Class FAQs & Policies

Things You Need to Know

All Coterie Teaching Artists are theatre professionals and experienced theatre teachers under the direction of Jeff Church, Producing Artistic Director, and Amanda Kibler, Education Director. Many instructors have extensive professional acting credits; others work professionally as directors, choreographers, designers or in other aspects of theatre. 

If you would like more information about any teacher, visit our website or give us a call at (816) 474-2230.


We strive to keep classes small enough that all students are able to participate and learn. Early Childhood classes have two teachers for up to 13 students. Most kindergarten through 4th grade classes have one teacher for every 10 students. Grades 5 through 12 have one teacher for every 12 students.


Coterie donors contributing $100 or more become members and receive a 20% discount on school year classes. See registration form for membership levels. Students who attend a Coterie Summer Class receive a 10% discount on classes the following school year. Discount offers may not be combined.


We ask for registrations to be in place two weeks before a class begins. The Coterie accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, check, and cash. Payment is required in full at the time of registration.


The Coterie will provide a full refund if given notice two weeks before the first day of the class. The Coterie reserves the right to cancel classes that do not have an enrollment of six or more students one week prior to the first class.


Our 2020-2021 Season is in flux.  Once our mainstage season returns, we will reinstate this benefit.
On Hold - All students receive a complimentary pass to The Coterie Theatre. 
Visit for complete information about The Coterie’s season of live theatre.


The Coterie makes every effort to accommodate the special needs of individuals.
We ask for a minimum of two weeks notice for special accommodations or materials.
Call (816) 474-2230.


In case of inclement weather, the education director will email each family to provide a link to move class safely to a live and virtual session. If there is any question, call Amanda Kibler at (816) 474-2230 or Annette Filippi at (816) 474-4241.


An information letter will be mailed or emailed two weeks prior to the start of class. This letter will provide class time, location, teacher name, things to bring, drop off/sign out procedures, and more.


The Coterie offers summer classes at Pembroke Hill.  Registrations for Pembroke Hill are made through  Pembroke Hill policies apply at the Pembroke Hill location.