The goal of the Norton Center For The Arts Student Matinee Series is to provide teachers and STUDENT MATINEE BROCHUREstudents with a performing arts journey into global cultures and history, while supplying educators with curriculum guides specifically created for the performance or program that meet national and state standards for lessons in Music, Arts-Humanities, History and/or Social Studies – responding to the decrease in classroom focus on these subject areas. Because we know and appreciate how important it is to plan and identify field trips as educational experiences, we provide curriculum connections and activities related to these shows.

You may download the 2016-2017 Student Matinee Brochure here or click the image at right to view the brochure in your browser.  Click here to download the order form.

2016-2017 Student Matinees

Story Pirates Norton Center For The Arts Tickets Newlin Hall

Story Pirates

November 3, 2016 | 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM | Newlin Hall
Celebrate the power of words with these professional actors who link literacy and confident self-expression in a sketch comedy musical based on favorite stories written by kids from around the country.


Sound The Trumpets! Norton Center For The Arts Tickets Weisiger Theatre

Sound the Trumpets!

November 17, 2016 | 10:00 AM | Weisiger Theatre
A light-hearted romp through the history of the trumpet, from found objects to the most fragile and intricately constructed instruments. Join master performers Vince DiMartino (US) and John Foster (Australia) as they take students on a lightening speed and often humorous journey through the musical history of one of the most vibrant and recognizable instruments: The Trumpet.


ERTH’s Dinosaur Zoo Live! Norton Center For The Arts Tickets Newlin Hall

ERTH’s Dinosaur Zoo Live!

January 20, 2017 | 10:00 AM | Newlin Hall 
Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making – as ERTH’s Dinosaur Zoo Live guides students on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia.  Students will observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-life dinosaurs and other creatures in this theatrical live performance.


Alonzo King LINES Ballet Norton Center For The Arts Tickets Newlin Hall

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

January 24, 2017 | 10:00 AM | Newlin Hall 
San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet offers bold dance innovations while breaking the traditional ballet mold.


Dr. Kaboom! LIVE WIRE: The Electricity Tour Norton Center For The Arts Tickets Newlin Hall

Dr. Kaboom! LIVE WIRE: The Electricity Tour

April 20, 2017 | 10:00 AM | Newlin Hall
This newest show explores the nature of electricity. What is it? What does it do for us? Where does it come from? With Tesla Coils, Van de Graaf Gnenerators, and a ping pong shooting robot, Doktor Kaboom explains everything from voltage and current, to charges, conservation of energy, and plasma.




Norton Center For The Arts A.C.T.S. Program
Apply for FREE or deeply reduced student matinee tickets through the Norton Center A.C.T.S. program.
Currently available to educators in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer County Public Schools, including Burgin and Danville Independent Schools only.
Kentucky Arts Council TranspARTation Grant Program Apply for FREE transportation to attend Norton Center student matinees through the Kentucky Arts Council TranspARTation Grant program.
The TranspARTation Grant enables Kentucky teachers and schools to offer students quality arts experiences by providing transportation funding to the individual classroom that applies for the grant. Grants will be based on the mileage from the school building to the arts organization or performance venue and the number of buses necessary. Applications are reviewed quarterly and deadlines are revolving. For help in applying for a TranspARTation Grant so that your school can receive money to pay for transportation costs when attending a Norton Center performance, contact us at 859-238-5759 or visit the Kentucky Arts Council online. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports these educational field trips with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit the Kentucky Arts Council online.

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