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.

Folly Jazz Series 
Named for the Folly Theater in which they are presented, the Folly Jazz Series is eagerly anticipated and usually sold out.

The Grand Emporium 
Features both national and regional blues, reggae, rock, zydeco, jazz and swing seven nights a week.

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.

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).

Theater League - Broadway Series at the Music Hall
Presenting Broadway musicals, plays and new works to more than 300,000 annual theatergoers.

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