Music & Theater
in Kansas City, KS (showing 1 - 12 out of 16)

If you’re looking for a fun alternative to the same old movie theater outing – whether with friends or family – take a look at our music & theater options. This area is full of exciting things to do, including theatrical productions and musicals.

Check out our venues below and add some magic to your days. Each listing includes a more detailed description of the venue and the events they host, as well as their name, address, phone number, website, and driving directions.

American Jazz Museum

1616 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108   Directions

(816) 474-8463


Visit the heart of historic Garden Grove to catch a show at the Gem Theater. This hidden gem is operated by the American Jazz Museum as an indoor and outdoor theater space for local performing artists. See a quality production of theater, music or art (or a combination) at this intimate entertainment venue.

Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland

1228 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64105   Directions

(816) 283-9900


Spend an evening at Kansas City’s premier indoor theater for live entertainment! Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland hosts a variety of spectacular shows by some of the best musicians, comedians and other performing artists in the nation. The historic ambiance of the theater is complemented by its state-of-the-art technology and many amenities, like the full-service bar and lounge.

Coterie Theatre

2450 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108   Directions

(816) 474-6552


See a performance at one of the top five family theaters in the United States. The Coterie Theatre specializes in entertainment like shows, plays and musicals directed for children and their families. Coterie is especially respected due to its ingenious programming that presents classics and new intelligent plays to their young audience without watering down the material.

Folly Theater

300 W 12th St
Kansas City, MO 64105   Directions

(816) 842-5500


Attending a show at the Folly Theater can hardly be considered a folly. First opened in 1900, this theater venue has a rich past and well-preserved architecture. Come by Kansas City’s premier showcase to see a variety of entertainment including renowned artists, musicians and performers from across the world.

Kansas City Ballet

500 W Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108   Directions

(816) 931-2232


Catch one of the three mixed repertory seasons the Kansas City Ballet puts on each year. This 25-member professional ballet troupe has called Kansas City home since 1957. Visit KC’s destination for dance and see an excellent show, including the ever-popular Nutcracker.

Kansas City Convention Center

301 W 13th St
Kansas City, MO 64105   Directions

(816) 513-5000


Come by the Kansas City Convention Center wing to see a traveling Broadway show or musical entertainment. Luxuriate in the plush seats and relax at one of the best spots to catch a performance in the city. This Art Deco style theater is a callback to the sense of grandeur from the 1930s, when it was first opened.

Kansas City Crossroads Arts District

Kansas City, MO

(816) 994-7313


Join in the community at the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District for a true Kansas City experience. The Crossroads serves as the city’s main art gallery district and is filled with numerous galleries, restaurants, music and entertainment venues, and local shops. If you are looking for a local experience, look no further!

Kansas City Repertory Theatre

4949 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110   Directions

(816) 235-2700


See compelling, passionate and imaginative works by the Kansas City Repertory Theatre at one of its two hosting entertainment venues: the Copaken Stage and the Spencer Theatre. Founded on the idea of student actors performing side-by-side with professionals, the Rep has served as a leader in KC’s arts and culture community.

Kansas City Symphony

1703 Wyandotte St
Kansas City, MO 64108   Directions

(816) 471-1100


When KC’s original symphony orchestra was dissolved in 1982, the philanthropist R. Crosby Kemper Jr. insisted on creating the Kansas City Symphony. Since its formation, this new symphony orchestra has served as a vital part of the music community. Listen to their music at a show or sample before you purchase tickets by hearing their music on the radio or a CD.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

4420 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111   Directions

(816) 753-5784


The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art hosts the permanent collection of Bebe and R. Crosby Kemper Jr. The bright, light central atrium opens up to two wings of exhibits and attractions, which showcase both the permanent collection and a variety of special exhibitions. You can also enjoy a meal at the Café Sebastienne, where the world of contemporary arts meets contemporary cuisine.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64111   Directions

(816) 751-1278


Visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, where even the building is art. Inside of this neoclassical architecture you will find one of the largest collections of Asian art in America as well as a highly prized collection of European and American paintings, photography, sculptures and historic artifacts.

Starlight Theatre

4600 Starlight Rd
Kansas City, MO 64132   Directions

(816) 363-7827


Enjoy a show in the outdoor Starlight Theatre, one of three remaining self-producing outdoor theaters in the country. An audience of up to 7,947 can view touring Broadway shows and concerts on its historic stage. This musical theater is one of the most famous theatrical and musical entertainment venues in the city, so be sure to stop by for a slice of KC culture.

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