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Folly Theater

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The Folly Theater is a beautiful historic theater which first opened September 23, 1900 and has an amazing history. Her walls echoed with the sounds of laughter at Marx Brothers antics, cheers for Gypsy Rose Lee and Fanny Brice, and thunderous applause for Al Jolson. It was slated for demolition in 1973 but saved by concerned citizen.Re-opened in 1981, the Folly is again a world-class theater. Her exterior is a marvel, her interior comfortable and elegant. Her acoustics have been compared to Carnegie Hall. We produce The Folly Jazz Series, Folly Kids Series and Cyprus Avenue Live at the Folly.Tours of the theater are available upon request by contacting the administrative office.The Folly does not have its own parking lot. Some street parking is available surrounding the building. There are also parking garages directly next to The Folly and across the street under Barney Allis Plaza between Central St and Wyandotte.

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300 W. 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
General Interest Info
This Facility Is In The National Register Of Historic Places