POLICY FOR SCHOOL MATINEES
GROUP GUIDELINES: Approved groups are public schools, official licensed pre schools, charter and private schools, educational organizations and official home school networks (Alpine Online, WHEN, etc). Families and neighborhood groups should attend the evening public showings. Home school families should join with an official home school network or plan to attend the evening shows. Groups of individuals and families (even if over 20 people) are not eligible to attend the morning matinees.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! We will begin taking reservations for our Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 shows on Monday, September 9, 2019 @ 10:00am. Reservation requests will be done through an online form and will be taken in the order they are received. This keeps it 100% fair for everyone! We will not do phone or email reservations. Filling out the form does not guarantee a reservation – we will contact you within 48 hours to confirm via the phone or email you provide. Be sure to fill out every required field or your form will not submit. If you submitted it correctly, you will receive a confirmation page giving additional instructions.
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ON THE ONLINE FORM: 1) You will be asked to provide your first, second and third choice of dates. Shows run Monday-Friday @ 10am on the dates listed. 2) You will also need to put a very good estimate of the number of people attending – this should include children as well as any teachers, parents and adults. Whatever number of people you make reservations for, you can bring 10 less than you booked and we will not charge you. However, you will be responsible for full payment for the remaining number, regardless if actual attendance is less. You can decrease your reservation number if you call AT LEAST three weeks in advance of your show date. 3) You will also be asked if you are interested in our treat combo, which offers a small cup of popcorn, candy and fruit juice box drink for $1.00. The treat combos must be ordered in advance.
PAYMENT: Payment is made on the morning you come, and we accept cash, check and all major credit cards. One person MUST be in charge of payment, no individual payments, please. Many people find it helpful to use PayPal or Venmo to collect payments. Please have your count and money ready and organized before you check in. Price is $2.00/person, including children age 3 and older, teachers, parents and any other adults. Children 2 and under are free only if they sit on a lap.
SEATING: Your group must be all together before you will be seated, so please encourage everyone to be on time and organize the bulk of your group before you enter the building. We will have staff to seat you in the theatre, and do seat at our discretion. Because of fire code and the large amount of people, no strollers and car seats can be accomodated in the theatre or lobby – please leave them in your car. If you have a large amount of adults in your group, you may be seated on the sides or farther back so the majority of our little patrons can see!
SCERA ARTS EDUCATION EXPERIENCES
Theatre for Young Audiences Add-on: SCERA Arts Education Experiences are offered to small, medium or large groups. School groups can add-on these experiences to complement your Theatre for Young Audiences reservation, and extend your field trip at SCERA. These opportunities will give students a 30-minute sample of individual arts disciplines including theatre, dance, art and behind the scenes or you can experience all of the disciplines for a more comprehensive 90-minute arts experience. You can bring sack lunches and we can provide a room for you to eat.
Custom Experiences: We also offer these experiences year-round outside of the TYA performances. In addition to the classes listed below, we could also include learning about our movie operations, as well as tour the Orem Heritage Museum. Please contact Shawn Mortensen at firstname.lastname@example.org to create your SCERA Experience on a custom date and time that works for you!
COMPREHENSIVE ARTS EXPERIENCE
Dates: Monday-Friday during the run of TYA performances
Time: After the show from approx. 11:15am-12:45pm
Age: 5-18 (min 10 students / max 100 students)
Cost: $4.00 per student
The SCERA Experience will give your students a sample of all the fun art education programs we offer. With take-home art projects, a high-energy dance class, behind-the-scenes tour, and theatre class, this experience is sure to elevate your visit. Your 90-minute experience will be broken into several rotations as follows:
25 minute Theatre Class – Explore the fundamentals of theatre basics with fun games.
25 minute Dance Class – Learn fun, high-energy, and exciting choreography that everyone can do and enjoy.
20 minute Art Project – Do a fun take-home art project that will explore the basics of art composition.
15 minute Behind-The-Scenes – Visit our Costume, Props Scene Shop and backstage area to see how and where we make the magic! Ask questions, talk to actors and staff, and see how the technical elements of our shows work.
INDIVIDUAL ARTS EXPERIENCE – PLEASE CHOOSE ONE
Dates: Monday-Friday during the run of TYA performances
Time: Before the TYA show at 9:15am or after the show at 11:15am
Age: 5-18 (min 5 students / max 60 students for each experience)
Cost: $2.00 per student
30 minute Theatre Class – Explore the fundamentals of theatre basics with fun games.
30 minute Dance Class – Learn fun, high-energy, and exciting choreography that everyone can do and enjoy.
30 minute Art Project – Do a fun take-home art project that will explore the basics of art composition.
30 minute Behind-The-Scenes – Visit our Costume, Props Scene Shop and stage area to see how and where we make the magic! Ask questions, talk to actors and staff, and see how the technical elements of our shows work.