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Kansas City: Theater

Kansas City Theater: Theater Around Kansas City

Below are our Kansas City Theater recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, theater history and other points of interest in Kansas City Art.

Coterie Theatre

One of Time Magazine’s “Top Five Children’s Theatres in the United States,” the Coterie’s mission is to spark intelligent imagination in the minds of its young audiences and their families.

With six productions annually targeted at three specific age groups, the Coterie presents a unique blend of mostly new and contemporary works, which speak clearly to the issues and aesthetics of 21st century youths. Offering three productions aimed at older students …more…

Kansas City Actors Theatre

A unique performer based theatrical ensemble, Actors Theatre of Kansas City is a true “repertory” company, performing six productions in rotation throughout its annual season with a core group of artists at the helm. Primarily focusing on modern day classics, and new works rarely performed in the Kansas City area, highlights from ATKC’s 16 year history include Glengarry Glen Ross and Boston Marriageby David Mamet, Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies, and Who’s …more…

Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Originally created as an arm of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and known as the Missouri Repertory Theatre for most of its 45-year history, the newly dubbed Kansas City Repertory Theatre has actually been independent from the university for most of that time, but the two organizations maintain a close relationship. KC Rep’s 630-seat Spencer Theatre (recently renovated to add extra leg room, to everyone’s delight) is located in …more…

Quality Hill Playhouse

Quality Hill Playhouse presents six musicals and cabaret revues each year in a relaxed atmosphere in its intimate, 153-seat theatre; the Kansas City Star has compared attending a performance here to “being invited into someone’s home.” Employing local talent, the Playhouse is dedicated to excellence in the performance of musical theatre and revues featuring the best of the American Songbook. Sample fare includes Pete ’n’ Keely, Noël and Gertie, and …more…

Unicorn Theatre

Kansas City’s premiere regional theatre, the Unicorn has a thirty-five year reputation for producing bold new works and areal premieres, including the outrageous musical, Six Women with Brain Death, which has gone on to major success regionally and abroad. More recent audience favorites have included the world debut of Lia Romeo’s Green Whales, and the first local staging of New York hits, Rabbit Hole, Grey Gardens, The Clean House and Bare, a Pop Opera. Committed to …more…