In-Person Student Matinee Field Trips

Held at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts


$5 per ticket (student or teacher/chaperone)*

*NOTE: Limited scholarships are available for tickets and/or transportation (scholarship requests can be made during the reservation process).  See FAQ’s for additional information.

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2023/24 Student Matinee Field Trips:


Cirque Mechanics: Zephyr

GRADES 2 – 8
Friday, October 6,  2023
9:45am ONLY

Saturday, October 7, 2023: Public Performance – 7:30pm

Zephyr by Cirque Mechanics is inspired by the power of the wind – and the human ingenuity that goes into harnessing it. A rotating full-size windmill is the mechanical centerpiece of the visually stunning performance that includes aerial acts, juggling, and original music.

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Jarabe Mexícano: Día de los Muertos

GRADES 1 – 5
Friday, October 13, 2023
9:45am or 11:30am

Saturday, October 14, 2023: Public Performance – 7:30pm

Experience the vibrant sounds of Día de los Muertos with Jarabe Mexícano in concert! Capturing the nostalgic spirit of their border roots, this lively and unforgettable performance highlights the eclectic mix of genres they embrace while honoring the past.

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NORTH: The Musical


To be included on the waitlist, please email

GRADES 4 – 8
Friday, January 19, 2024
9:45am or 11:30am

Saturday, January 20, 2024: Public Performance – 6:00pm

NORTH: The Musical is a masterful new production that reflects the optimism, bravery, wonder and suspense of freedom seekers. Follow Lawrence and his mother, Minnie, as they escape the Deep South and travel North through the Underground Railroad.

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Charlotte’s Web

GRADES 4 – 8
Monday, March 18, 2024
9:45am (SOLD OUT) or 11:30am (SOLD OUT)

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Sunday, March 17, 2024: Public Performance – 6:00pm

A creative spin on a classic tale! This reimagined production features bluegrass music and a clever set design, telling the treasured story of selfless love and the true meaning of friendship. Join Charlotte, Wilbur, and their farm animal friends in this terrific tale of bravery and hopefulness.

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In-Person Field Trip FAQ’s

Q:  How do I register my class?

A:    Select the show you wish to attend and click on “Register Your Class”. Fill out the request form, which will include show time selection, number of tickets needed, scholarship requests and add-on workshop requests.  Your ticket order is not complete until you receive an invoice from Poway OnStage.


Q:  How do I request transportation for my field trip?

A:  All teachers must request transportation through their District transportation request system.  Poway OnStage DOES NOT arrange transportation to/from the PCPA.

Please note there is NO ON-SITE PARKING during day-time performances.  All chaperones must ride with students on the bus.


Q:  How do Poway OnStage scholarships work?

A: Our discounted $5 per ticket price for student matinee performances is made possible through many generous supporters of Poway OnStage. In addition, Poway OnStage has limited funding available to cover ticket fees and transportation costs for students/schools with limited resources.  Scholarship applications are included in the registration link and you will be notified within two weeks of your scholarship status.  Ticket Scholarships will result in a full or partial (50%) reduction in your ticket invoice total.  Transportation scholarships will require your school or school district to invoice Poway OnStage for a maximum of $175 per bus.  NOTE: Transportation scholarships can also be requested through ArtsBusXpress.


Q:  When will I receive my study guide and what will it include? 

A:  Study guides vary by performance and will be distributed two-weeks prior to the show date.  Each study guide includes background information on the artist and/or show contents, as well as extension activities or information for further study.  Some study guides are PDF guides, others have video components.  All students will also receive a show-specific Poway OnStage bookmark as a keepsake.  Bookmarks will be distributed to teachers on the day  of the show.


For more information or for specific questions, please contact Denise Flynn at (858) 668-4796 or
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