School Matinée Terms & Conditions

Each year, thousands of students experience live theatre by attending Theatre and Dance at Wayne productions. We invite schools to join us for these weekday matinées, where they enjoy the same professional-quality productions that bring our public audiences delight. School matinées are intended as an affordable educational opportunity for school groups. Unfortunately, we don’t permit children ages 5 and younger to attend school performances.

Minimums

We require a minimum of 10 tickets to reserve a school performance. Groups with 9 or fewer students may contact Devon Redmond, Group Sales & Outreach Manager, to discuss options. All guests in attendance with your school group must be included in your reservation.

Agreement

Once you’ve submitted your reservation request, your reservation will be processed, pending availability, and we’ll send you an agreement. Please return your completed agreement, signed by the group leader and either your school’s principal or financial officer, to the Group Sales Manager within two weeks of the contract date along with your deposit (see below for details and deposit dates).

Deposit

We require a non-refundable deposit of 25% of your estimated total to hold your reservation. For reservations placed prior to September 4, 2018, deposits are due by Sept. 30, 2018. For reservations made after September 4, 2018, deposits are due two weeks after the reservation has been made.

Cancellation Deadline

You may cancel your reservation in full 10 weeks prior to your scheduled performance. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to groupsales@wayne.edu. We’re happy to work with you to reschedule your group to another performance if space is available.

You may adjust your ticket count by 10% up until ten weeks prior to your scheduled performance. Cancellations and/or adjustments to your numbers must be submitted in writing to Group Sales Manager. No cancellations may be made after the deadline. After the cancellation deadline passes, you’re responsible for payment for all seats in your reservation. Theatre and Dance at Wayne does not issue refunds if your school fails to attend your scheduled performance for any reason.

If Theatre and Dance at Wayne cancels a school performance, the Group Sales Manager will make every effort to inform the group leader at the email address and phone number provided in your original reservation request.

Final Numbers & Full Payment Due

A final count for your reservation and payment in full is due at least ten weeks prior to your scheduled performance. Your final count must be submitted in writing to groupsales@wayne.edu.

Payment is due immediately upon reservation if made within ten weeks of your scheduled performance. Theatre and Dance at Wayne reserves the right to terminate any reservations not paid in full by the deadline. If circumstances prevent you from paying on time, please contact the Group Sales & Outreach Manager before the balance due date. We’ll try to accommodate additions to your group after the final numbers deadline, pending availability and additional payment. Groups that violate the terms listed may be required to make payment immediately upon reservation or lose school attendance eligibility.

Accepted forms of payment: Check (made payable to Wayne State University ) OR  MasterCard or Visa

Show Guides

We happily create show guides for each production, and you can download them from our website.

Accessibility

The Studio Theatre at the Hilberry is only accessible by stairs.

Parking

Schools arriving by bus may drop off students at the front entrance of their assigned venue. For school groups arriving by van or car, there are paid parking facilities within walking distance from each of our venues. Parking rates and availability vary.

Food and Drink

Food and drink are not allowed in the theatres.

Questions?

Contact Devon Redmond, Group Sales Manager, at 313-577-0852 or via email at groupsales@wayne.edu.