Bring a Group
“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.
Shows that are fun for every age! Reserve Now & Pay Later when bringing 20 or more people to a live performance at The Coterie.
Group rates only $6.00-$13.00 per person depending on show title and date.
For questions about group rates and bookings, call the Box Office at 816.474.6552 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. (Educators and youth groups should visit the Edublog link above for group visits.)
Reserve Now & Pay Later
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.
Estimate high; 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, including adult chaperons, paras and support staff, and guest parents.
Payment is due in full 30 days in advance of your performance date. Once a group has scheduled a performance, the box office will email an invoice with reservation details. The Coterie cannot accept purchase orders. Please note: after payment is received there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.
Seating for 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.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will have floor seating for children and chair seating for older students and adults.
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.
FREE OR REDUCED BUSES
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.
- Subsidy requests must be filled out prior to your performance date.
- 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 $300.00.
- Bus subsidies are not available for evening or summer shows.
- Approval for transportation subsidies is based on availability.
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 $3.00 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.
Group Lunch Options in Crown Center
The Coterie’s home in Crown Center offers a variety of dining choices, many of which offer lunch specials for groups.
Crown Center offers an area called Lunch Land to schools visiting The Coterie and our neighboring attractions to enjoy their sack lunches.
Coterie Theatre Traditions
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. Spotlight Pass holders receive the benefit of early seating. All ticket orders are a final sale with no refund or cancellation. There is no eating or drinking allowed in the theatre. This includes candy, gum and popcorn.