Kauffman Center’s Annual Future Stages Festival Returns on June 25th

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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.

In between performances, festival guests can enjoy FREE interactive activities provided by community partners, including: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the American Institute of Architects Kansas City, Heart of American Shakespeare Festival, the Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Ballet, and many more!

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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