Arts Education

School & Family Events

Hannah the Hippo and Ollie puppets

Arts Education

'Helpful Hannah Hippo – Don’t Give Up' with StoneLion Puppet Theatre

September 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024 | Time determined by teachers/groups
Virtual or in-person workshop, or in-person performance

What If Puppets Digital Educational Series

Arts Education

'In the Workshop' presented by What If Puppets (formerly Paul Mesner Puppets)

February 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024 | 45-minute live puppetry-based workshop (during dates listed) and asynchronous digital resource

a hand holds a cutout of a monster character and holds it next to a drawing of two children characters

Midwest Trust Center Series

Manual Cinema Presents 'Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster'

10 a.m. (school show) and 6 p.m. (public show) Friday, September 13, 2024 | Yardley Hall

Justin Roberts holding brightly colored paper crafts in the shapes of instruments. He is standing against a bright blue background.

Midwest Trust Center Series

MTC Kids Jam – Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players

11 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2024 | Polsky Theatre

Three actors in black pose with a skull for a studio portrait against a dark backdrop.

Midwest Trust Center Series

Hotel Elsinore

Wednesday and Thursday, October 16, 2024 - October 17, 2024 | Polsky Theatre

Sonia De Los Santos sits on a chair in a large, striped, colorful skirt. She is holding a guitar-like instrument and smiling.

Arts Education

Sonia De Los Santos 'A Celebration of Latin America'

10 a.m. Friday, October 25, 2024 | Polsky Theatre

Sonia De Los Santos stands against a beige background, and smiles while holding a guitar. She is wearing a floral dress.

Midwest Trust Center Series

MTC Kids Jam – Sonia De Los Santos

11 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2024 | Polsky Theatre

A parrot puppet and a parrot drawing next to the logo for What If Puppets

Midwest Trust Center Series

What If Puppets 'Shiver Me Paintbrush: A Pirate's Adventure in Art'

Wednesday-Saturday, December 4, 2024 - December 7, 2024 | Polsky Theatre

Krista Tatschl Eyler smiles while holding a guitar. She is standing against an orange background.

Midwest Trust Center Series

MTC Kids Jam – Funky Mama

11 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2025 | Polsky Theatre

Six members of Hiplet Ballerinas of Chicago pose on stage with one arm raised in the air. They are wearing black and the stage is foggy.

Midwest Trust Center Series

Hiplet Ballerinas

10 a.m. (school show) and 7:30 p.m. (public show) Friday, January 24, 2025 | Yardley Hall

Hero: the boy from troy a new musical about young John Lewis. Book by Nambie E. Kelley. Music and Lyrics by Joe Plummer.

Arts Education

'Hero: The Boy From Troy'

10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2025 | Yardley Hall

Pierce Freelon smiles and dances in front of a bright orange background.

Midwest Trust Center Series

MTC Kids Jam – Pierce Freelon

11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2025 | Polsky Theatre

illustration of a unicorn silhouette and a ring with the words Maya and the Magic Ring next to the logo for the Lyric Opera KC. Also includes the words An Opera for Families, Music by Lori Laitman, Libretto by Dana Gioia

Midwest Trust Center Series

Lyric Opera of Kansas City 'Maya and the Magic Ring'

Thursday-Sunday, March 27, 2025 - March 30, 2025 | Polsky Theatre

circus performers pose on stage with the words Omnium A Bold New Circus

Midwest Trust Center Series

Omnium Circus 'I'm Possible'

10 a.m. (school show) and 7 p.m. (public show) Friday, April 11, 2025 | Yardley Hall

performers on stage - a woman carrying a basket walks past three other people, two of whom are standing holding baskets and another who is on her knees with arms outstretched

Midwest Trust Center Series

'The Pa'akai We Bring'

Friday and Saturday, April 25, 2025 - April 26, 2025 | Yardley Hall

Collage of portraits and a film poster featuring a shark in the ocean

Midwest Trust Center Series

esk and Silverback Films present 'Our Planet Live – A Netflix Documentary Series' with Dan Tapster

Thursday and Friday, May 1, 2025 - May 2, 2025 | Polsky Theatre

Ben Gundersheimer on stage with a guitar and a banner behind him that reads Mister G

Midwest Trust Center Series

MTC Kids Jam – Mister G

11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2025 | Polsky Theatre