Theatre Arts in Wichita
Professional & Amateur Theatre
Whether it’s a lavish stage production, dinner theater, or the boos and hisses of a melodrama, you’re sure to find something you can enjoy. Select from the below choices a wide variety of cultural and entertaining experiences.
Music Theatre of Wichita
Internationally acclaimed for excellence, Music Theatre of Wichita presents the best musical theatre entertainment in the state featuring guest artists from Broadway and Hollywood, lavish sets and costumes, and a full orchestra.
Century II Concert Hall, 225 W. Douglas, 265-3107
Visit their website at www.mtwichita.org
Mosley Street Melodrama
Fun, food, and fantastic live entertainment.
Thurs – Sat. Evenings,
Buffet 6:30 p.m. show 7:45 p.m.
234 N. Mosley in Old Town, 263-0222
Visit the Mosley Street Melodrama website
Crown-Uptown Professional Dinner Theatre
One of the ten largest dinner theatres in the U.S. Features professional performances of Broadway shows preceded by classic American cuisine served buffet-style.
3207 E. Douglas, 681-1566
Visit the Crown Uptown Theatre website
Roxy’s Downtown is the next chapter in the space that is 412 1/2 E Douglas, a space that has a long relationship with the downtown scene of Wichita.
412 1/2 E. Douglas, 265-4400
Wichita State University
Mainstage plays are in Wilner Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. Second Stage plays are in the Welsbacher Theatre in the Hughes Metroplex Center at Oliver and 29th streets and the CAC Theatre on campus. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Readers Theatre will be in Wilner Lounge at 8:00 p.m. Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. Sundays.
Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Center
Many productions throughout the year produced for children and adults. Productions are staged at either the Wichita Children’s Theatre or Century II Convention Center.
201 Lulu, 262-2282
Wichita Center for the Arts
Professional and thought-provoking theater, off-stage productions for family, and cutting-edge film series. Extensive galleries host national and regional shows. Year-round school of visual arts.
9112 E. Central, 634-2787
The Loony Bin Comedy Club
215 N. St. Francis
Music Theatre for Young People
Music Theatre for Young People produces four full Broadway musicals during each school year. We also offer both summer and winter theatre camps, as well as special activities such as Girl Scout Theater Badge Workshops and Audition Workshops.
P.O. Box 8030; 683-6897
The Orpheum Theatre in Wichita, Kansas, represents one of the finest remaining examples of the movie palace school of architecture which existed during the first part of the 1900’s. A grand old building in the tradition of vaudeville and early cinema. In 1982, the Orpheum was designated a National Landmark and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now owned by the Orpheum Performing Arts Centre, Ltd. a non profit corporation, which is in the process of restoring this important part of our cultural and architectural heritage.
200 N. Broadway, 263-0884
Wichita Community Theatre
Founded in 1923, Wichita Community Theatre is one of the oldest community theatres in the United States and the oldest in the Wichita area. WCT is an all volunteer theatre performing light comedy to drama, modern to classical including our annual Shakespeare production. Performances are held year round.
258 N. Fountain, 686-1282