The Folly Theater

The Folly Theater




In 1900, by the glow of gas street lamps, men in top hats and women in high-button shoes arrive in horse-drawn carriages for the grand opening of Kansas City’s newest theater, the Standard.  The theater was as breathtakingly beautiful as she is today.

For the next seven decades, through numerous changes in name and ownership, the Folly built a rich and colorful history.  Her walls echoed with the sounds of laughter at Marx Brothers antics, cheers for Gypsy Rose Lee and Fanny Brice, and

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The Folly Theater

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


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Accessibility Information


There is a parking garage next to the theater that is not owned by the theater. Parking is generally $8 for Folly patrons, barring any large, downtown Kansas City events.


The box office is open from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. The Box Office/Business Office is located at:

1020 Central, Ste 200
Kansas City, MO 64105


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