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School Matinees

Mondavi Center’s School Matinee Series offers an extraordinary opportunity for students to experience the magic of live performance first hand. We have designed these matinee performances to complement and enhance K–12 curriculum, giving students entertaining, as well as informative, access to world class multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary artists. To help teachers prepare for a visit to the beautiful Mondavi Center at UC Davis, CueSheets are offered free to all teachers. The CueSheets for the 2017-18 season will be available in September of 2017.

For more information on the individual events, please download our School Matinee Brochure. 

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2017-18 School Matinees on Sale May 17

 

Dorrance Dance
Monday October 30
​11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades 3-12
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk Offered

MOMIX
Opus Cactus
Wednesday, November 8
​11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades K-12

IMAGO
​Theatre La Belle, Lost in the World of the Automaton
Monday, November 13
​11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades K-12  LIMITED AVAILABILTY

Alexander String Quartet
Monday, December 4
​11AM ● Vanderhoef Studio Theatre
Recommended for grades 4-12  LIMITED AVAILABILTY

Circa
Carnival of the Animals
Monday, January 29
​11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades K-12
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk Offered

Cirque Eloize
Saloon
Monday, February 12
​11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades K-12

Çudamani
​Gamelan and Dance of Bali
Monday, February 26
​11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades K-12
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk Offered

Words Take Wing
Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature
In Partnership with the UC Davis School of Education
Tuesday, February 27
​11am ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades 2-8

Yamato—The Drummers of Japan
​Chousensha
Monday, March 19
​11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades K-12
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk Offered

 

Pre-Matinee Classroom Talks

This is a program managed by Friends of Mondavi Center, our donor based volunteer support organization. Friends schedule school visits to classrooms attending specially selected school matinees to support the instructor’s preparation for students that are attending the performance. Docent Guides for each matinee are researched and written by Friends and distributed to the docents. A Classroom Talk lasts approximately ½ hr. Every effort is made to satisfy the requests of schools regardless of distance (usually within 1 1/2hrs. of UC Davis).

2017-18 Pre-Matinee Classroom Talks:

Dorrance Dance
Monday October 30
​11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades 3-12
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk Offered

Circa
Carnival of the Animals
Monday, January 29
​11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades K-12
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk Offered

Çudamani
​Gamelan and Dance of Bali
Monday, February 26
​11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades K-12
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk Offered

Yamato—The Drummers of Japan
​Chousensha
Monday, March 19
​11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades K-12
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk Offered

 

To Order

2017-18 School Matinees on Sale May 17

Download the school matinee ticket order form and mail to the address below:

Download Form

Mondavi Center Ticket Office
Attn: Group Sales
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8543

Parking: $9/vehicle
Processing Fee: $8 with each order

A purchase order must be submitted with all invoice requests.

Contact Us

For information on ticketing:

Susie Evon
Event Supervisor and Group Sales
MCGroupSales@ucdavis.edu
530.754.4658

For information on SMAT programs:

Jennifer Mast 
Arts Education Coordinator
jmmast@ucdavis.edu
530.754.543
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