Most Recognized Performing Arts Venues

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Kansas City is one of the summer homes to this world famous dance theater, which offers performances one week each year.

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 
Opened in 1927, The Midland shines with historic ambiance, providing a home to live music, comedy, dance, broadway, children's shows and more. 

Fishtank Theatre
Fishtank Theatre’s mission is to nurture the development of new work and inspire theatrical entrepreurship. Material performed at the Fishtank is fresh, its content progressive, and its writers and performers embrace risk and question traditional notions of failure and success.

Folly Theater
Kansas City's historic destination for the performing arts and host to the celebrated Folly Jazz Series, The Folly + 90.9 Americana Concert Series, Folly Kids Series, Harriman-Jewell Series, Friends of the Chamber Music, and more. 

Just Off Broadway Theatre
Just Off Broadway Theatre Association is committed to be an organization dedicated to enhancing the Kansas City arts community, while also providing flexible and adaptable space for arts organizations, artists and other community entities.

The Harriman-Jewell Series at William Jewell College 
Nationally recognized arts program and Education Series in Liberty, Missouri.

Kansas City Ballet 
Offers an eclectic repertory from the traditional classics to contemporary ballets, including an annual performance of The Nutcracker.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre 
Founded in 1964, the area’s premier fully professional resident theater company.

Kansas City Symphony 
Season runs from early August through May, and features more than 25 separate programs.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Perched on a hilltop at the south end of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, the Kauffman Center has been designed by world-renowned Moshe Safdie and a team of international experts in performing arts venues.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City 
One of the nation's premier regional opera companies, with more than 91 different productions to its credit.

Music Hall - Kansas City 
Opened in 1936, this historic Art Deco performing arts complex hosts "touring Broadway shows, as well as visiting symphony orchestras, opera and ballet companies, and other events."

Quixotic Cirque Nouveau
An innovative performance art collective that fuses imagination with technology, dance, projection mapping and live music to create fully-immersive, multi-sensory experiences.

Starlight Theatre
The nation’s largest outdoor theater of its kind, seating approximately 8,000 on 14 acres in Swope Park (near the KC Zoo).

Unicorn Theatre 
By producing provocative new plays Unicorn Theatre fosters the next generation of great American writers and artists, creating innovative and intimate theatrical experiences that transcend the ordinary.

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