McKinney Repertory Theatre (MRT) was incorporated in January 2003 by a group of local amateur actors who had worked together for several years. Now in its 15th season, MRT is McKinney’s official community theater troupe. MRT is a member of the American Association of Community Theatres (AACT). In the 2017-18 season, MRT produced five shows with over 30 performances. MRT is supported in part by a grant from the City of McKinney through the McKinney Arts Commission.
Young Actors Guild
McKinney Repertory Theatre's Young Actors Guild (YAG) was established March 3, 2009 and currently serves over 80 young people in Collin County. The goals of the Young Actors Guild are to show children how important they are whether their endeavors are onstage, behind the curtain or as supporters of the arts, and to offer this opportunity to all children. YAG is truly run by the members and every show is produced by the children. Four shows are produced every year. The children, with the assistance of the adult mentors, choose the shows, design and build sets, contribute to stage direction, run lights and sound, create marketing and plan fundraisers, perform in the productions and manage the front-of-house operations. .