School Matinees

School Matinées provide students with the fun and excitement of professional, live theatre. The shows are performed throughout the morning – making B Street an ideal location and experience for school field trips!



February 19 – March 11, 2018
Originally produced in Mumbai, India by the National Theatre Centre for the Performing Arts, B Street Theatre is thrilled to mount GANDHI THE MUSICAL as the first production in their new venue on Capitol Avenue. This Broadway-style musical follows the life, struggles and accomplishments of India’s Father, Mahatma Gandhi. Chronicling his beginnings in South Africa and his fight for India’s independence, GANDHI: THE MUSICAL is a theatrical sensation you don’t want to miss.
Recommended for ages 10+


April 9 – April 29, 2018
C.S. Lewis’ timeless story of four siblings in the magical world of Narnia. In this highly theatrical telling, two actors play all the parts and reenact the war for Narnia and the battle of good, the noble lion Aslan and evil, the conniving White Witch. Join them as they go through the wardrobe into a fantastical land.
Recommended for ages 5+

Book a Performance

To book performances of the School Matinees, and to check dates and availability please fill out the School Performance and Education Registration Form. If you have urgent questions or concerns please call (916) 442-5635 or email

Many performances sell-out very far in advance so please be sure to register as early as possible.

A STUDY GUIDE FOR EACH SHOW IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD AS OF THE FIRST WEEK OF EACH SHOW. The Study Guide incorporates pre-show and post-show interactive classroom activities which support CA Curriculum Standards and Common Core Learning.

Ticket Prices:
  • $12 per ticket for both children & adults
  • complimentary for teachers
  • Shows are Monday – Friday
  • Times can be altered to accommodate large groups. (same day)
  • All shows recommended for Grades K-8 unless otherwise stated.


How many students can be accommodated in the theatre at one time?

B Street Student Matinees are held on our B2 stage and can hold over 300 students, teachers and chaperones at one time. The seating is comprised of cushioned benches with backs that work well for school groups.

What about parking?

Busses can drop off student in the alley behind the theater.

Is there any place nearby to have lunch?

Students can eat lunch in the courtyard next to the theatre. There are also restaurants close by. We are on block away from Sutter’s Fort.

Is there an age limit?

Because of the theatre’s intimate size and layout children under 4 are not allowed to attend.

Do you have performances with American Sign Language interpreters?

We arrange specific shows during the run to have interpreters available. Please be sure to contact Valerie Marston at 916-443-5391 x114 or for a list of these dates as we have them available.