Historic Jayhawk Theatre

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JAYHAWK THEATRE

Experience the historic theater with our upcoming events. From live music to film showings, we’ve got it all!

Take a tour and fall in love with the aesthetic of this beautiful theater which is available to rent for your next special occasion or business event. 

Built in 1926 to be a motion picture cinema, the Jayhawk is brimming with rich history. The theater closed in 1976. Over the past few years the desire to restore the theater has grown. Learn about it here.

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Covid-19 Information

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.
  • The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to wear a mask, frequent hand washing and maintain social distancing between you and others.
  • The recent pandemic has changed how events take place. Safety measures have been enhanced for our patrons, artists, volunteers and staff members.
  • We are monitoring Kansas and Shawnee County guidelines, recommendations and mandates. Masks are currently required to enter and are available at the door.
  • There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any place where people gather. By entering the venue, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Historic Jayhawk Theatre