School Matinee Program
Every year, thousands of students participate in the School Matinee Program. K-12 students come from throughout the Central Coast to attend live performances at the Performing Arts Center. Presented by the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust, and sponsored by generous SLO County businesses, foundations and individuals, the School Matinee Program is offered at zero cost for every school, and all students attend matinees for free.
Last season, a record 10,000 students participated in the School Matinee Program. This 2018-19 season we are well on our way to serving 12,000 students. Students come from throughout San Luis Obispo County, from as far north as San Miguel, as far east as Carissa Plains, from the 5-cities region, and many students are now coming from the Lompoc and Santa Maria regions in northern Santa Barbara County. Every year, half of the students that participate are from low socioeconomic backgrounds and many are English Language Learning (ESL) students. Admission and transportation costs are 100% subsidized for every student.
If you are a teacher and would like your class to participate in our School Matinee Program, please click here.
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If you would like more information on how you can support this program, please call Erika Neel at (805) 541-5401 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org