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Future Stages Festival

The 9th annual Future Stages Festival will be presented June 12, 2022. Future Stages Festival is a FREE community event that showcases hundreds of young performers on the Kauffman Center stages and invites attendees to enjoy a wide range of diverse performance styles and engaging arts activities. More details will be provided in the coming months.
Coming soon! Community youth performance groups will be invited to submit applications to perform at the next festival. Check back for applications to open in late January/early February 2022.
Since 2014, Future Stages Festival has:
  • Featured 4,000+ youth performers
  • Highlighted 70+ community arts performance groups
  • Welcomed 30,000+ guests
  • And presented dozens of arts activities for guests of all ages

Click here to explore the 2021 virtual Future Stages Festival portal.

Watch the KCPT video below for highlights of all there is to see and do at Future Stages Festival.

A Message From Premier Partner Saint Luke’s Health System

Future Stages Festival is presented by Premier Partner

This project is also supported by:

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Marlese and Robert Gourley Children’s Fund
  • Frank and Margaret McGee Fund
  • Missouri Arts Council

Additional support provided by Cumulus Media and KCUR 89.3 FM.