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Folly Theater, Kansas City

Folly Theater, Kansas City

First Opened: 23rd September 1900 (123 years ago)

Former Names: Standard Theatre, Century Theater, Shubert’s Missouri

Website: follytheater.org Open website in new window

Telephone: (816) 474-4444 Call (816) 474-4444

Address: 300 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64105 Show address in Google Maps (new window)

The Folly Theater opened as a vaudeville and burlesque theatre in 1900 and is immortalized by being the first theater where Gypsy Rose Lee performed burlesque, as well as being referred to as the burlesque theatre in the song “Kansas City” from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”.

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