniversary with The Nutcracker and Peter Pan, two of Milwaukee Ballet’s favorite shows in our discounted matinee series for students. Prior to the show, teachers receive a study guide which includes a synopsis of the performance and activities suited for further study in the classroom. Study guides can be found on the website.

The Nutcracker

Follow the Tannenbaum children through all of their adventures as they go to the Land of Toys and Sweets.

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 | 11:00am – Final Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 | 11:00am
Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 | 11:00am

Tickets are $10, $12 and $15.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 | 11:00am – Angel Gift Matinee. This is a specially funded show for schools new to  the matinee series with a 75% or higher economically  disadvantaged student population. See order form for details.

Peter Pan

Proudly supported by WE Energies Foundation

Hitch a flight with Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Darling children in this swashbuckling adventure!

Just added: Thursday, May 14, 2020  |  11:00am

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 11:00am  (SOLD OUT)

Tickets are $10, $12 and $15.


Preparing for the Performance

We can provide a Ballet Prep Workshop which includes information about pointe shoes and partnering, answers to the questions, Why do boys wear tights? and When do I applaud?, and gives groups behind-the-scenes facts about the show. Grades Pre-K through 12

$150. Preps are for groups attending a performance.  Must be scheduled no later than one week prior to show.

To book email Samantha Martinson at community@milwaukeeballet.org.



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

A 5.6% sales tax will be added to your order. 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.

For tickets or to book a show, contact Samantha Martinson at community@milwaukeeballet.org.

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 add more tickets at a later date.

  • How long is the performance?

    Running times vary by performance.

  • 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 about 3 weeks before the show. It will also be on this website.

  • When do we find out where we are sitting?

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

  • Can we bring lunch for our students?

    If you’d like your students to enjoy lunch at the theater, please make arrangements directly with Marcus Center for the Performing Arts by calling Faye at 414.273.7121 ext 314.

  • How and when do I pay?

    Final payments are due 4 weeks prior to the performance date. You can pay by check or credit card, with one check per group made payable to Milwaukee Ballet. We do not accept payments over the phone and no refunds or exchanges are allowed once final payment is made.

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