ECA Education Matinees
ECA invites educators to inspire students’ creativity and enhance their teaching tools by attending an Education Matinee at Edmonds Center for the Arts! We bring to the stage a diverse selection of theatre, music and science performances for students from Pre-K through 12th grade, and provide curricular materials to connect what your students see on the stage to Washington State EALRs and Common Core State Standards. Tickets to Education Matinees are $8 per student. ECA offers one complimentary teacher/chaperone ticket for every 10 student tickets sold. (Additional adult tickets are $8 each.)
Over 2,000 students attended an Education Matinee last season through the Arts for Everyone program. Arts for Everyone offers $2 tickets to performances in ECA’s Education Matinee series to schools with an overall rate of 30% or higher of students on Free and Reduced-Price Meal programs. With the objective to increase accessibility to the performing arts for young people, ECA has committed to provide a minimum of 30% of seats at each Education Matinee at this reduced rate. For more information, please see our Arts for Everyone page, or contact Gillian Jones, Director of Programming, at email@example.com or 425.275.9483.
MOMIX, Opus Cactus
Thursday, October 20 | 10:00 am
Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. MOMIX transports audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world, using a trademark combination of dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent. In Opus Cactus, MOMIX brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with dynamic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers. ECA Teacher Ties: MOMIX’s Opus Cactus
Doktor Kaboom! Look Out: Science is Coming!
Tuesday, November 1 | 10:00 am & 12:30 pm
Best for 2nd-6th grades
ECA favorite Doktor Kaboom! takes the audience on an educational tour of the modern scientific method. Demonstrating spectacular applications of physical sciences, the show will cover topics including pressure and force, simple machines, velocity, the scientific method, mass and air pressure.
Collision of Rhythm
Wednesday, November 9 | 10:00 am
Collision of Rhythm happens when you combine an elite tap dancing percussion/marimba virtuoso with a master vocal percussionist juggler! Bronkar and Aaron are multiple world-record holders who have achieved notoriety with their featured performances on the television programs The Tonight Show and America's Got Talent.
The Magic of Kevin Spencer: A Sensory-friendly Illusion Show
Friday, November 18 | 10:00 am & 12:30 pm
Best for 1st grade and up
This performance will take place at the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College.
Renowned illusionist Kevin Spencer returns to ECA with a new magic and illusion performance designed to be welcoming to children with autism or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. ASL Interpretation will be provided.
The Peking Acrobats
Wednesday, January 25 | 10:00 am & 12:30 pm
Since their debut in 1986, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. Accompanied by live musicians skillfully playing traditional Chinese instruments and high-tech special effects, the Acrobats will wow audiences with awe-inspiring feats, explosive energy and gravity-defying precision.
Wednesday, February 1 | 10:00 am & 12:30 pm
Best for 2nd-8th grades
A wooden fence is all that separates Calvin's ranch and Speck's reservation, but in many ways they are worlds apart. An unlikely friendship is struck when Calvin attempts to “break” the only horse no one else can tame. In this new play by Red Sky Performance , themes of cultural history, environmental care, responsibility and empowerment are expressed through the sharing of Aboriginal values such as respect for the natural world.
Peter Rabbit Tales
Tuesday, February 28 | 10:00 am & 12:30 pm
Best for PreK-4th grades
“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter…” Enchantment Theatre Company, who visited ECA in 2015 with their production of The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon, returns to Edmonds this season with the authorized theatrical version of Peter Rabbit Tales.