Student Matinees FAQ
Health and flexibility are our top priorities. Please read about the protocols we have in place to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff, and community.
We are happy to hold your tickets at will call for you, and we will help distribute them when you arrive at the theater.
A packed house is always a better experience for the performers and the audience, so please let us know as soon as possible about any tickets you may not need by emailing email@example.com. This allows us to release them to our wait list, or for resale, to maximize the number of people who get to enjoy the show and minimize our potential loss of income. We’re very happy to reserve additional seats even at the last minute, so please let us know if your group size increases.
We recommend a 10:1 ratio of students to chaperones, but we understand that every group has different needs. Let us know if we can assist in your planning.
We recommend that you plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to showtime. Our student matinees begin at 11 a.m. and we suggest building a little extra travel time in case of unexpected traffic or bridge closures.
Yes, but space may be limited or unavailable. Please request lunch tables on your ticket request form, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance, so we can reserve a location and set up lunch tables for your group. There are several establishments to buy lunch from near The Armory, but we recommend requesting sack lunches by filling out this form and giving it to your school cafeteria at least 10 days prior to your visit. More information on nutrition services is available here.
Portland Center Stage at The Armory is located at 128 NW Eleventh Ave., one block north of Powell’s Books, between Couch and Davis (map). The best place to de-board is between 11th and 12th or 10th and 11th Avenues on Davis, approaching from the west heading east.
- Q&As: 20-minute discussions with the cast and crew immediately after every student matinee.
- Workshops: Interactive explorations of select plays, at your school or at The Armory (available to high schools only).
- Tours: Explore our building before the show and learn about our LEED certified renovation.
- Resource Guides: Available to download for each production.
- Prologues: Brief lectures from 6:55-7:10 p.m., preceding Wed.-Fri. evening main stage shows.
When we gather together at the theater, the room belongs to all of us. We want every person who attends a performance — audiences, volunteers, staff, and artists — to be able to show up and feel fully seen and valued.
Portland Center Stage is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).