About Metro


What is Metro Theater Company?

We are a professional, nonprofit theater for young people.  Inspired by the intelligence and emotional wisdom of young people, we create professional theater, foster inclusive community, and nurture meaningful learning through the arts.

To learn more about how we got started, click here to read our story.

To learn more about the values that guide our work, click here.

What kinds of plays do you do?

Sometimes we produce well-known titles such as To Kill a Mockingbird. However, we also work with playwrights to devise original theater. Regardless of which pieces we produce, all of our plays appeal to both younger audiences and adults.

Where is Metro Theater Company?

Our mainstage public performances are held at the Grandel Theatre at 3610 Grandel Square. We also tour locally and nationally. Our offices are located in the heart of Grand Center at 3311 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103.

Where do you tour?

We perform in hundreds of schools, community centers and theaters primarily in the greater St. Louis region. We do tour farther and since our inception in 1973 we have toured to 41 states, Canada, Italy, Japan and Taiwan.

How can I make sure I don’t miss out on your public performances?

Join our mailing list or connect with us on Facebook.

How can I get more involved?

Several ways:

  • See our productions.
  • Enroll your child in one of our summer programs.
  • Advocate to have our programs in a school in your community.
  • Click here to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
  • Support our mission by becoming a donor.
  • Consider serving on our board of directors. To learn more contact Interim Managing Director, JoAnne LaSala.

How do schools pay for your programs?

Some schools budget our performances and education programs us into their year. Others seek outside help in the form of grant funding or PTO assistance.

Does being a theater for young people mean that young people perform in your plays?

Performance opportunities are generally limited to adult professional actors, since so much of our work happens during the day in school settings.

Occasions for youth actors to be cast in mainstage productions come up from time to time.  When it seems appropriate and necessary for the production, we’re delighted to extend these special opportunities to young actors.

Can my child take acting classes from you?

Yes. Check out Grand Theater Camp.

What classes do you have for kids?

Check out our Education Programs