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Matinee Reservation, Ticket, and Payment Policies

Important Information about Northrop Student Matinees Ticketing Policies.

New for the 2024-25 Season! In the interest of student safety and continuing to provide engaging matinee experiences for all students, Northrop is committing to the University of Minnesota Safety of Minors adult to youth ratio. Chaperones are now welcomed to Northrop at no cost! More information provided below.


For Carlson Family Stage (In-person) Events

  • Reservations will only be accepted for orders of more than 20 tickets.
  • By submitting the form you are not guaranteed a reservation.
  • Once you submit your reservation, Northrop will check for the availability of tickets to the event(s) you wish to reserve and send a confirmation.
  • Invoice reservations will be considered final four weeks prior to the matinee date. 
  • Schools that don’t respond to confirmation requests will be responsible for their original reservation numbers, and no reductions or cancellations will be possible after the deadline (or the event date) except in case of school closures.

For Livestream/On-demand (Online) Events

  • Access to watch the Livestream and On-Demand recordings of Student Matinee performances can be directly purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 612-624-2345.

Guidelines for Student Matinee Chaperones 

We are excited to welcome students and chaperones to Northrop! 

To ensure student safety while on campus and promote an engaging student matinee experience, chaperones for groups visiting Northrop for a student matinee performance are responsible for:

Managing student behavior:

  • Gum, food, and beverages remain outside of the theater.
  • Feet on the floor during the performance.
  • Please walk in the theater and all spaces within Northrop.
  • Cell phones OFF - photos and video during the performance are not permitted.
  • School appropriate language. The student matinee audience is made up of students as young as 8 years old and as old as 18 years old. Please monitor students for appropriate language in our public space.

Youth Supervision at all times.

  • This includes restroom areas, lobby spaces, and any transitional activities.
  • Students leaving the theater for any reason during the matinee must be accompanied by a chaperone. Northrop is a large, public building with multiple offices and departments at work. For the safety of students, please have a chaperone accompany any student who is not in the theater. 

Maintain University of Minnesota Safety of Minors adult to youth ratio*:

  • 1:8 for 3rd grade and younger
  • 1:10 for 4th-8th grades
  • 1:12 for 9th-12th grades

*Appropriate number of chaperones per school group must be confirmed with the Education Coordinator prior to arrival. Please email matinees@umn.edu with any questions regarding Chaperone policies and guidelines.

Chaperones should not hesitate to ask our friendly and experienced staff of ushers or Front of House Managers for any assistance or questions regarding these guidelines.

Thank you for supporting Northrop and we look forward to your visit!

For Carlson Family Stage (In-person) Events

  • Northrop will send the invoice four weeks prior to the event date.
  • If you do not receive an invoice within four weeks of the event date, please contact matinees@umn.edu.
  • Student Matinee tickets are non-refundable. In case of school closures due to weather, etc., tickets may be exchanged for a future Student Matinee.
  • If for any reason you need to make payment sooner, please contact the Box Office at 612-624-2345 at least three weeks prior to the matinee and they will expedite your order.

For Livestream/On-demand (Online) Events

  • Payment is due at the time of purchase for Student Matinee Livestream/On-Demand (Online) Events.

For Carlson Family Stage (In-person) Events

  • There are no physical tickets for Student Matinee performances. Your school group will be assigned seats by Northrop staff.
  • Student Matinee tickets are non-refundable. 
  • In case of school closures due to weather, etc., tickets may be exchanged for a future Student Matinee.

For Livestream/On-demand (Online) Events

  • An email will be sent to you on the day of the in-person/livestream event with instructions and an access code. If you purchase the on-demand event after the in-person/livestream date, the ‘event info’ link included on your confirmation email will provide access information. In addition, an email will be sent to you within one business day of your order.

Questions? Contact us at matinees@umn.edu