We have told you about a plethora of artistic opportunities for adults in KC. From community theater to local choirs + art studios, we have you covered. Today, we’re shifting gears to our city’s future: the kids.
There is no lack of exposure to the arts for kiddos in KC — let us paint you a picture.
Theater for Young America | This organization introduces kids to the world of theater + offers an accessible and inclusive experience for all.
KC SuperStar | The high school singing competition gives out $22,000+ in scholarships to 10 finalists “American Idol” style.
Allegro KC | This group is all about enriching the lives of young vocalists through choral education and live performances.
Children’s Performing Theatre of Independence, MO | Kiddos ages 5-15 can participate in a variety of plays, like “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”
Stage Right Performing Arts | From show choirs to musicals and even summer camps, this organization is a one-stop shop for your arts-loving little one.
Educational programs + camps
Lyric Opera KC | The education and community engagement is abundant at the Lyric Opera with productions for kids like “Listen, Wilhelmina!” — an interactive children’s opera told from the perspective of three wombats exploring the art form.
JCCC Youth Enrichment Program | Children in grades 3-12 can explore outside their normal classroom curriculum with classes like “Music Technology,” “Pencils to Paintbrushes,” and “Illustrator 101.”
Kansas City Young Audiences | From visiting schools to hosting various art classes + camps at the Midtown facility, KCYA has your kiddo covered.
Storybook Theatre | Kids ages 4-18 can grow up with monologue classes, one act productions, and various summer camps here.
Shining Stars | This one’s for the littles. These weekly preschool classes encourage creative dramatic play from the start.