School Matinees


KPC's School Matinees introduce K-12 students to the wonderful world of performing arts. Our performances teach students about different art forms, cultures and academic subjects including English Language Arts, World Cultures, American Culture, Languages, Social Studies, Geography, Science, Math, Poetry, Theatre, Music, and Dance, allowing teachers to connect artists with K-12 classroom curriculum, Common Core and Washington State Standards.

Tickets are only $9, and with free tickets for students on free/reduced lunch, the School Matinees are accessible for all students in our community.

Arrival Time: Schools must arrive at KPC at 9:30 am for the 10:00 am performance.

Teacher Resources will be made available for select shows. Register here.


2014-2015 SCHEDULE



Thursday, November 20, 2014
Friday, March 6, 2015 - SOLD OUT (Email Anna Espe at to be out on the wait list)
10:00 am 
Grades: K-8

Run Time: 60 minutes

Curriculum Connections: Science, Math, Theatre

Doktor Kaboom! takes students on an amazing educational tour of the modern scientific method using comedy and spectacular applications of physics, chemistry, and math.


baseball saved us - adventure musical theater

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
10:00 am 
Grades: K-8


Run Time: 60 minutes

Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Literature, Social Studies, Theatre

A musical about the life of one Japanese-American family in an internment camp during World War II and how baseball provided a much needed escape.


 romeo and juliet - Seattle Shakespeare COmpany

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - SOLD OUT (Email Anna Espe at to be put on the wait list)
10:00 am 
Grades: 6-12

Run Time: 90 minutes

Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Poetry, Theatre

The Shakespearean classic brings to life the greatest love story of all time.  Students will be engrossed by the swashbuckling action, star-crossed lovers, and Shakespeare's dramatic verse.



Download the School Matinee Flyer


To register please fill out the online registration form.

SCHOOL matinee policies & FAQs

Download the School Matinee Policies and Frequently Asked Questions Here


KPC offers wheelchair accessibility and seating that conforms to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Also, we can offer ASL interpretation and audio description. To be sure that we are prepared to accommodate your students, please include any accessibility requests on your matinee registration.


Traveling to Kirkland Performance Center is easy. There is ample school bus parking on the North side of Peter Kirk Park and a drop-off zone by the main theatre doors.  For chaperones and carpools, there is a free garage beneath the Kirkland Library less than a block away. KPC is one block away from the Kirkland Transit Center, with bus service from Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland and more.

KPC is located at 350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland WA 98033.

Registration QUESTIONS?

Contact Anna Espe, Box Office Manager, at or 425.893.9900.

Education program QUESTIONS?

Contact Sarah K Smith, Director of Education and Marketing, at or 425.828.0422 x 241.


* For information regarding StoryBook Theater school matinees, please contact Studio East directly at 425.820.1800.