Tarragon is committed to bringing young people to theatre to experience a socially-focused art form that engages the head and heart.

 2017/18 Season Programs for Youth at Tarragon: 

Student Matinees – Tarragon offers student matinees at the low price of $12/student, and a complimentary chaperone ticket for every 20 student tickets booked. We can also accommodate tours and talkbacks, and provide educational materials to contextualize the plays. The Student Ticket program is supported by Scotiabank. Please note that Bus Subsidies are available for student matinees. Please contact for a bus subsidy application.

Workshops – Professional theatre artists and Tarragon’s Education team will lead your students in a morning workshop, exploring themes specific to the show you will see that afternoon. Topics could also include playwriting, directing, text analysis, performance, improv, voice, movement, theatre design, character creation, audition technique, scene study, or we can develop a workshop according to your needs.

The Young Playwrights Unit (YPU) – is a FREE training experience for young people who are curious and passionate about play-making. We take a page from our professional play development programs to offer a group of dedicated young creators a rigorous context in which to develop some of their first works.

Youth Playwright’s Hub at Scarborough Arts 2017 – Tarragon and Scarborough Arts are teaming up for the 3rd year to offer free playwriting classes for those aged 16 to 24 who live in Scarborough!

The Scarborough Project – Students from Scarborough secondary schools will rehearse and produce scenes created by this year’s Tarragon Scarborough Arts Youth Playwrights. They will be directed by students from University of Toronto Scarborough. These site-specific scenes will be performed in May, 2018 on Kingston Road in Scarborough as part of Arts on the Road.

Tarragon Student Club – We invite students to experience an evening of performance and to meet young theatre aficionados from other schools. These evenings begin at 6:30pm with a light dinner served at 7pm. Students will be joined by an artist from the show who will come and talk about a specific aspect of the production – the development of the play, the design, the rehearsal process, the props, the marketing or the fundraising. The Student Club Subscription costs $60.00 and includes 1 ticket to 6 of our productions.

The Young Directors Unit – works in collaboration with the Sears Ontario Drama Festival when students bring their plays-in-progress to Tarragon for feedback and input.

School Ambassadors – An opportunity for student representatives to join in an earlier part of the play production process before their classes come to the theatre for a student matinee.

For more information on all education activities at Tarragon, please contact Anne Wessels at

Other Special Ticket Offers for Students 

1. Individual Student Tickets 

Any student wishing to attend an evening performance at Tarragon can purchase $29 tickets through the box office, online or by phone at 416.531.1827.

2. Under 35 / Arts Worker Tickets 

Patrons under 35 years of age and those who work in the arts can purchase $22 tickets for select performances. Visit for more information.

3. Rush Tickets

Rush tickets are available for $20 cash only, 2 hours prior to every performance at Tarragon (subject to availability). There is a minimum of 2 rush tickets per order, and tickets are sold in person at the theatre. New this season, same day rush tickets will also be sold online at varying prices for all shows after opening night.