Student Matinees

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Stay after the performance for a spirited exchange focused on the play’s ideas and process of creation. What was the playwright's intent? What choices did the director make in bringing the story to life? What ideas did the actors bring to the table? What are you feeling and thinking about the play now that it’s over? A member of Aurora’s artistic team facilitates this 20-minute discussion. Free. 


This Much I Know
Friday, September 9
Tuesday, September 13
Wednesday, September 21
Thursday, September 29

Colonialism is Terrible, but Pho is Delicious
Friday, November 11
Tuesday, November 15
Wednesday, November 23
Thursday, December 1

Paradise Blue
Friday, February 3
Tuesday, February 7
Wednesday, February 15
Thursday, February 23

Friday, April 14
Tuesday, April 18
Wednesday, April 26
Thursday, May 4

Hurricane Diane
Friday, June 23
Tuesday, June 27
Wednesday, July 5
Thursday, July 13


Additional Talk-Backs can also be scheduled for larger groups. Please contact the Box Office for details: 510.843.4822 or


5 Reasons to Bring Your Student Group To Aurora Theatre

  1. 1. It's easy to get here
    Aurora is just 1-1/2 blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Click here for directions.

  2. 2. Discounted tickets
    We offer special discounts for students and groups for our regular performances. Click here for more information.

  3. 3. Reinforcement of CA Dept. of Education Content Standards
    Creative reinforcement of content standards including Artistic Perception, Creative Expression, Historical and Cultural Context, and Aesthetic Valuing.

  4. 4. Specially designed workshops and talk-backs
    We can design Pre-Show Classroom Workshops or Post-Show Talk-Backs for groups of 20 or more. Email to find out more.

  5. 5. Fantastic downtown Berkeley location
  6. Make an event out of it! Enjoy lunch or dinner (and discounts) at one of our many restaurant partners nearby.


Questions about education at Aurora? Email our education team at