7710 Renner Road,
Shawnee, Kansas, 66202
10 acres, (913) 236-1237
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.
The Theatre in the Park's Performance Night Information
NEW! Movie In the Park! - It's a SIT-in DRIVE-in! For only $1!
There is a new way for you and your family to enjoy the Theatre in the Park – it's the Theatre in the Park - Movie Nights!
Remember what great fun it was to pile everyone in the car and head out to a drive-in movie? Well, it's back... kind of!
We’re are bringing you movie stars under the stars this summer. Show your kids how much fun the simple things can be and share Movie Nights together. Grab the blankets & chairs, the friends & family and join us for Movie Nights!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
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.
Donate to and Support The Theatre in the Park
Donor support is an important part of any non-profit organization and it is especially true at The Theatre in the Park.
Support The Theatre in the Park with a tax-deductible contribution:
To make a contribution to The Theatre in the Park, please make your check payable to The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Johnson County, which is the charitable 501(c)(3) entity of TTIP. Please write "TTIP" in the memo section of your check and mail to The Theatre in the Park Admin. Offices, Antioch Park, Bldg. A, 6501 Antioch Rd. Merriam, KS 66202-3637. Thank you for your support!
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 email@example.com 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 www.theatreinthepark.org.