The Kauffman Center’s annual Future Stages Festival is back in person this year

Future Stages Festival 2019. Photo by Aaron Mason.

For nine years, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has hosted an annual Future Stages Festival. This weekend, it’s back and in person. The festival aims to highlight diverse youth performing arts from all over the Kansas City area. 

This year, the festival will feature over six hundred young artists across four different stages at the Kauffman Center, including the Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Helzberg Hall, the Saint Luke’s Outdoor Stage and the outdoor Community Stage.

There will also be family-friendly art activities on the south lawn and indoors in Brandmeyer Great Hall during this event. The Future Stages Festival is free and open to the public this Sunday, June 12 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Event details, including COVID policies, can be found at

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