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Folly Kids Series! 

The Folly Kids’ Series is a collection of national and international traveling presenters who produce quality, curriculum-based performances.  Children’s literacy, STEM, social wellness topics are all areas of focus in an age-appropriate and engaging way. Children, parents and school groups alike will enjoy programs which inspire and entertain, all from the stage of Kansas City’s most historic arts venue!* Receive up to date information about the Folly Kids Series by  following us on Facebook or signing up for our Emails

The Folly Kids Series is generously brought to you by the Missouri Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Theater League, R.A. Long Foundation, Ronald D Deffenbaugh Foundation, DST/SS&C, PNC Bank, Claire Gianni Fund, and UMB Bank. 

*Due to Covid, all performance through 2021 are livestream only.

General Information (NOTE – Currently all events are livestream only) 

TICKETS: $6 (students & chaperones)  

*1 complimentary adult ticket received per every 10 student ticket purchased 

All performances have the option of a 9:45 AM or an 11:30 AM performance time 

All performances take place at The Folly Theater 

300 W 12th St, KCMO, 64105 

If your school is canceled due to inclement weather, we will happily reschedule your group for a different production appropriate for your grade (whenever possible). 

Many performances sell out months in advance/ School groups are encouraged to book as early as possible.

Payment is due no later than 30 days prior to the performance.  When a group books a performance, the box office will mail an invoice with reservation details. All sales are final with no refunds, cancellations, or exchanges. If school is canceled due to inclement weather, the Folly will reschedule your group for a different production appropriate for your grade (whenever possible).

To purchase tickets, call our box office at (816) 474-4444 or e-mail Stephanie at


When do I receive my tickets for a Folly Kids show?

Tickets are not issued for Folly kids performances.  Seats are assigned by school and are seated by Folly Staff and ushers based on an established seating map.  

Can my school eat lunch on-site before or after a performance?  

Unfortunately, the Folly Theater does not have facilities available for school groups to each lunch on site.  We can provide restroom facilities and provide suggestions for outdoor locations for lunch.  

How do we obtain a refund if our school date is canceled?

Due to the varying weather policies of area schools and districts planning to attend a matinee, Folly will attempt to reschedule a performance or gladly transfer a reservation to an alternate performance within the school year.  Refunds will only be issued in the event of a cancellation by the Folly Theater.