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.


$16/student ticket 
1 free chaperone ticket for every 15 student seats purchased 
$28/ticket for each additional chaperone 

$18/student ticket (December A Christmas Carol only) 

Registration for the 2022-23 Season is now open. Click here to access the registration form.

For inquiries about the Project Discovery program, please email 

2022-23 School Year

Health & Safety Policy

The audience policies regarding COVID-19 apply to all Project Discovery student matinees.  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 

Upcoming Project Discovery Student Matinees

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: June 2 and 9 at 10:00 am.


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.


  • $100 an hour

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

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, email