Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
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Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre

exists to extend the cultural birthright of

arts participation to all people. 


At it's heart, MET is committed to the art of story.  We claim the great stories of our heritage as the birthright for all people. We work to encourage the creation of new stories and new artists whose voices speak to the rich totality of our community and whose perspectives deepen our understanding of each other and of our selves. We believe that exploration of personal creativity and opportunity for engagement in life long learning is critical to the health and happiness of people and our world.


Twenty years in the planning and three years in development, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre is a not for profit professional theatre founded by Artistic Director, Karen Paisley, the MET Board and Core Company in 2005.  Committed to extending access to the artistic Canon, inspiring Creativity, empowering Individuals and building Community, MET is based in Midtown Kansas City. 



Flagship Series - Performances and readings of great theatrical works



Magellan Project - The development of new artists and original works



Lighthouse Learning Program - Process to Performance

Arts programming for schools and community



We offer professional performances, staged readings,  high level artistic training, customized educational programs recognizing the unique needs of every participant and setting

MET Board of Directors
Jack Clifford - President
Dr. Barbara Batts - Vice Prestident
Don Dagenais - Secretary
Jim Gregory - Treasurer
Dr. Blake Donaldson
Mamie Hayman
Ed Kander
Bob Paisley
Bruce Robinson
Valerie Schlosser
Alan Tilson
Karen Paisley
Artistic Director

Access ... Artistry ... Innovation ... Excellence
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111
816. 569. 3226