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School Matinees

Mondavi Center’s School Matinee Series offers an extraordinary opportunity for students to experience the magic of live performance first hand. We have designed these matinee performances to complement and enhance K–12 curriculum, giving students entertaining, as well as informative, access to world class multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary artists. To help teachers prepare for a visit to the beautiful Mondavi Center at UC Davis, CueSheets are offered free to all participants.

For more information on the individual events, please download our School Matinee Brochure

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2016-17 School Matinees on Sale May 17

The Passing Zone
The Passing Zone Saves the World

Monday, October 17, 2016
11 AM ● JH
Recommended for grades K-6

Cashore Marionettes
Simple Gifts

Monday - Friday, October 24 - 28, 2016
11 AM & 1 PM ● VST
Limited Availability
Recommended for grades K-7
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk offered

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Goodnight Moon and
The Runaway Bunny

Monday, November 7, 2016
11 AM ● JH
Limited Availability
Recommended for grades K‐4

Lightwire
Dino‐Light

Monday, February 27, 2017
SOLD OUT
Recommended for grades K‐6

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Thursday, March 2, 2017
11 AM ● JH
SOLD OUT
Recommended for grades 5‐12

Shane Koyczan
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
11 AM ● VST
Limited Availability
Recommended for grades 7‐12

Diavolo
L.O.S.T.: Passengers

Monday, March 27, 2017
11 AM ● JH
Recommended for grades 4‐12
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk offered

Sound Maze by Paul Dresher
Tuesday - Friday, April 4 - 7, 2017
11 AM & 1 PM ● VST
Limited Availability 
Recommended for grades 4‐12
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk offered

Alexander String Quartet
Monday, April 24, 2017
11 AM ● VST
SOLD OUT
Recommended for grades 5‐12

National Geographic Live
featuring Jodi Cobb

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
11 AM ● JH
Recommended for grades 5‐12

Pre-Matinee Classroom Talks

This is a program managed by Friends of Mondavi Center, our donor based volunteer support organization. Friends schedule school visits to classrooms attending specially selected school matinees to support the instructor’s preparation for students that are attending the performance. Docent Guides for each matinee are researched and written by Friends and distributed to the docents. A Classroom Talk lasts approximately ½ hr. Every effort is made to satisfy the requests of schools regardless of distance (usually within 1 1/2hrs. of UC Davis).

2016-17 Pre-Matinee Classroom Talks:

Cashore Marionettes
Simple Gifts

Monday - Friday, October 24 - 28, 2016
11 AM & 1 PM ● VST
Recommended for grades K-7
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk offered

Diavolo
L.O.S.T.: Passengers

Monday, March 27, 2017
11 AM ● JH
Recommended for grades 4‐12
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk offered

Sound Maze by Paul Dresher
Tuesday - Friday, April 4 - 7, 2017
11 AM & 1 PM ● VST
Recommended for ages 4‐12
Pre-Matinee Classroom Talk offered

To Order

2016-17 School Matinees on Sale May 17

Download the school matinee ticket order form and mail to the address below:

Download Form

Mondavi Center Ticket Office
Attn: Group Sales
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8543

Parking: $9/vehicle
Processing Fee: $8 with each order

Contact Us

For information on ticketing:

Susie Evon
Event Supervisor and Group Sales
MCGroupSales@ucdavis.edu
530.754.4658

For information on SMAT programs:

Jennifer Mast 
Arts Education Coordinator
jmmast@ucdavis.edu
530.754.543
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