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Originally opened in 1912, the historic Gem Theater is the main performance venue of the 18th & Vine Historic District. Behind its full restored facade and trademark neon marquee is a completely new 500-seat theater, as well as several distinctive meeting rooms and gathering areas. The Gem is equipped with concert-quality digital sound and LED dimmable theatre lighting systems. 

 

For Gem rental FAQs, click here

For Gem itemized costs, click here

 

 

Recommended uses:

  • Focused lighting
  • Training sessions
  • Board retreats
  • Live panel discussions
  • Presentation ceremonies
  • Concerts, films, and stage plays

Details:

  • 4,440 square feet of venue space
  • 500 seat house (550 with temporary seating)
  • Stage dimensions: 60' W x 40' D
  • Three dressing rooms with restrooms (31 stations total)
  • Green room
  • Freight elevator load-in

Please email rentals@kcjazz.org with any questions or to reserve your event! 

 

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backstage areas: dressing room, green room