Rent The Folly

Folly TheaterLooking for ways to make your event especially memorable?

The Folly Theater is the perfect combination of elegance, first-class service, and a colorful history. The Folly is the perfect place for…




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The Folly offers a dazzling atmosphere for your event, with a rich history dating back over 100 years.  Celebrate your event where celebrities like the Marx Brothers, Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck and more took center stage!

  • Prime downtown Kansas City, Missouri location

    Close to the Kansas City Convention Center & The Power & Light District, for entertainment and restaurants

    Ample parking on site or off site

    Experienced event and house management on site

    Experienced staff and ushers

    Includes house lights and sound equipment, if desired

    Open catering policy

  • The Folly features a gorgeous 1,078 seat auditorium plus a private “Boardroom” event space on the second floor.

  • The historic Folly Theater provides accessibility in compliance with ADA requirements for a historic building of its era.

    The Folly is configured to provide barrier-free access to ground-floor auditorium seating, restrooms, and lobbies for persons with mobility impairments. The 2nd-floor Shareholders Room is also accessible via a chair lift.

  • We’d love to hear from you.

    Email our rental staff or call 816.842.5500 x 106 to discuss your needs.

  • The 2018-2019 Folly Theater Rental Fees
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    Folly Theater Technical Specifications
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    Folly Theater Rental Application
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    Folly Theater Seating Map
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