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School Matinee Series

Mondavi Center’s School Matinee Series offers an extraordinary opportunity for school groups 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 multicultural, multidisciplinary artists. 

To be kind to the environment, we are no longer mailing printed tickets for school matinees. Each order will still have assigned seats.

To help prepare for a visit to the Mondavi Center at UC Davis, free CueSheet teacher guides are available to download.

Download CueSheet

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 30 minutes. Every effort is made to satisfy the requests of schools regardless of distance (usually within 90 minutes of UC Davis). Events that offer a Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk are noted below.

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

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NOTE:  2019–20 School Matinees go on sale June 3.

 

2019–20 School Matinees

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar
Monday, September 30, 2019
11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades 4–12

MOMIX
VIVA Momix!
Monday, October 14, 2019
11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades 4–12
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk Offered

NASA Astronaut Terry Virts
View From Above
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades 5–8

Alexander String Quartet
Monday, December 9, 2019
​11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades 6–12 

Circa
Humans
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
11AM ● Jackson Hall Onstage
Recommended for grades 5–12 LIMITED AVAILABILTY

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Friday, February 14, 2020
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 25, 2020
​11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades 3–8

Yamato
Jhonetsu (“Passion”)
Monday, April 6, 2020
11AM ● Jackson Hall
Recommended for grades K–12
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk Offered

To Order

2019-20 School Matinees on sale June 3

To be kind to the environment, we are no longer mailing printed tickets for school matinees. Each order will still have assigned seats and seating information will be mailed one month prior to the show date.

Download the school matinee 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

*Parking price is valid through June 30, 2019. Parking fee not required for buses.

A purchase order must be submitted with all invoice requests.

Contact Us

For information on ticketing:

Kelly Kim
Event Supervisor and Group Sales
kelkim@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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