Education & Outreach Programs


school  matinees

KPC hosts multiple School Matinees at our theatre each year with some of the world’s finest performing artists. Tickets are $9 per student with scholarships available for students on free or reduced lunch.

The 2014-2015 School Matinee Season is on Sale now!  Check out the Schedule.


future arts leaders

A program to train the next generation of arts leaders. Through internships and job shadowing, KPC's staff provide experiential education for high school and university students to develop 21st Century Skills. Partners include Bellevue's Big Picture School and Edmonds Community College.


devised theatre program

A brand new KPC initiative, the Devised Theatre Program introduces local at-rick teens to multidisciplinary art forms to create an original performance based on their personal stories. They will perfom Stories Lived. Stories Live. at KPC on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  KPC is still seeking a school or community partner for this new program! Contact us at sarah (at) or 425.828.0422 x241.

masterclasses and workshops

A program to bring professional music, dance, and theatre artists to local K-12 schools.




KPC is dedicated to providing free opportunities for youth and community members to experience and learn about the performing arts. Local and touring artists teach workshops and present lectures about a wide range of artistic genres. Partners include Bellevue Parks and Community Services and Stone Dance Collective. 


Next Workshop: Indian Classical Music: A Way of Life

Free Workshop with Amjad Ali Khan & Ayaan Ali Khan

Date: Friday, September 19th 5:30 pm—7:00 pm

Location: Kirkland Performance Center

Address: 350 Kirkland Avenue Kirkland, WA 98033

Free and open to the public. RSVP to with your name, email, and number of people. If you are a musician, you may bring your instrument. All ages & no experience necessary. Call 425.828.0422 x241 with questions.

ticket donation program

A program to provide free tickets to School Matinees for students on free/reduced lunch in K-12 public schools and free tickets mainstage to shows for local social services organizations.Contact us at sarah (at) or 425.828.0422 x241 to become a Ticket Donation partner and receive tickets for the people you serve.