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.


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: Reading Dance with Eva Stone

Reading Dance is an engaging lecture/demonstration format with dancers from The Stone Dance Collective and Artistic Director Eva Stone. This lecture demystifies and reveals the creative process of how contemporary dance is made.  Discover the type of movement language contemporary dance uses, learn how a dance piece is formed, and be able to ask questions of the choreographer and dancers about the artistic process.

Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 7-8 pm

Location: Kirkland Performance Center stage

Address: 350 Kirkland Avenue Kirkland, WA 98033

Free and open to the public. RSVP to  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.