School Matinees


Stay tuned for the 2014-2015 season

Introduce your students to the thrill of live performance.  Tickets Only $9! Shakespeare, Science, & Strings for K-12 Students! The 2014-2015 Season will be announced in August.

Kirkland Performance Center is dedicated to making the arts accessible to all students; School Matinee tickets are free for students enrolled in the free or reduced-price lunch program.  All shows begin at 10:00 am.  Teacher Resources will be made available for select shows. Register here.

2013-2014 SCHEDULE

Owl & Pussycat - theatre simple

Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:00 am - Grades: K-6

Black Violin

Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:00 am - Grades: 2-12

Romeo & Juliet - Seattle Shakespeare Company

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:00 am - Grades 6-12

Doktor Kaboom!: Look Out, Science is Coming

Thursday April 3, 2014 at 10:00 am - Grades: K-6

Othello - Seattle Shakespeare Company - CANCELLED

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10:00 am - Grades: 9-12


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Register your students today!

KPC’s School Matinees teach many academic subjects: English Language Arts, World Cultures, American Culture, Social Studies, Science, Math, Poetry, Theatre, Music, and Dance, allowing teachers are able to connect artists with K-12 classroom curriculum, Common Core and Washington State Standards.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.


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





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