Student Matinees

Student Matinees

The Hanover Theatre offers student matinee performances on select shows. 

Occasionally, study guides are also available in order to help both students and educators to prepare for what they will be seeing on stage. These guides contain background material on the show, and include educational activities to enhance the classroom experience before entering the theatre. 

Receive a free chaperone ticket with every 25 student tickets. Payment is due 30 days prior to performance.

Upcoming Student Matinees

Cirque Mechanics: 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10AM
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Cirque Mechanics, inspired by modern circus, finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American industrial ingenuity. The shows, imbedded in realism, display a raw quality rarely found in modern circus. Cirque Mechanics signature style is wrapped in acrobatics, mechanical marvels and a bit of clowning around.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Performed by New Repertory Theatre Company
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Featuring Johnny Lee Davenport as Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court. This one man show spans Marshall’s impressive career as a lawyer, touching upon major US historical events such as the case of Brown vs. the Board of Education and other milestones of the civil rights era. Bring your students to this remarkable tribute to Marshall’s enduring legacy.
A Christmas Carol
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019 
All matinees are at 10AM
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The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts is excited to present New England's largest production of Charles Dickens' classic tale. This spectacular production in its 12th year is adapted and directed by President and CEO Troy Siebels and features the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, New England’s largest theatre pipe organ. What a wonderful opportunity for students to take part in the arts!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10AM
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets. 

Student Matinee Speaker Series

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National Geographic Live 
Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous: Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 10AM
This event with paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim will introduce listeners to the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered, larger than T. Rex, and the incredible story of how this prehistoric giant was almost lost to science, before being brought back to light with the help of a remarkable young paleontologist. With amazing video recreating the lost world of the Cretaceous Era Sahara, Ibrahim will tell the story of Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss and rediscovery, and explain what, other than its size, makes this ancient monster unique.
National Geographic Live 
When Women Ruled the World: Dr. Kara Cooney
Friday, April 10, 2020 at 10AM
Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, will take students back into ancient history to a time when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, Egypt’s powerful women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable. What can we learn from how these women ruled? Dr. Cooney shares some illuminating answers.
National Geographic Live
Building The Photo Ark: Joel Sartore
Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 10AM
The National Geographic Photo Ark: World-renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to document every species in human care before they disappear, and to get people to care while there’s still time. Sartore has photographed more than 9,000 species around the world as part of a multiyear effort to document every species living in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts.

For More Information, Contact:

Kelly Rourke, education assistant or 508.471.1765