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NCT's Student Matinees:
Are Tuesday - Friday at 10 am and 11:45 am
Last between 60 and 85 minutes
Post-Show Q & A's
Would your class enjoy a Q & A with some of the cast and tech staff after watching the show? With prior notice, NCT is happy to facilitate a session for students to ask about the play or how certain theatrical tricks were produced.
Q & A's can only happen after an 11:45 am performance. Between the conclusion of the 10 am performance and before the 11:45 am performance begins the actors are busy preparing for their second performance and are unable to speak with audience members.
Teachers - scroll down for information on Curriculum Standards, Educator Previews, Field Trip Guides, and Curriculum Guides from past shows.
Request a Workshop! We offer Workshops for all of our shows. Email Catherine about workshops when you book your trip.
Individuals wanting to attend weekday performances may contact the group sales office for information on availability, but for individuals, tickets can only be purchased on the day of the performance after school groups have been checked in.
2019-20 Curriculum Guides become available a month or two before each show opens. These guides include activities that can be integrated into your classroom lesson plans.
Early, mini-curriculum guides for all five 2019-20 shows:
For an idea of some of the curricular connections each show will touch on, click the title for a sample guide.
Grade-Specific Curriculum Standards provide suggested Tennessee Academic Standards that are addressed by attending the performance and discussing the questions included in the document.
After your students see a show at NCT, use one of the grade-appropriate worksheets to help your students process what they experienced! These worksheets provide a fun way for students to formulate and share their opinions as well as work on their writing skills.
Standards for Theatre Review Worksheets
ELA: 2.RL.KID.2, 1.RL.KID.3, K.W.TTP.1, 1-2.W.PDW.4, K-2.W.RBPK.8, K-2.W.RW.10
Visual Arts: K.VA.Cr1.A, 1.VA.Cr1.B, 2.VA.Cr1.B
Theatre: 4-5.T.R1.A, 3.T.R3.B
ELA: 3.RL.KID.2, 4.RL.KID.2, 5.RL.KID.2, 3-5.W.PDW.4, 3-5.W.RW.10
Theatre: 6.T.R1.A, 8.T.R1.A, 6.T.R2.C, 8.T.R2.C, 6-8.T.R3.A, 6-8.T.R3.B
ELA: 6-8.RL.KID.2, 6-8.W.TTP.2, 6-8.W.PDW.4. 6-8.W.RW.10
Each show in our season offers one preview performance on a Thursday evening at 6:30. That performance is our Educator Preview Event. Educators and a guest are welcome to attend this performance on us.
This FREE event includes a wine and cheese reception followed by a 45-minute workshop where NCT education staff members demonstrate lessons designed to explore some of the curricular connections of the production. This workshop qualifies for professional development hours in many districts, and is intended for adults only (child care is provide during the workshop). The reception begins at 5 pm, and the workshop begins at 5:30 pm.
Dragons Love Tacos Curriculum Guide
Mockingbird Curriculum Guide
The Snowy Day & Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats Curriculum Guide
Mr. Popper's Penguins Curriculum Guide
The Hundred Dresses Curriculum Guide
Goodnight Moon Curriculum Guide
And In This Corner: Cassius Clay Curriculum Guide
Treasure Island Curriculum Guide
Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook Curriculum Guide
Afflicted: Daughters of Salem Curriculum Guide