In-House Student Matinees

In-house Student Matinees at Gamut Classic Theatre are a great field trip option, and our NEW theatre can seat up to 220 students. Gamut Theatre is located in the center of Downtown Harrisburg across the street from the Capitol Complex. The Food Court at Strawberry Square is also located across the street for a convenient lunch option for students. Bus drop-off is available in front of the theatre. Parking is available at nearby garages and on the street.

Reservations and a 90% deposit are required. 
Groups of 50 or more are preferred but, accommodations can sometimes be made. 

HAMLET — October 22, 2019 - July 2020
By reservation only. Please inquire for availability. 

“What a piece of work is a man?”

Hamlet is one of the most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language. Gamut Theatre’s interpretation deals with the most compelling of the plays themes: Philosophy, revenge, morality, psychosis, and suicide through the eye of the adolescent. A modern version of this age old play is sure to intrigue and challenge any age, leaving them with the question “To be, or not to be?

 Recommended for ages 12 and up, the production is extremely accessible, employing Gamut’s unique educational engagement style of combining Shakespeare’s original text with modern narrations to bridge the most famous scenes from the play together into an easy-to-understand story. This dynamic show is performed by six highly–talented actors, runs 90 minutes, and each performance is followed by a talk-back discussion with the audience.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – November 15, 2019–December 8, 2019
By reservation only. Please inquire for availability. 

“When Adam’s flesh and Adam’s bone, Sits at Cair Paravel in throne, The evil time will be over and done.”

Follow the adventures of four children: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. There, they learn the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, and his struggle with the White Witch, who is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan.  An epic battle between good and evil begins as the children choose sides and discover courage and forgiveness. Will they fulfill a long-ago prophecy? Or forge a new beginning?

Based on the classic children’s fantasy by C.S. Lewis, this story of love, faith, and giving is a true celebration of life!

All student matinees are at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise arranged. General Admission, evening performances of these productions are also available. Dates and times are listed on our Season Calendar. For more information, and to schedule a student matinee, please contact our Box Office at 717-238-4111 or


Performances available by request Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. for groups of 20 or more.
Performances must be scheduled in advance.
For more information and to schedule a group please contact our
Resident Theatre Manager at (717) 238-4111 or

Sleeping Beauty - September 11-28, 2019

Loosely based on the beloved classic, this adaptation will have you “spinning” with laughter. Join our bumbling and fumbling Narrator-Turned-Prince, as he tries his best to rise to heroic heights to save the Princess and the sleeping village caught in the spell cast by Fairy Sour Puss! Modern word play and audience participation make this story a sure hit with the entire kingdom.

Three Billy Goats Gruff - March 11-28, 2020

“Who’s that clomping on my bridge?!” Watch this not-so-scary bridge troll as he tries to file a police report against some very silly goats. This “crime drama” is performed in the style of the classic TV show, Dragnet . Join Detective Saturday as he gathers the facts and solves the crime. He may be super serious, but you’ll be laughing from start to finish!

Wonder Tales From Around the World - May 6-16, 2020

An original comedy exploring folk tales from all over the world, featuring 4 different stories from Africa, the Middle East, Ireland, and Native America. This multi-cultural show stresses the importance of reading and uses volunteers from the audience to add variety and spice to the stories!

Snow White - July 8-August 15th, 2020

“Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” Obsessed with being the fairest in the land, the Evil Queen banishes young Snow White to the forest to fend for herself. Snow White happens upon a little cottage in the woods where she finds two dwarfs… Wait, what?? Yep, that’s TWO dwarfs! Will the Queen eliminate Snow White before the valiant Prince finds her? Can the dwarfs keep her safe? It’s a race to the finish to see who wins in this classic tale told with a Popcorn Hat twist!