Theatre in the Park
7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS
10 acres, (913) 236-1237


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JCPRD Theatre in the Park

The Theatre in the Park, Johnson County Park and Recreation District's premier outdoor theatre opened in 1969. Today, The Theatre in the Park, which is located on 10 acres in the northeast corner of Shawnee Mission Park, continues to have summer traditions that have entertained audiences for more than 40 years. Each summer, The Theatre in the Park presents four popular Broadway-style musicals at an affordable price.

2014 Auditions - Complete!
Auditions are complete! And the actors are.... See the great casts members we have all lined up for our 45th season!!! The Cast of Season 2014!

New Added Performance on Wednesdays in 2014!
We are so excited about our 45th season... that we've decided to add a performance to each of our productions this year! Now... you have seven opportunities to see all of our great shows. Everyone's weekends are so full of summer activities, we thought it would be nice to have an additional weekday night to visit us at the park... SO... the second week of every run, we've added a Wednesday evening show to the line up!
2014 Featured Presentations....

June 6-8 & 12-14
Rated "G"

July 4-6 & 10-12
Rated "G"

June 20-22 & 26-28
Rated "G"


July 18-20 & 24-26
Rated "G"


August 1-3 & 7-9
Rated "G"

The Pavilion at The Theatre in the Park

The spectacular, new Pavilion at The Theatre in the Park is now available for special events. The Pavilion will seat up to 225 guests making it an ideal venue for weddings, family reunions, corporate dinners and other gatherings. The Pavilion can be rented alone or in combination with the Theatre. For more information about this exciting new JCPRD addition, please contact Katie Baergen at or call (913) 826-2957.

Any Ticket - Any Show
Seeing a show at The Theatre in the Park just got a lot easier! You know you want to see a show but you aren't quite sure which one. That's ok. Stand in line at the box office only ONE TIME - Buy ALL the tickets you need for the season in one visit... then JUST SHOW UP to the show of your choice! It's that easy.

Reserve Chairs
Back by popular demand! Leave your lawn chair at home and still get a great seat. Arrive right before the show begins and still be guaranteed a spot in the “chair area” with prime seating! Reserved chairs may be purchased online in advance or if available, by visiting the box office the night of the performance. Book early, availability is limited!

Reserved Parking
Convenient and close to the theatre entrance, reserved parking availability is specific to particular show nights. Please select the date of the show you'll be attending.

The Theatre in the Park Mission Statement
To enhance the quality of life in our community by providing a variety of entertainment programs through public and private partnerships.

The Theatre in the Park Vision Statement
The Theatre in the Park will be the leader in providing our audiences with quality, affordable entertainment, and our participants with rewarding artistic opportunities.

Help us continue making magic under the stars!
With only a very small part of The Theatre in the Park’s budget supported through tax dollars, in addition to ticket sales, the theatre must rely on the generous contributions of individuals and corporations who share our commitment to enhancing the quality of life in our community. To make a donation or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit Support Us at

Handicap Accessibility
The Theatre in the Park is handicapped accessible with reserved parking, ramps and wheelchair seating areas. Sign language interpretation is provided on the second Saturday performance of each show.

Volunteer & Employment Opportunities
Want to be involved with the production? Interested in portraying a character or being part of the crew? If so, please contact The Theatre at or (913) 236-1237.

The Theatre in the Park was started through the efforts of volunteers and continues today. All of the performers on our stage, in the orchestra pit, as well as most of the people behind the scenes are volunteers. Each year, more than 1,500 volunteers contribute over 50,000 hours of their time to our program. Individuals as well as volunteer groups from area churches, service organizations, and businesses have fun on summer nights helping out in various ways.

Seasonal Employment Opportunities
The Theatre in the Park also offers a wide variety of seasonal employment opportunities. Creative talents are used for set design, sound, lighting, costumes and props. Each summer, dozens of teens enjoy their first job working at the theatre box office, in food services, or parking cars. For more information, visit our JCPRD Employment page.

For more information about auditions, show, costs and other activities please visit the Theatre's web site at


The Theatre in the Park's
Performance Night Info

Box Office Opens 6:15 pm
Gates Open 6:30 pm
Curtain Opens / Show Starts 8:30 pm

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Administration Office
The Theatre in the Park Admin. Offices
Antioch Park, Bldg. A
6501 Antioch Road
Merriam, KS 66202-3637

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

(913) 236-1237


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