More than 10,000 students experience world class theatre at KC Rep each year! The Student Matinee Series is an affordable way for students to experience arts education through professional theatre in Kansas City. After every performance, students and teachers can enjoy a Q&A conversation with the cast. All matinee orders include one complimentary chaperone ticket for every ten students, a study guide for students and free preview tickets for sponsoring teachers. To learn more about our education programs check out our Student Matinee FAQ or contact Melinda McCrary, Director of Education and Community Programs.


Per our press release of August 5th announcing the cancellation of our previously publicized season and the plans underway for a new slate of redesigned productions, we will not be hosting student matinees this fall or during the holidays. It’s a tough, but necessary, and ultimately positive plan that highlights our intention to keep our staff, audiences and artists as safe as possible during this challenging time. It’s heartbreaking to us not to be welcoming our youngest and brightest audience members to the theatre for student matinees, especially for our holiday celebration of A Christmas Carol. You all make the season joyous for us.

Please know that we will miss you immensely. We are putting our energies into discovering how we might meet you where you are and partner with you as you create your new “now” in the classroom and exploring programs we can share that would serve local young people in a meaningful way. There are plenty of stories to be told and heard in 2020.
Keep your eyes and ears alert for our redesigned season and schedule and, as always, if you have questions, please reach out to Melinda at

I’d love to hear how your school is adapting and how you are reinventing your interaction with the arts for your students.

— Melinda McCrary