Kauffman Center Announces 4th Annual Future Stages Festival and Calls for Performance Applications

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We are looking for enthusiastic young performers to apply for the upcoming Future Stages Festival. Community arts organizations and school programs are encouraged to apply. Performance groups should be comprised primarily of youth performers between the ages of 5 – 18, and must have a minimum of 5 performers. The performance application deadline for the fourth annual Future Stages Festival is March 20th, 2017.

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Save the Date: June 25, 2017 
4th Annual Future Stages Festival 

Kauffman Center is excited to announce the 4th Annual Future Stages Festival!

Bringing together nearly 800 youth artists in 2016, the 3rd Annual Future Stages Festival featured youth performers on three stages: Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Helzberg Hall, and an additional outdoor stage and welcomed 28 community performance groups and more than 5,000 attendees at this FREE annual event. To see images highlighting the 2016 festival, click here.

As an extension of the Kauffman Center’s Open Doors Spotlight on Youth program, this one-day festival invites youth and community arts organizations to perform and experience the Kauffman Center. Now in its fourth year, Future Stages Festival showcases Kansas City’s diversity, bringing together people from all over the metro area to enjoy interactive activities and performances by young people.

Register now to receive festival updates, and find out when performance groups are selected for the 4th annual Future Stages Festival. All registrants will automatically be entered in a drawing to win TWO FREE TICKETS to an upcoming performance at the Kauffman Center.

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Check out the video below that highlights all there is to see and do at Future Stages Festival!

Future Stages Festival is presented by our premier partner:


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