Essential Theatre


Welcome to the Essential Theatre's morning matinee offerings.  The Morning Matinee Series creates cultural excursion opportunities by offering students and senior citizens morning performances of our productions.  Our intent is to introduce young people to live theatre and to augment the K-12 curriculum by sharing culture and ideas through the arts.  We simply want our seniors to enjoy our productions at discounted rates.


Group Reservation Policies  

Most Commonly Asked Questions


All shows are performed in the Charles Winter Wood Theatre/ Edmonds stage located in Tucker Hall on the campus of Florida A&M University.

Cost of Program
$5 per student, $7 per adult   (For every twenty-five students two chaperones are admitted at no charge.) 

House Opening & Pre-Show Presentation
The house opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.  While students are waiting for the performance to begin a pre-show projected presentation engages student learning through subject content of the play, fun facts, vocabulary, quiz questions and illustrations.

Seating Arrangements
While your RSVP will gaurantee a specific number of seats, house management will seat you on a first come - first served basis.  Please plan to arrive early. 

Payment Arrangements
We ask that you send a 50% non-refundable deposit with your reservation form.  To pay the balance you may elect to bring cash, check or money order to the box office window at the time of your arrival.  For your convience we do accept purchase orders that may be faxed,or sent by email or snail mail with your reservation form.

For More Information

Call 850.561.2425 or send an email to

Contact Info

515 Orr Drive
Tucker Hall
Tallahassee , FL 32307

P: 850.561.2425