"A theatre that resolutely refuses to talk down to its audience" is how Travel+Leisure magazine described The Coterie, with its mission to communicate across boundaries to children, teenagers, teachers and parents.
In preparation for your field trip, The Coterie provides an exceptional menu of resources and activities to educators at coterie.edublogs.org.
We are planning for VIRTUAL field trips for our upcoming productions of The Snowy Day & Other Stories for grades PreK-3rd in Nov/Dec 2020 and Brainstorm for grades 6-12 in Jan/Feb 2021.
More information will be available regarding scheduling and pricing by the end of September. CLICK HERE to complete the form and we will contact you as soon as scheduling information is available.
Make your group reservation by contacting:
The Coterie Box Office
Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday
- Group rates not available Opening Nights, are subject to availability, and some restrictions may apply. Call for details.
- Weekend performances are Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.
- There is a $5.00 service charge per order for group orders paid with credit card.
- Due to the nature of live theatre, play selection, performance schedule, ticket pricing, and casting are subject to change.
Payment is not due in full until 30 days prior to the performance date.
There is no penalty for cancelling or reducing a reservation before payment is due.
Groups are encouraged to book well in advance once the date(s) and performance(s) have been selected as many weekday performances fill up months prior to the production opening. Rule of thumb: aim high now; reducing the number of tickets is possible until payment is received. There is no penalty for canceling a reservation before your payment is due. We strongly recommend one adult for every 20 students. Everyone attending the play must have a paid admission.
Payment is due in full 30 days in advance of your performance date. Once a group has scheduled a performance, the box office will mail an invoice with reservation details. The Coterie cannot accept purchase orders. Upon receipt of payment, groups will receive paid confirmation materials including free Resource Guides, directions, and a parking map. Please note: after payment is received there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.
The Coterie’s main stage is one of the most intimate performing spaces in Kansas City, up close and very personal.
Group seating is based on age/grade level and group size. Seating begins 30 minutes before curtain. Groups should arrive at the Coterie lobby no later than 15 minutes before curtain.
If your group is attending a production in Nov/Dec, Apr/May or in the summer, your group may be seated on the carpeted floor in front of the stage. Other times of the year, the theatre is outfitted with all-chair seating (for the productions for older ages).
CLICK HERE to take a virtual tour of The Coterie Theatre.
Individuals and families are invited to park inside Crown Center’s secure retail parking garage.
Buses are welcome to park in one of several surface lots located to the south of Crown Center, east of the 27th St. and Grand Blvd. intersection. Specific locations are indicated on this bus parking map.
Please note: Due to construction south of Crown Center, 27th Street will be closed intermittently beginning June 2018.
During the closure, there are several surface lots available for bus parking to the east of the 26th and Grand Blvd. intersection. There is another lot west of Main St., near the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.
CLICK HERE for a map of Bus Parking during the 27th Street closure.
The Coterie is pleased to offer transportation funding for school groups. We hope providing subsidies will assist schools in need, where transportation costs may preclude them from attending a Coterie production. Based on funding availability and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, The Coterie Transportation Fund provides assistance up to $3.00 per student to defray transportation costs for any K-12 school bringing a group of 20 or more students to see an eligible Coterie production.
*Please read carefully as some restrictions have changed*
- Subsidy requests must be filled out prior to your performance date. Sumbissions after the performance date will not be granted.
- The subsidy may only be used once per teacher per season.
- All paperwork must be recieved no later than 60 days after the performance.
- Subsidies are $3.00 per student, but not to exceed $300.
- Bus subsidies may be applied to all school year productions, but not to summer productions.
- Approval for transportation subsidies is based on availability.
CLICK HERE to fill out a Transportation Subsidy Request for the 2019/2020 Season
The Coterie's bus subsidy program is supported by generous donors who want to assist schools in need and give every student access to the arts. It costs as little as $3 to support one student’s bus subsidy. If you want to keep The Coterie accessible for all students, please consider donating to our bus subsidy program.
The Missouri Arts Council (MAC) offers grants to pay for bus transportation for schools taking a field trip to attend arts events funded by MAC - which includes all of The Coterie's plays. MAC will grant up to $300 per school per year for this transportation on a first-come-first-served basis.
To apply go to the Missouri Arts Council website, click on the "Get Funding" tab and under that click on "Apply or Manage Your Grant." On the grants page scroll down to "Click here to create a new profile." Once logged in, click on "Current Programs and Applications." Look for the BIG YELLOW SCHOOL BUS grant which has a link to the application.
CLICK HERE to visit the Missouri Arts Council website to apply for this grant.
Since 2007, Target stores have made it possible for millions of students to go on learning trips outside the classroom by offering Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Every Coterie production qualifies for a Target Field Trip grant, valued up to $700. Grants applications are accepted between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30.
CLICK HERE for more about Target Field Trip Grants
The Coterie’s home at the Crown Center Shops offers a variety of dining choices, many of which offer lunch specials for groups. The Coterie cannot store lunches so we request that you purchase food from Crown Center merchants.
For a full list of dining options in the area, visit Crown Center's Website.
Pictured: Fritz's Railroad Restaurant
The Coterie Theatre is conveniently located on level one of Crown Center Shops, located at 2450 Grand Blvd. in Kansas City, MO.
Crown Center offers a variety of entertaining and educational opportunities, including Hallmark Visitors Center, Kaleidoscope featuring hands-on art experience for children ages 5-12 sponsored by Hallmark Cards, Crown Center Showplace featuring special exhibits presented year-round, Crown Center Square featuring the Ice Terrace skating rink, Legoland Discovery Center, and Sea Life Aquarium.
Also within walking distance are Union Station, National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, and The Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
For a full list of family attractions and dining options in the area, visit Crown Center's website.
Visit Crown Center's Website for information as it becomes available, including dates, participating companies, special events, and exclusive discount offers.
Everyone entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a paid admission. Seating begins 30 minutes before curtain time. Late seating is at the discretion of management. Ticket exchange privileges are available only to Spotlight Pass holders with 24-hour advance notice. All other ticket orders are a final sale with no refund, exchange or cancellation. There is no eating or drinking allowed in the theatre. This includes candy, gum and popcorn.
Once payment is received all sales are final with no refunds, cancellations or exchanges. If your school is cancelled due to inclement weather, we will happily reschedule your group for another performance of the same show (if available), or a different production appropriate for your grade.