UMKC Theatre has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top graduate theatre training programs in the country. Graduates from UMKC Theatre are invited to the most prestigious New York and Los Angeles professional auditions and reviews to exhibit their work and secure positions with national and international performing companies. Our program offers intensive hands-on, practical experience occurring not only within the performing venues at UMKC, but also in professional Kansas City theaters, including Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, the Coterie Theatre, Kansas City Actors Theatre and the Fishtank Performance Studio. 

On Campus Venues

James C. Olson Performing Arts Center
Spencer Theater (630 seats)
Studio 116 (50 seats)
4949 Cherry, Kansas City, MO 64110

Grant Recital Hall
5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64110

‘Dark’ no more!

Theatres are traditionally “dark,” or have their days off on Mondays. However, we want everyone in the Greater Kansas City area to experience UMKC Theatre, including our fellow Theatre friends! Tickets for Monday “Industry Night” performances are only $10! For more details, call the Central Ticket Office 816-235-6222.


Parking for Grant Hall Theatre ticketed productions is available on level 4 only of the multilevel parking structure at 52nd Street and Rockhill Road

Free parking for Performing Arts Center ticketed productions is available on level 5 and 6 only of the multilevel parking structure on 50th Street between Cherry and Oak streets. Park near the Northeast Tower, and use the elevated crosswalk to get to the PAC.


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