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Mission Statement

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


Metro Theater Company is a St. Louis-based (and nationally recognized) professional theater company, established in 1973.

Because we respect the intelligence and emotional wisdom of young people, we produce theater that touches the heart, delights the senses, and stimulates the mind.

Because we believe young people deserve the finest art we can create for them, we honor and support the professional artists who do the work of our mission.

Because we appreciate how the arts celebrate our differences and cultivate common ground, we create a welcoming environment for all people in all our work.

Because we embrace creative risk-taking, we are committed to the development and production of new plays.

Because we understand that learning through the arts inspires joy, opens doors to self-discovery, and builds bridges to lifelong learning, we design and teach educational programs for young people and adults.

Because we believe all young people deserve access to the arts, we take our programs to diverse settings throughout the St. Louis region.

Because we choose to remain focused on our mission and purpose, we forge partnerships with schools, organizations, and institutions to serve our community effectively.

Because we know the arts are irreplaceable avenues for expressing and experiencing the full measure of what it is to be human, we advocate for the arts in all our lives.



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