A $5 billion renaissance has turned the national spotlight on Kansas City's burgeoning arts community. Our city will keep your students entertained, while providing opportunities to expand their minds and sharpen their skills. Many of our performance venues also provide behind-the-scenes tours and Master Classes, often free of charge.

Below you will find some ideas for venues that welcome student performance groups.

Students Performing at Starlight

Starlight Theatre

The largest theater of its kind, Starlight offers behind-the-scenes tours and performance opportunities on the Spotlight Square Community Stage.


Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

A new center for music, opera, theater, and dance, opened in downtown KC in 2011.

American Jazz Museum

The sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form come alive at the American Jazz Museum.


Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun

Whether you are a marching band, show choir, dance troupe or something in between, your group can perform at Worlds of Fun

Harriman-Jewell Series

A nationally recognized presenting organization that brings the best from the worlds of music, dance and theatre to downtown KC performance halls. 


The Performing Arts Series

The Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College offers a variety of world-class performing artists.


Kansas City Repertory Theatre

The Rep produces mainstage plays and special events  as one of the country’s premier regional. 


Kauffman Stadium

Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, is heralded as one of the most beautiful ballparks in the world. 


Harry S. Truman Library

The Harry S. Truman Library & Museum recounts the life of America's 33rd president.


Kansas City Zoo Polar Bear Exhibit

Kansas City Zoo

More Zoo for you to explore. More than 200 acres of adventure filled with more than 1,000 animals. 


National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial

Steeped in history, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is America’s only museum dedicated to sharing the stories of the Great War. 


Union Station

In addition to the learning experiences at Science City, student groups have several performance opportunities at the nation’s second-largest working train station