Student Matinee Information

Come celebrate with Borderlands’ as we move into our 28th Season!

Over Borderlands’ provocative history of diverse and exciting programming, thousands of students have been introduced, or reacquainted with the world of theater.  Whether you have participated with our Education Outreach Programs in the past or will be joining us for the first time, we will present great opportunities for you and your students to enjoy the live theater experience.  We serve youth and the general public with special student matinee performances, study guide materials (when available), post-performance audience talkbacks, workshop opportunities, classroom visits (subject to availability), and student internships.  Please call for additional information: Borderlands Theater, Education Outreach Programs Manager:
Alida Wilson-Gunn (520) 882-8607 or


TICKETS:  $6.00 per student.  Teachers and/or chaperones receive one free admission per every 10 paid student admissions.  Additional adult tickets, $7.00 each.  We accept Visa/MasterCard, Personal Checks and Purchase Orders ($25 processing fee charged for late payments, date changes or cancellations)
ADMISSION:  Seating is limited.  Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.  To reserve tickets: fill out the attached order form and return to: Borderlands Theater, Education Outreach Programs, P.O. Box 2791, Tucson, AZ 85702; or reserve by phone: Borderlands’ Office: 520-882-8607. 


Student Matinees start at 10am.   Please plan to arrive at 9:30am to insure timely seating.  Teachers and/or school site coordinators are responsible for transportation.  Production times vary, please call for up to date information and transportation questions.  Enjoy the Show! Thank you for your commitment to the arts.  Performance Venues:  Zuzi’s Theater: 738 N. 5th Avenue  •  Leo Rich Theatre (TCC), 260 S. Church Ave. 


CCYP will stir forgotten stories from our border youth through theatrical story-telling, movement, writing and theater games; into an original touring script.  These onsite workshops encourage safe self-expression and empower youth through learning about important theatrical, life skills.  These life skills reach far beyond the stage and classroom, and help to move youth (with confidence) into more influential positions within our communities, into higher education, and the workforce.  Workshops and Touring performances subject to availability.  For more information: Alida Wilson-Gunn, Borderlands’ Office: 520-882-8607 or


Please share this information with your students:  Borderlands Theater is looking for a few great interns!    We are on the look-out for students who want to learn more about theater arts.  Whether you are thinking about a career in the arts or just want to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes, an internship might be just what you’re searching for.  We have plenty of opportunities to work with skilled professionals in a safe and fun environment.  Get valuable on the job experience in directing, acting, stage management, dramaturgy, costume, light and sound design.  Or, learn about the administrative side of theater by helping in our office!  Join our team and expose yourself and your family to the live theater experience.  Interns receive a Free Season/Flex Pass, good for one free ticket to every show in our exciting new Season!


We want teachers and students to have a fun, quality experience, and that these performances be a jumping off point for further, respectful discussion in the classroom.  To insure the best possible experience, we request that you review the following theatre etiquette with students prior to your visit.

Most performances will have a 10 minute intermission: use this break time for refreshment and to utilize the facilities.  Individuals are not permitted to enter or exit the theater during the performance once the show has begin, except during this time.  Please follow instructions of ushers. 
• Remember: this is a live theater experience, laugh, cry and enjoy yourselves, but talking and other loud noises will disturb other patrons and performers.  Please do not whistle or call out comments to the actors
• No food or drink, including gum, is permitted inside the theatre
•Turn Off (not vibrate) all electrical devices – cell phones, ipods, etc. (text messaging, games and photography are not permitted).  If students or administrators wish to document the production in any fashion, permission must be granted from Borderlands Theater and contracted performers prior to the event.  Borderlands’ is contractually obligated to protect all images, likenesses and texts used in original productions.  Upon noncompliance, Borderlands Theater reserves the right to confiscate all electronic devices and have them sent to the appropriate principals with postage charged to the offender.


Borderlands donors Big and Small (Join our Border Team!), and the Arizona Commission on the Arts; Tucson Pima Arts Council; National Endowment for the Arts; National Association of Latino Arts and Culture

Schedule & order form

Download Student Information & Order form here.