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Welcome to
Virtual Future Stages Festival

Click on the buttons below to explore the festival portal or download the Festival Guide or Activity Booklet. And don’t forget to join us on the Kauffman Center’s YouTube channel for performance video premieres on June 12 and on Facebook for livestreamed arts activities on June 13! See full schedule below.

Explore the Festival  Festival Guide  Activity Booklet

June 12 – YouTube Premieres schedule:

June 13 – Facebook Live schedule:

  • 11 a.m. – Three Trails Taiko’s Drum Workshop
  • 11:30 a.m. – Kansas City Ballet’s Dancer for a Day Workshop
  • Noon – Learn with the Kansas City Symphony Brass
  • 2 p.m. – Inside the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Pipe Organ with Jan Kraybill
  • 2:30 p.m. – Mexican Folk Art with Mattie Rhodes
  • 3 p.m. – Kathak Aura’s Expressions in Indian Classical Dance

You can pick up a printed Activity Booklet at one of the Kansas City Public Library locations, available now.

Just because we’re virtual doesn’t mean we can’t cheer on and congratulate these young performers! Put your hands together virtually for them by posting on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #VirtualFutureStages. Then, see your post appear below.

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A Message From Premier Partner Saint Luke’s Health System

Virtual Future Stages Festival is presented by Premier Partner Saint Luke’s Health System

Additional funding provided by:

  • Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts – Commerce Bank Trustee
  • Anonymous
  • Marlese and Robert Gourley Children’s Fund
  • Frank and Margaret McGee Fund

In-kind support provided by Cumulus Media, The Kansas City Star and KCUR 89.3 FM