School Matinees


Bring your students to our beautiful downtown space, and let them experience live theatre, performed by professional, local artists.  Let them hear the sumptuous and witty language, listen to our musical selections before and during the show, watch thrilling swordfights, and share in an intimate and powerful production of some of the greatest plays ever written. Every performance is followed by an optional talk back with the actors, where students deepen their understanding of Shakespeare, and find out about the making of the play, performing arts careers, and how Chesapeake Shakespeare Company connects with its audience.





A Christmas Carol


Romeo and Juliet


The Diary of Anne Frank



Number of Students
  less than 10   $22
  10-40   $20
  41 – 120
  121 – 240

One chaperone receives free admission per 10 students. (Seating not guaranteed)
Additional chaperones admitted at per-student rate.



Address:  7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202  (corner of Calvert and Redwood Streets downtown)


If you are arriving by car:  On weekday mornings, our downtown parking partner is a neighboring business,The QG, located at the corner of Calvert Street and Water Street. You may use The QG’s parking valet service, which opens at 9:30am. Look for the umbrella and valet stand on Water Street. Valet parking is $12, and the attendant parks your car in the Water Street Garage. No shuttles or buses, please.  Most other garages will charge community day rates greater than $20. Most metered parking is restricted before 10am, so we recommend using the valet or a garage. CSC discount parking vouchers are not accepted at this valet, and are not valid at Arrow Parking Garage on weekdays during morning commuter hours. Theatre discount parking vouchers are good at night and on weekends.

If you are arriving by school bus or shuttle: Please coordinate with us to pull up on the Calvert Street side of the building and drop off students safely. Buses must then move to another location. No parking is permitted on Calvert Street before 10am. 

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Theater capacity:  265 seats

Accessibility: Our space conforms to ADA standards. An elevator provides easy access to all levels of seating in the theatre, and we have both dedicated and unrestricted restrooms on two levels. Our performances are sensory friendly. We leave audience lighting at a level that accommodates the full theatre. We also have the PNC Family Room on the ground level that allows room for fidgety students and privacy for behavioral challenges. Please let us know if your students require special accommodations. We’re glad to have you and your students join us!

Make a school matinee reservation:   Contact Ron Heneghan, our Director of Education, at 410-244-8571, Ext. 113, or send an email to  Also ask about our school residencies and workshops that align with your curriculum and deepen the students’ understanding of Shakespeare.

Want to sponsor a school group?  Ensure that every child experiences the cultural enrichment of attending live theater. Please contact Jane Coffey, Director of Development, today at 410-244-8571, ext. 107 or email

“I was a little nervous about how my students would engage with the show if they didn’t know the story in advance. My concerns were put at ease right away, and I’ve been able to use the field trip as a great anchor for our study of the play.”
Sarah B., Perryville High School, Harford County

“Our students are all clinically diagnosed with traumatic stress. They seldom enjoy plays … but…on that day… they absolutely enjoyed the CSC production. It was just GREAT.”
Terry J., Woodbourne School, Baltimore City

“For many of our students, this was their first professional production and they were so impressed. They couldn’t stop talking about the cast, plot, and costumes. They loved the question and answer session with the performers.”
Justin G., KIPP-UJIMA, Baltimore City

“The acting was phenomenal, the staging was wonderful, the fight choreography was fantastic, the scenic and lighting elements were terrific, and the costume design was outstanding!”
Francesca D., George Fox MS, Anne Arundel County

“I can tell that the dialogue that occurred- the private conversations they had with the actors after the performance- had such a positive influence on them, in so many ways. It was a wonderful experience for all of us.”
Christine A., North Harford HS, Harford County

“My students’ understanding of the play increased greatly. The performance made a huge impact.”
Elleigh G., Kenwood HS, Baltimore County

“You were more than willing to accept our group of children with unique abilities, mostly with Autism, and not only accommodated us, but made sure that we were well prepared….. the production held each of our students captive, they were not only engaged but they were ABSORBED into the production. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company absolutely floored us.”
-Crystal S., Teacher, Arrow School, Towson, MD

“Great performance, and the girls raved about it. Many of them said it was their favorite field trip of the year.”
-Sarah F., 7th grade English Teacher, Bryn Mawr School”