With new guidelines and safety precautions in place, there are many live arts organizations in the Kansas City area wrapping their intermission to reopen in some manner OR offer more virtual options this month. Find out who, what and when below….
Folly Theater–On Monday, June 1, the Folly Theater entered their first phase of reopening. Find out what safety precautions are in place at the Folly. And make sure you only purchase tickets by calling 816-474-4444 or getting online (no box office access yet!).
American Jazz Museum–Is opening their doors on Tuesday, June 16! Find out what’s new and how they’re keeping you safe here.
Kansas City Ballet–Continuing to create and offer many virtual options to take advantage of this summer! Including…
- KC Ballet on Demand: Klein Perspectives, June 12-15.
- Dance-A-Story, KCB II Demonstration and Adaptive Dance Class during VIRTUAL Future Stages Festival June 14.
- For more stay-at-home updates, head over to KCBallet@Home.
Kauffman Center for Performing Arts–Currently Kauffman will be closed to in-person events through July 5, and you can continue getting your updates here. See what virtual goody you can expect soon too…
- The VIRTUAL Future Stages Festival will be hosted by Kauffman on June 14. It’s a full day of FREE compelling performance videos, engaging youth-friendly activities and one-of-a-kind live-streamed content, all available through the Center’s website and social media channels. Get the deets!
Starlight Theatre–Although many summer events are cancelled for Starlight, there are still some awesome options available!
- An all-Kansas City, in-person production of Godspell August 19-25! Follow details here.
- Follow along with other weekly virtual offerings on their blog!
Kansas City Symphony–Members are performing at an outdoor event June 14 + SO many virtual options still available…
- Symphony members will be performing at Front Porch Concerts happening June 14 from 11 am-1 pm at Union Hill Garden Tour.
- Check out the #KCIsStillMakingMusic performances available online.
- The Symphony also offers two podcast options: Beethoven Walks into a Bar and Music for Our Time.
- Don’t miss free online concerts during Streaming Saturday.
- Check out more virtual options anytime here.
UMKC Conservatory–Continues to offer a ton of resources and events available online…
- Check out their amazing resources (from all over) online here.
- You can also participate in virtual visits through webcasts, on-demand content and live chat.
White Theatre at the J–Beginning in June, the J is opening up options for you to come visit them.
- Fitness and crossfit options are available at the J by reservation, along with racquetball courts and softball/baseball practices. Games, camps and some indoor/outdoor activities start to resume in mid-June. Find full information here.
- You can also take advantage of virtual options, like a streamed concert by The Opus 76 Quartet available until June 14 here. Or for more robust virtual options, check out the Virtual J.
KCRep–Is keeping things lively in a virtual manner! Thursday Night Mixers are a thing you can enjoy with KCRep from home, and it includes online guests and a drink in your hand! Get the details here.
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