Backstage Pass & Student Matinees

The Backstage Pass / Student Matinee program at UNK is designed to offer Nebraska high school students and their instructors an opportunity to combine the experience of live theatre with the benefits of theatre education.  Through this experience, we hope to inspire a greater appreciation for the Theatre Arts.

Every Backstage Pass and Student Matinee event consists of a performance of the current UNK Theatre production, immediately followed by a brief Q&A session with the cast, crew, director, and designers.  The Q&A session is an informal opportunity for students (and instructors) to ask any questions that come to mind regarding the production they have just seen, the UNK Theatre program, or Theatre in general.

Admission to each Backstage Pass event is FREE to all students and instructors/chaperones.  The Backstage Pass event includes an evening Dress Rehearsal/Preview Performance of the production prior to its opening.  Admission to each Student Matinee performances is typically $5.00 per student and free for chaperones. 

Detailed information about each individual event will be mailed or e-mailed to Nebraska high schools (drama instructors) prior to each event.  RSVP's are requested for school groups as well as individual students attending on their own.

2019-2020 Backstage Pass/Student Matinee Events:

Performance Title

Show times and information

She Kills Monsters  

No Backstage Pass Event
High School Matinee:  Oct. 10 - 10:00am


I Love You Because  

No Backstage Pass Event
No Student Matinee Event



No Backstage Pass Event
No Student Matinee Event


Silent Sky  

No Backstage Pass Event
High School Matinee:  Apr. 23 - 10:00am

For further information about the Backstage Pass/Student Matinee program, or to be included on the mailing list, please contact Susan Deiger.