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GALA provides access to a high quality theater education experience in a bilingual environment where students and teachers can connect and learn more about the diversity of Latin-American and Hispanic arts and cultures.

Mainstage student matinees are appropriate for students in middle and high schools. GALita matinees are curated for students in elementary school. All programs are designed to be aligned with the Common Core ELA standards, promoting literacy, improving language skills, and increasing knowledge about history and literature.

The goals of our Student Matinee programs are:


  • Share the excitement of the theatre with students;

  • Introduce students to their theatrical cultural heritage;

  • Challenge the lack of knowledge that exists about Latino culture; and

  • Create a generation of future dramatists, theatre artists, administrators & theatre-goers.

In order to make the Student Matinee Programs more rewarding for students and teachers, GALA provides:

  • Bilingual study guides. This resource provides ways to integrate the theater experience into the classroom. These study guides may contain contextual information on the play and playwright, vocabulary lists, cross-word puzzles, geography and history questions, and related reading lists and classroom activities to enhance the student's cultural literacy and learning experience;

  • An electronic copy of the script in Spanish and English, sent at the teacher's request;

  • A post-performance discussion in which students and teachers engage in dialogue with the artists and production staff.

Tickets are $15 each for mainstage matinees and $10 each for GALita matinees.

For every 20 student tickets purchased, one free educator ticket will be provided. 

Advance reservations are required and should be made through GALA's education department.

All parent/chaperone tickets must be arranged through the teacher who makes the reservation for the group.

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If a reservation is for a group of 30 or more, an advance of 10% of the estimated reservation amount is required within ten (10) business days from the invoice date. 

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