The Madrid Theatre is a beautifully renovated, multi-purpose theatre that has been home to hundreds of weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, and concerts since its opening in 1926.
Rich in history since its inception, the Madrid Theatre has been the home base to several different businesses. What started out as a Spanish revival-style silent movie house boomed until the 30’s when billionaire tycoon, Howard Hughes, bought it up and ran it as a full movie house for the next decade.
In 1944, the theatre closed and sat idle until the 50’s, when it was purchased, gutted, and resuscitated as a storage warehouse.
It wasn’t until 1983 when Victor Patti had the vision of restoring this architectural artwork to its original grandeur and purchased it with that intention. Although investor funds weren’t raised until 1995, and it took five years to negotiate and jump through logistical hoops, by the beginning of 2000, the hard work was well underway. At long last, in 2001, 75 years after its grand opening, the Madrid Theatre reopened its doors to the public.
The Madrid Theatre has been proudly hosting weddings, galas, concerts, fundraisers, and corporate events ever since. In fact, it’s their pleasure to add a little touch of history to your special evening.
Centrally located between the Plaza, Westport, and Crown Center, the theatre is in the heart of Kansas City. And with a close parking lot, street, and valet parking for some events, you’ll never have to worry about finding a parking spot.
Top Right Photo: Lindsay J.C. Lack Photo Studio
I love this venue! It's the perfect intimate theater in Kansas City. Great sightlines, excellent acoustics, and super friendly staff. They even have more parking than they used to. I have seen somewhere around 50 shows here and it always amazing. I think they mainly do wedding receptions and private events and I bet it's perfect for that just like it is for concerts.
We have done our company holiday party at the Madrid Theater for the past 3 years. They are fantastic to work with and have a beautiful historic venue. We enjoyed working with Missy and they treated us fantastic.
We ADORE the Madrid. You can't beat the theater look, the history, the amazing stage, and the marquee out front with your names on it. It's a perfect spot for a wedding!
The Madrid Theatre was the perfect venue for our wedding. We had a guest list of 350 and wanted to accommodate in downtown Kansas City. The Madrid had enough room to have the wedding and ceremony in one location which was important to us. The venue is so beautiful - there is so much natural decor we did not have a lot of extra decorating to do.
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