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School Matinee Series

Due to the change to distance learning for Fall 2020 for most of the school districts in the Mondavi Center’s service area, we have not scheduled in-person school matinees for the fall. We are monitoring the situation, and will resume in-person school matinees when the State of California, Yolo County & UC Davis determine it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we are working on providing digital content to schools and homeschoolers in our service area. Check back here in September for more information, or email Jennifer Mast at to be added to a distribution list when offerings become available.

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.

View CueSheet Teacher Guides from Past Seasons

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). 

To Order

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.

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

Parking: $10/vehicle*
Processing Fee: $8 with each order

*Parking price is valid through June 30, 2020. Parking fee not required for buses.

A purchase order must be submitted with all invoice requests.

Contact Us

For information on ticketing:

Rajiv Laffey
Event Supervisor and Group Sales Coordinator

For information on SMAT programs:

Jennifer Mast 
Arts Education Coordinator