Community Matinees

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

Seats are just $5 each for both students and adults.

Please complete a separate reservation form for each group.

How long is the performance?

Performances run between an hour and 45 minutes to two hours. 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 Auditorium, located at 1881 NE Hostmark Street, Poulsbo, WA. The auditorium is in the same building as the North Kitsap swimming pool and on the Poulsbo Middle School campus. The auditorium is wheelchair-accessible.

Where should I park?

Parking near the auditorium can be scarce, and you may end up parking several blocks away. Please wear comfortable shoes and give yourself extra time to find parking.

I filled out the online reservation form. How do I know you received my reservation?

A staff member will email you to confirm your reservation within three business days. Please consider your reservation to be tentative until you receive the email confirmation.

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 NKSD, CKSD, and Quilcene School District. If you are from any other school district, please note that in the comments section of your reservation if you want to arrange payment by your school district voucher. 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 online through our website.

Will we receive assigned seats for the show?

We will have designated seating for each group based on age/height, special needs (wheelchairs/walkers), and number of seats in the group. Our ushers will direct you to your designated area. 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.

HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Please contact Greg Salo.