Presenting live Broadway entertainment since 1951, the not-for-profit Starlight Theatre Association is Kansas City's oldest and largest performing arts organization. Seating nearly 8,000 people, Starlight Theatre is an historic outdoor theatre located on 16 acres in Kansas City's Swope Park. Hit Broadway musicals and top concert artists appear on Starlight's Cohen Community Stage each spring and summer. In the off-season, Starlight's facilities are frequently rented by individuals, companies and charitable groups for events ranging from weddings to fund-raising galas and corporate meetings. Each year Starlight is honored as the city's premier performing arts venue in award programs of the KCCVA and various local publications.