Community Matinees

Formerly called “School Assemblies,” our community matinee performances are special weekday performances designed for public and private schools and other local groups (home schools and local groups such as senior care facilities, 4-H, church groups, and more). These matinees provide affordable, local field trip opportunities and can be tied to the classroom curriculum. Depending on the show, teaching topics can include literature, history, geography, and theatre etiquette.

KCMT’s popular matinee performances will next be available in May 2024.
We look forward to seeing you then!

How long is the performance?

Matinee performances run between 90 minutes and an hour and 45 minutes. They do NOT include an intermission.

Should we arrive early for the performance?
The time listed for the show is curtain time. We ask that you arrive in time to be seated before then. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before curtain time, and earlier if you have a large group. Because of tight schedules, we cannot delay the start of a show.
Where is the theatre?

KCMT performs at the North Kitsap Community Auditorium in Poulsbo. Parking can be scarce and more info will be available once you have purchased your tickets.

Where should I park?

Parking details will be made available from the Box Office after ticket purchase.

Will I get the show date and time I requested?
We will do the best we can to get you into the show of your choice. Our reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. These shows are very popular and fill up quickly. If your first choice is full, we will do our best to get you in to see another show.
How do I pay for the seats I reserved? Will you accept a school district voucher?

Reservations are payable prior to the show or at the door. We accept cash/checks payable to KCMT and most credit/debit cards. We also accept school district vouchers from local school districts. If you pay by voucher, we will give you an invoice at the door that you can take back to your school to initiate payment.

Should teachers and parent volunteers pay for their seats?
Even though KCMT is a nonprofit organization with a volunteer staff, it costs thousands of dollars to put together each show, so we do appreciate if teachers and parents can pay for their seats. Your money helps offset expenses, such as facility rental, performance rights, royalties, and set and costume costs.
Can I reserve my seats by phone?

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To do that fairly, and to make sure we have all the information we need from you to make this the best theatre experience possible, we only accept reservations either online through our website or with an email to the box office (link above).

Will we receive assigned seats for the show?

We will have designated seating for each group. For schools, we do our best to keep different classes from the same school seated together. However, if there is a big age/height difference, we may assign them to different sections.

May I ensure that certain students sit together?
We do ask that your students sit down promptly as directed by the usher and fill each seat (no “saving”), since these performances are usually sold out. If you need to adjust your seating, please feel free to arrange your students when they line up to enter the auditorium or use the side aisles to rearrange them after your group is completely seated.
What if I don’t know the exact number of seats I need?
We can be a little flexible at the door with your reservation. However, our policy is to charge you for the number of seats you reserve. It would be beneficial for you to confirm your number of reserved seats a week ahead of time. If your reservation has changed by five seats (plus or minus), please notify us immediately. If you arrive at the door and need to adjust more than five seats, we may not be able to accommodate that request. Please note: We often turn other groups/schools away because our seats are limited, so it is very important that your estimate be as accurate as possible.


Please contact our BOX OFFICE.