Education & Outreach Programs Overview


Kirkland Performance Center is proud of our legacy of arts education and service to the community. Connecting you with our professional touring artists is an important part of that. Our education programs are run by Sarah K Smith, Director of Education & Outreach. You can reach Sarah at (425) 828-0422 x241 or

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.

KPC's 13-14 School Matinees are theatre simple's Owl & Pussycat, Black Violin, Seattle Shakespeare Company's Romeo and Juliet, and Doktor Kaboom!

More information here.

In-school Programs


Bring a professional artist directly into your classroom! KPC will work with you to tailor an arts education program to your curricular goals. More information here.

future arts leaders


A program for high school and university students to receive training to become arts leaders of the future, experience a wide range of arts management and leadership opportunities, and receive leadership opportunities to develop career skills. Partners include the Kirkland Teen Union Building, Bellevue's Big Picture School, and Edmonds Community College.


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. 


New Free Event: Shahana Dattagupta Book Release

April 23, 6:30PM - KPC Lobby

Join us for a book reading and release party for Shahana Dattagupta's fourth book, Chickadee and the Cat.