School Day Matinees

The School Day program entertains, educates and inspires students from throughout Central Pennsylvania, and has since 1983. The experience of sitting in a national historic landmark, the nation’s oldest continuously operating theatre, and enjoying a live stage production performed by Equity actors is one that no child soon forgets and is of crucial importance in building the social, cultural and aesthetic development of the individual.

Approved by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.  Learn more about the Fulton’s EITC Partnership Program and apply today.

Tickets are not on sale to the general public or to parties less than 10. If seats are available, individual may purchase tickets at the box office on the morning of the show.


2014-15 School Day Matinee Season

The Nutcracker

Grades prek-5
Fridays, December 5, 12, & 19 at 10AM


Grades prek-5
Friday, March 27 at 10AM

Little Women

Grades 3-8
Friday, May 8 at 10AM

And Then There Were None

Grades 6-12
Friday, February 6 at 10AM

Just added:  Thursday, February 13 at 10AM

Schools participating in the HS Theatre Festival are encouraged to invite students not involved in their production to attend the School Day Matinee and even Afternoon of workshops.

Ticket Prices and Policies

Tickets Prices

For every 10 students tickets, groups receive 1 complimentary adult ticket.

One-Hour Performances

Adults $15
Students (aged 3-18) $7

Special Mainstage Performances

Adults $15
Students (aged 3-18) $10

    1. REQUEST FORM:  After submitting a Group Sales Request Form, you will IMMEDIATELY receive an email confirming that the Fulton received your request. If you did not receive this email, your online request should be reviewed for missing information.  This email should be retained as a
    2. DEPOSIT:  Within five days, and to hold your reservation, submit the copy of the signed purchase order for your reservation or pay a 25% deposit.  Reservations will be canceled, if a deposit is not received.
    3. INVOICE:  A Reservation Invoice will be mailed within two weeks of receiving the deposit.  Sign and return to confirm the reservation by the due date listed on your invoice.
    4. PAYMENT:  Final Payment is due as noted on your Reservation Invoice.  Submit the invoice to your Business Office/Manager to process payment. Payment in full is due by the date printed on your invoice (normally 4 weeks prior to the scheduled performance date).   Fulton Theatre accepts credit cards, checks, and cash as forms of payment.
    5. FINAL NUMBERS:  Groups may decrease their ticket numbers or cancel their reservation before payment is due; however, once full payment is received, all sales are final. After that time, you may still increase your numbers, subject to availability.
    6. SEATING:  Tickets are not given to student groups.  Seating will be determined by Theatre Management and communicated to the group leader during check-in at the theatre on the day of the performance.
    7. BUS PARKING:  Download a bus parking map here!


  • INCLEMENT WEATHER:  Tune into WGAL for performance cancellations. Refunds will only be issued in the event of a performance cancellation.

Benefits and Resources

Study Guides:

Free study guides to help educators prepare students for the performance will be available one-month prior to the performance.

Post-Show Q&A:

Immediately following the performance, actors respond to audience questions for 10-minutes.

Pre- or Post-Show Workshops:

For an additional fee, a Fulton Theatre teaching artist will visit your classroom and lead your students in further exploration of production themes and concepts. Email the Director of Education and Outreach.