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  • 2015-2016 Season
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  • Ticketing Policies
  • Lunch Space Policies

2015-2016 Season


The Frog Bride 
Available for groups of 100+! 
Relevance: Grades 2+
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.
Approximate run time: 50 minutes 


The Snowy Day
Availability extremely limited
Relevance: Grades K+
February 17 – March 18, 2016
Approximate run time: 60-70 minutes
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Animal Dance
Relevance: Preschool
March 22 – April 29, 2016
Approximate run time: 50 minutes
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical
Relevance: K+
April 19 – June 3, 2016
Approximate run time: 2 hours, including intermission
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Questions? Call our Student Matinee Coordinator at 612-872-5166.

Weekday Student Matinee Ticketing Policies

By submitting a Ticket Request Form, you agree to the following policies:
  • Submission of a Ticket Request Form is not a guarantee of a reservation. If we are able to accommodate your request, a Reservation Confirmation & Invoice will be sent via email within one week.
  • If you do not receive a Reservation Confirmation & Invoice email within one week, it is your responsibility to contact Emily Joan Smith, Student Matinee Coordinator, at 612.872.5166.
  • A minimum group size of 10 is required to make and maintain a reservation for a Weekday Student Matinee performance.
  • Student Matinees are intended as an affordable educational opportunity for school-aged children and their educators.  Student Matinees are not intended as a cheaper alternative to public performances for family groups. For more details, refer to the Student Matinee FAQ.
Final Number/Cancellation & Payment:
  • Final Numbers/Cancellation Deadline is six weeks prior to your scheduled performance. Final Numbers due immediately upon reservation if made within six weeks of performance.
  • Any reservations not confirmed by the Final Numbers/Cancellation Deadline will default to the numbers listed in your Reservation Confirmation. You will be responsible for payment in the amount listed on your original invoice.
  • After the Final Numbers/Cancellation Deadline, no seats may be dropped from your reservation.
  • Subject to availability, seats may be added to your reservation at any time. Only the Group Lead can add seats to a reservation.
  • Payment Deadline is four weeks prior to your scheduled performance. Payment is due immediately upon reservation if made within four weeks of performance.
  • Reservations unpaid on Payment Deadline will be released at the discretion of CTC.
  • CTC does not provide refunds or exchanges for unused tickets, nor day of show compensation (absent vouchers) for absent students, chaperones, or adults.
Refund, Cancellation, & Weather:
  • All sales are final. Children’s Theatre Company does not provide refunds or exchanges.
  • CTC does not provide refunds or exchanges for unused tickets, nor day of show compensation (absent vouchers) for absent students, chaperones, or adults.
  • A Weekday Student Matinee performance will be canceled by 7:00 a.m. only if one of the following events has occurred:
    • A state of emergency has been declared.
    • CTC does not have power and/or heat.
    • MNDOT has pulled plows off the road due to unsafe driving conditions.
    • Metro Transit has suspended bus service due to unsafe driving conditions.
    • Minneapolis Public Schools have canceled school due to cold/weather.
If a Weekday Student Matinee performance were canceled, our decision would be made by 7:00 a.m.

Lunch Space

CTC offers a limited number of lunch reservation spaces for schools that come from a great distance, schools combining a trip to CTC with a trip to MIA, or schools that will miss lunch while at CTC.

There is a $25 non-refundable fee to reserve lunch space.

The lunch space, located in our lobbies, allows for a picnic style lunch on the floor. CTC does not provide tables, chairs, or refrigeration for lunches. Garbage cans are provided. You may request to reserve lunch space following your performance on your original Ticket Request Form.

Please note:
  • No food or beverages are allowed in the theatre. (Please inform an usher if you or a student have a health concern.)
  • Concessions are not available for purchase during Weekday Student Matinees.
  • The lunch space is available for 45 minutes immediately following your performance.
  • School groups must use the trash bins designated by the theatre to dispose of all trash before leaving the space.
  • For the health and safety of people with severe allergies, please ask everyone in your party to pack a lunch that is nut free.

Privacy Policy

Thank you for reviewing the privacy policy and disclaimer.

Children’s Theatre Company (“CTC”) is committed to providing a safe online experience. We collect no personally identifying information, unless you choose to provide us with that information. This statement of Privacy applies to the CTC website and governs data collection and usage. By using the CTC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

If you visit our site to browse, read, watch videos or download, we automatically collect and store only the following information about you:
  • The IP address from which you access our Web site (an IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing.)
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages you visit
  • and The Internet address of the Web site from which you accessed our site

This information is used to improve the functionality of the website—to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. We may compile and report aggregate statistics about our users — numbers, traffic patterns, and related site information — but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. CTC is not responsible for privacy statements or other content on websites outside of CTC, including those linked from CTC’s website.


If you identify yourself by submitting mailing list, donor or ticket request forms contained in the site, we use that information only to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the material you have requested or to send you a written acknowledgment of your donation as required by law, or to verify and/or mail purchases and/or to process your ticket order.

You have the option to contact us by phone or by email ( to request that we remove your name from our mailing and/or calling and/or trade list. If you opt to be taken off our mailing list, you will receive no mail from us, including publications or special notices. If you opt to be removed from our calling list, you will receive no calls from us except when a performance is canceled. We will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. If you are not a donor and you opt to be removed from our trade list, we will not provide your name to other arts organizations that might be making special offers or anyone else.


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CTC may occasionally update our Statement of Privacy to reflect customer feedback or changing technologies. CTC encourages you to review this statement periodically.


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