Our Mission

Great actors. Smart plays.

The Actors Theatre brings professional drama to Kansas City, in a vibrant presentation for the virtual age. The Theatre, formed by a veteran collective of artists, reimagines modern classics in settings across the city. A war story at the National WWI Museum … a meditation on death at the Muehlebach Funeral Home. Each production is an experience, bringing the actors and their words into focus.

77¢ of every dollar you invest in Actors Theatre goes back to the art and the artist because we are mobile, without the overhead of a performance space.  We believe in providing a livable wage to the best local actors, designers and technicians, so that the art of theatre can flourish in Kansas City.

Virtual Theatre

Innovative. Immersive. Inspiring.

Each season, our audiences experience classic plays in a dynamic setting. Using such Kansas City landmarks as Union Station, Webster House and the Muehlebach Funeral Home, we create timeless viewing experiences in unique environments.

Our “virtual theatre” is an immersive journey that recreates the world of the play. For the Tony Award-winning Journey’s End, we brought the trenches of 1918 France to the stage of the National World War I Museum. The product invited theatregoers to explore history, while raising prescient questions for a nation at war today.

The Actors Theatre produces one virtual theatre show per season, in keeping with our mission to challenge and enlighten the Kansas City community through the dramatic arts.