Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland Est. Prior to 1930

1228 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105, United States

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Located in downtown Kansas City, the Midland's main theatre provides a unique event space.
A short walk from the convention center and 5 major hotels, the Midland offers guests a glimpse of the elegant and exciting 1920s, while enjoying the modern amenities of today.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Theatre
Views
Cityscape
Skyline
Street
Style
Classic
Elegant
Ornate
Sophisticated
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Located in downtown Kansas City, the Midland's main theatre provides a unique event space, blending historic elegance with modern AV and professional production capabilities. The theatre is well known for its over 500,000 feet of gold leaf, five giant hand-cut crystal chandeliers, irreplaceable art objects, and spectacular wood and plasterwork.

The event space features:

  • Customizable tiered main floor to accommodate small to large events
    Seated dinner for up to 650 people
    Cocktail reception for up to 1,500 people
    In-house professional production team (sound, light & video technicians)
    Production manager to assist with bringing your program or meeting vision to reality.
    In-House concert quality sound system, microphones, podium
    Built-in Stage
    In-House theatrical lighting system, with multiple lighting designs, colors, scenes and changes during events.
    Dance floor, 1,700 sq ft.
    In-house 37’x19’ Video Screen and projector
    In-house event planner for turn-key events
    16 monitors for digital signage
    Beautiful building marquee with video board message
    Full bar service and staffing
    Complimentary 60” round banquet tables, chairs, high cocktail tables and 6’ tables
    6,000 sq ft. Grand lobby and Mezzanine areas for cocktail receptions, silent auctions, exhibitor space
    Complimentary secure client Wi-Fi
    Additional event space for smaller groups includes the beautiful Chandelier Bar and Ink Live Lounge showcasing dramatic views of the city.
    Convenient and affordable garage parking options
    Two blocks from the Kansas City Convention Center, and located within the Kansas City Power & Light District
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

AV Technicians and Union Stagehands are additional and pending event needs. Sound & Lighting Technicians - $850, Union Stagehands - starting at $1625. 
Optional on-stage 37’x19’ video screen, projector & video technician - $1650
Bartenders - $50/hr/bartender
Housekeeping - Flat $500
4 Security, Elevator Operator and Emergency Medical Technician - Flat $500
Tax - 10.6%, additional 2% on beverage and food
Service Charge - 21% on all items except tax

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
630
Buffet
N/A
Standing
1500
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
This historic Kansas City treasure is located in the heart of downtown, surrounded by the new KC Power and Light Entertainment District. A short walk from the convention center and 5 major hotels, the Midland offers guests a glimpse of the elegant and exciting 1920s, while enjoying the modern amenities of today.
Design:
Built by Marcus Loew in 1927, the theater was the third largest in the United States at that time, surpassed only by two NYC theaters. It was designed in French and Italian Baroque styles, and the theatre still boasts much of the original design including over 500,000 feet of gold leaf, five giant Czechoslovakian hand-cut crystal chandeliers, spectacular wood and plasterwork and a room made entirely of Tiffany glass tiles. The theater was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Standout Venue Features:
As a concert venue as well, all private events have the benefit of utilizing the full house production capabilities and in-house professional production team to take your AV beyond amazing! The same team that produces shows for some of the best-known artists work with you to ensure excellent and impactful programs, ceremonies and entertainment. 
Extra Perks:
All day access for setup, no time limit or additional cost
(56) 60" banquet rounds, (1200) theatre chairs, (15) high cocktail tables, (20) 6' tables, velvet rope and stanchion
Secure WiFi and Internet
Rotating marquee message on front building video board
In-house Digital Signage (16 monitors) for client provided loop located throughout Lobby, Bar, all event space
Built-In 47'x 28' Stage, Black Drapes and Legs 
Built-In Theatrical House Lighting System, and uplighting
Built-In Concert Quality Sound System, Includes use of owned microphones
Celebration Locations
Chandelier Bar:
On the top floor of the Theatre, the Chandelier Bar overlooks the balcony with intimate views of the immaculate architecture and original chandelier.
- Max Capacity: 100
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