Kansas City Public Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit theatre company based in Kansas City, MO which provides access to the arts through year-round theatre entertainment free of charge to the public.

Since our founding, our mission has been guided by Radical Hospitality, engaging and providing service to as many members of the Kansas City community as possible. When we see members of our community suffering and disadvantaged, we take it as our mission to remove the barriers which would otherwise prevent them from entering our doors. For too long, barriers of violence and injustice have prevented members of our Black community from entering so many doors. Kansas City Public Theatre stands in solidarity with those individuals who are fighting to demand justice and overcome the inequities that disadvantage Black lives in Kansas City and across the country. In our 2020-21 season, KCPublic will continue our work opening as many doors as possible to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in both our audiences and artists by producing free theatre work in all corners of Kansas City which reflects the diverse voices of our community.  Let your voice be heard. Be Radical.

At KCPublic #blacklivesmatter


2020-21 Season Announcement

What is Radical Hospitality?



Like so many other performing arts organizations, Kansas City Public Theatre is saddened that our in-person theatre programming will be suspended due stay-at-home  recommendations made by local, state, and federal organization. However, we still believe that the arts play a crucial role in helping us navigate the waters of these confusing times.  Therefore we have announced TWO ONLINE PROGRAMS that are open for all to participate.  Learn more using the links below:

1) Theatre Lab ONLINE Devised Play Project

2) Virtual Soapbox

Stay safe and healthy everyone.  We will see you soon!


KCPublic in the News

“Regional Spotlight: How Kansas City Public Theatre is Working Through The Global Health Crisis”
-Broadway World, April 21, 2020

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Up to Date with Steve Kraske, KCUR (4/20/2020)

Nathan talks with Steve about Kansas City Public Theatre’s online programming in the midst of the Coronavirus shutdown.