Project Discovery has given more than 1.4 million students the chance to experience live professional theater at a discounted rate through student matinees. Through Project Discovery, we offer study guides, in-school workshops, and residencies for students, as well as professional development and preview nights for teachers.

Please note: Tickets for Project Discovery performances of A Christmas Carol go on sale Sept. 6 at 7:00 am.

For inquiries about the Project Discovery program, please contact School Partnerships Manager Matt Tibbs at (401) 521-1100 x 220 or

For questions about your Project Discovery order, or to make adjustments, please contact Sales Manager Linda Barone at (401) 521-1100 x 225 or

Our Shows

By Kate Hamill | Based on the novel by Jane Austen | Directed by Birgitta Victorson
Project Discovery Performance Dates: Oct. 11 , 16, 30 & Nov. 1

The treasured and iconic “will they or won’t they” romance between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy is infused with fresh vitality and hilarity in this effervescent new comedic adaptation. Mrs. Bennett is determined to find suitable husbands for her daughters, but can’t quite get fiercely independent Elizabeth on board – at least not when it comes to the impossibly arrogant Mr. Darcy. At once both warmly familiar and surprisingly funny, the Bennett family’s shenanigans have never felt so modern.

We offer study guides full of information about each of our productions and the stories behind them. Check out our educational study guide for Pride and Prejudice.

By Charles Dickens with original music by Richard Cumming | Directed by Mark Valdez
Age Recommendation: 13+
Project Discovery Performance Dates: Nov- 13 , 14, 15, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29
Dec- 4, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18 (sold out), 19, 20

Celebrating 41 years at Trinity Rep, Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to the stage in a glorious re-telling of the classic story that has delighted and inspired millions.

We offer study guides full of information about each of our productions and the stories behind them. Check out our educational study guide for A Christmas Carol.

By Marcus Gardley | Directed by Kent Gash
Age Recommendation: 13+
Project Discovery Performance Date: Jan. 22 (sold out), 25 (sold out), 29  (sold out)

After Ulysses Lincoln is lost at sea and presumed dead, the Gulf War veteran struggles to find his way back home to his wife and son while unknowingly being controlled by a host of gods – both scheming and benevolent. Along the way, he must confront his ancestral past so that he can embrace his unsettled present. His journey is an epic, breathtaking, and gloriously theatrical reimagining of Homer’s classic that brilliantly combines Greek mythology and African-American history of the last fifty years.

Limited Availability Remains

By Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Based on Homer’s The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles | Directed by and starring Brian McEleney
Age Recommendation: 13+
Project Discovery Performance Date: Feb. 

The journey with the great poet Homer continues with this special theatrical event. A captivating lone storyteller recounts the familiar tales of gods and goddesses, wars and battles, and humanity’s unshakeable attraction to violence, destruction, and chaos over the millennia. This limited-run special engagement is sure to sell out and until October 1 will be exclusively available to season subscribers.

 Limited Availability Remains

By William Shakespeare | Directed by Curt Columbus
Age Recommendation: 13+
Project Discovery Performance Date: Feb. 12, 14, 15, 26, 28, and March 1

This Shakespearean thriller bursts at breakneck speed with more suspense, murder, and madness than any blockbuster film. Tempted by the eerie visions of three mysterious witches and pushed by his ruthless wife, Macbeth is determined to grab what he wants – the throne of Scotland. Unchecked greed and ambition fuel his bloody rise to power, but his ego ultimately brings about his brutal end, while Lady Macbeth’s guilt and paranoia lead to one of theater’s most riveting descents into madness.

 Limited Availability Remains

Books and Lyrics by Howard Ashman| Music by Alan Menken | Directed by Tyler Dobrowsky
Age Recommendation: 13+
Project Discovery Performance Date: April 30 

A perennially-popular, award-winning musical, Little Shop of Horrors blends doo-wop, rock and Motown into a charming and totally-twisted must-see Trinity Rep event. A strange and unusual plant seems like just the thing to save a beleaguered Skid Row flower shop and its hapless employees, Seymour and Audrey. But when that plant turns out to feed only on blood and is inclined toward world-domination, well…things get a little messy.  This deviously-delicious musical will be fun for the whole family.

By Jose Rivera | Directed by Brian Mertes
Age Recommendation: 13+
Project Discovery Performance Dates: June 4

Marisol goes to bed in her New York City apartment but awakens after a visit from her guardian angel to a surreal and crumbling new reality. The Bronx has become a battlefield as leather-clad angels take up arms against an old and dying God in a war to save the universe. The moon has disappeared, food has turned to salt, and chaos follows Marisol at every turn as she attempts to find hope among the ruins in this primal, poetic, fantastical, and often humorous contemporary classic.

Performance Pricing

  • $16 per student ticket ($18 per student ticket to A Christmas Carol December performances)
  • 1 free adult ticket per 15 students
  • Each additional adult ticket will be $28
  • $13 for bench seating (available for A Christmas Carol, Macbeth, and Little Shop of Horrors only)

Workshop Pricing

Workshops or residencies are available for all Project Discovery student matinees. We design these in-class experiences to focus on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: the themes of the play, how an actor prepares a scene, design choices of the production, etc.

  • $60 for 45 minutes
  • $80 for 1 hour
  • $100 for 90 minutes
  • $120 for 2 hours

Prices may vary if a company actor visits the classroom. Mileage fees apply for locations outside of Providence.


  • Complete the Student Matinee (PD) booking form below
  • All forms will be processed in the order that they are received and you will get an automatic response confirming the time that we received your order.
  • Your school’s ticket request will be processed by the theater’s box office within 7-10 business days.
  • You will receive a hard copy of your order and important details in the mail for you to keep and review.

Need help finding a ride? RISCA can help you and your students get to the theater for free through the Big Yellow Bus Grant Program.

For questions about Project Discovery performances or workshops, contact Matthew Tibbs, school partnerships manager, at or (401) 521-1100 x 220.