Theatre Under the Stars


At Theatre Under The Stars, the Musicals for Young Audiences program is just one of the many ways we have to introduce the magic of theatre to new audiences each season.

All student matinees are $9.75 per ticket.

For the 2021/2022 Season, TUTS will be offering a student matinee of South Pacific. More information will be available soon. To be the first in line, click below and register for Student Matinee emails.

For general information about Theatre Under The Stars 2021/2022 Season, click here.

Are Student Matinees available to the public?

TUTS student matinees are not available to the public. These matinees are for public, private and home schools only.

How do I know if the content is suitable for my students?

Click where it says “Click here for our 2019/20 season content guide” which is located above the FAQ section on this page. You are highly encouraged you to read through this information in order to make an informed decision before making your reservation.

How much do student matinee tickets cost?

TUTS offers student matinee tickets at a significantly discounted rate of $9.75 per ticket. For every 10 tickets purchased, the next ticket is free.

How do I reserve and pay for seats?

Click where it says REGISTER TODAY located just above the FAQ section. This link will take you to the student matinee reservation form. Simply fill the form out and hit submit. Once you hit submit, you will receive an email indicating that it has been received. Invoices will only be sent to educators purchasing 9 or more seats. Once a reservation is paid in full an automatic receipt will be emailed. The payment deadlines are hard deadlines. All reservations not paid in full by the indicated deadline will be released. There are three ways to pay for your seats. You may pay over the phone with a credit card, put your credit card information on the secure reservation form, or you may mail a check to TUTS. If you are mailing a check, please include the TUTS invoice number on the memo line if applicable. Those paying by check may mail them to: Theatre Under The Stars, c/o Courtney Wilson Group Sales, 800 Bagby St., Suite 200, Houston, TX. 77002.

What is the chaperone policy?

The policy is one chaperone (parent, teacher, or admin) per every ten students.

If we are unable to use all of our tickets or cannot attend the performance at all, will we be issued a refund?

Your seats, once paid in full, are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Is this performance ticketed?

Student matinees are not ticketed. When you and your group arrive the day-of you will be checked in via a list.

What if I want to sit in a specific area in the theatre?

Each group is sat based on the size and particular needs of the group. You will learn your seat locations as you enter the building. No special accommodations will be made the day-of.

What if a member of my group requires an accessible accommodation?

Accessible seating is available on every level of the theater. For specific questions or requests please contact Courtney Wilson at or (713)558-8826. One week prior to attending your specific performance you will receive an email asking if there are any special needs requests. It is very important that you respond with your needs to this email. This information is what is used to provide to the Operations Team at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts to ensure all needs are met for each performance.

What time should we arrive at the theater?

This season all student matinees start at 10:00 AM. Schools may start arriving at 8:45 AM.

What do I need to know about The Hobby Center’s security and bag check?

There will be at least 2 police officers and 1 EMT at every student matinee. The Hobby Center has implemented bag check at each entrance.From The Hobby Center: All bags entering the venue are subject to inspection. Wand and walk-through metal detectors will also be in use. Prohibited Items: No weapon or items construed as weapons (including pocket knives and mace), over-sized bags, luggage and backpacks may not be permitted. No outside food or beverages allowed.

Do you allow cameras inside?

Yes, we allow cameras inside, but you may only take pictures before and after the performance. No photos or videotaping are allowed during the performance. Any photos or videos taken will be subject to deletion by Hobby Center or TUTS staff.

What if I need to bring medication with me to the performance?

You will be allowed to bring medication inside with you, however please use the ADA entrance for the security check. The ADA entrance is the first door closest to the breezeway. If you are unsure, please ask a volunteer when you arrive and they will gladly show you to the ADA door.

Do you allow food and beverage in the theatre?

No food or beverages are allowed in either the theatre or the lobby. If your group is planning a picnic after the performance, your bus will have to circle back to drop lunches off.

How are restroom breaks handled?

Your group should stay together to get seated first and then at your discretion, before the performance starts, you may send students to the restroom. Restrooms will also be open during intermission and please note this will be your last chance as the restrooms will be closed after the performance.

For more assistance, call Group Sales at 713.558.8888 or email