McCallum Theatre Education will begin taking reservation requests for the 2019-20 field trips on Friday, August 16, 2019. Click here to access the Field Trip registration.


Within 24 hours after you submit your reservation request, you will receive an email reiterating what you have ordered – performance, date, time and number of seats.


Reservation request(s) are processed in performance date order. It takes approximately 6-8 weeks to process the requests for all 24 performances. We seat 1063 per performance and we typically receive requests totaling 2000-3000 seats for each of the performances. As a result of this demand, we try to spread the wealth so that we can accommodate as many students as possible.


Once each series of performances has been processed, you will receive an email stating:


  • We are able to CONFIRM your seat request


  • Your group has been placed on the WAIT-LIST


The Field Trip performances are provided to you and your students FREE-OF-CHARGE thanks to generous donors who underwrite the cost of each performance.


Performances are 60 minutes in length with no intermission (unless noted otherwise).


We strongly advise that confirmed groups secure transportation as soon as possible. Individual groups are responsible for coordinating and funding their transportation to and from the Theatre.


Plan your transportation and travel time so that your group arrives at the Theatre 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Field trip patrons will no longer be seated once the performance has begun. This is the same late-seating policy as the evening and weekend performances here at the Theatre with one exception – student performances are 60 minutes or less, thus there IS NOT a late-seating break.


Tickets are not issued for field trip performances. Your confirmation email serves as your group’s admission to the show.


Field trip attendees enter the Theatre through the main entrance, which faces Fred Waring Dr., where you will be greeted by the McCallum Theatre’s usher staff. Each group will then be seated in a pre-determined section of the Theatre.


School buses will be greeted in the semi-circle driveway, directly in front of the Theatre, by a McCallum Theatre representative.


Carpools should park on the west side of the Theatre, which is the left side of the Theatre as you are facing the main entrance. DO NOT park on College of the Desert property without a CoD parking permit because you risk a ticket.


As a result of increased security at public venues in general, please be sure to review the Attendance Policy for Education Performances, which can be found here -