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.

Each season, we select an educational centerpiece show which is curriculum-tied as our Project Discovery Plus play. When a group purchases tickets to a Project Discovery performance, they receive a comprehensive written study guide PLUS up to three, free in-school workshops with their students. These workshops are led by our education and artistic staff as well as our actors and sometimes the creative team and can focus on themes, the production itself, Shakespearean language, acting and more. We also provide a video study guide to be shown in the classroom.

Registration for the 2021-22 season is now open! Click here to register your class.

For inquiries about the Project Discovery program, please contact Matt Tibbs at (401) 453-9220 or

2021-22 School Year

Health & Safety Policy

The audience policies regarding vaccination/negative testing and masking applies to all Project Discovery student matinees. Schools must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for every student and chaperone attending the student matinee and masks must be worn while inside Trinity Rep. If your school has already purchased tickets to an in-person performance and is unable to comply with this policy, contact to arrange for cancellation. If you have any questions, contact or 

In-Person Project Discovery Student Matinees

A limited number of in-person student performances will be offered during the 2021-22 Season. To buy tickets, email 

Gem of the Ocean: March 11 and March 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

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Sueño: April 28, 2022 at 10:00 am

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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 by clicking here.
  • During booking, you will be asked to agree to the following Terms & Conditions.
  • 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 ticket office shortly after.
  • You will receive a digital copy of your order and important details in your e-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 at or (401) 453-9220.