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Inspire – Invest in young minds and watch the magic unfold. Your contribution enables us to provide education-enriching professional children’s theater productions to thousands of students, including those underserved Title I schools.

Connect – The Folly fosters artistic diversity, forging connections between audiences and performances, from ballet’s grace to jazz’s soul to comedy’s laughter. Your support empowers us to showcase extraordinary artists and strengthen our diverse community.

Transcend – Experience the power of performance and create memories in our timeless space. Beyond our acclaimed Folly Jazz, Americana, Lounge, and Kids’ Series, we provide a platform for countless art groups to shine.

Applaud – Our theater thrives thanks to our exceptional volunteers! Your gift sustains this dedicated team, showcasing your appreciation for their excellent service.

Give – Ticket sales, grants, and foundations cover less than 70% of our operational costs. Please donate today.

Your generous support makes Folly Theater programming possible.

Support the Folly experience today. Your generosity will ensure the Folly’s intimate performances are available to audiences now and for years to come. Please give generously.  Your tax-deductible contribution will help maintain the Folly for future generations to enjoy.

Consider being a monthly donor! A recurring gift of $10, $20, $50, $100, or another amount helps maintain our historic building and create performance memories year-round! Want more information? Contact Brian Williams at 816-768-6886 or

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Seat Naming Campaign

Arts supporters: Put your name down in history! Announcing the Folly’s Seat Naming Campaign! As a part of our endowment efforts, which has surpassed $2.5 million thus far, this initiative allows individuals and companies to write their name down in history (and metal) and show their support of the Folly Theater and the growth of the arts in Kansas City. We have a bit to go to reach our second phase goal of five million dollars, but that can be done with your support!

A Folly Theater seat, inscribed with your name, a loved one’s name, your business, or in memoriam, creates a lasting legacy. Your tax-deductible contribution to name a seat will be celebrated by family, friends, peers, and the community. Most importantly, your contribution ensures the sustainability of the Folly to serve many generations yet to come.

Ready to put your name down in Kansas City history as a pillar of society? Give us a call! Reach out to Brian Williams, Director of Development, by phone at 816-768-6886 ext. 102 or email him. He will gladly walk you through the process, your options, and even tour the seats with you so you know where your seat will sit in history.

You can also download the full booklet of information here. If you already know the section you want (broken down in the map below), fill out this form and email it to Brian Williams,, or mail it to 1020 Central Street STE 200, Kansas City, MO 64105. Brian will contact you soon to start the process.

Below is the map of seats and commitment level for each section.


The Folly Theater’s legacy is only possible through the generous donations of our donors and patrons. Through community and individual giving, the Folly continues to thrive as Kansas City’s oldest theater. The Folly will continue to showcase artists and productions that enrich the lives of Kansas Citians and will be more than gracious to receive monies in support of this effort.