The University Concert Series is proud to offer a community engagement program that takes high-quality educational experiences directly to area youth in mid-Missouri.

In recent years, studies have proven what the University Concert Series has been aware of: that the inclusion of the performing arts in a child’s life improves the quality of their educational experience. The arts teach discipline, build self-esteem, inspire creativity, and help young people to set and reach goals.

For well over a decade, the University Concert Series has not only been entertaining mid-Missouri with world-renowned artists, but has also been offering outreach programs for area youth in this community as well. Our community engagement program brings together a broad range of area youth with distinguished artists to enhance the educational experience and make the performing arts accessible to youth at every economic level.

School Shows:

These daytime performances in Missouri Theatre run about 45 minutes in length and are a great field trip opportunity. Tickets are just $5 and groups receive 1 free chaperone ticket for each 10 paid tickets. The 2015/2016 season School Shows were the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, MU Theatre Presents Romeo & Juliet, and Clifford the Big Red Dog.


Each year the Concert Series visits groups throughout mid-Missouri bringing mini-performances, workshops, and masterclasses to schools, hospitals, and senior groups.

Kids to Concerts:

How to contribute: Make a donation here and send anywhere between 4 and 500 kids to a show.

How to request tickets for your school or organization: If you are a school or non-profit organization who would like to apply to receive free or discounted tickets through this program, please put your request in writing including your group’s need, desired performance if applicable, and requested number of tickets. This request can be sent to Missouri Theatre.