* Contact the Greater Hutchinson Convention/Visitors Bureau for details at
620-662-3391.

Facility Room Theater Banquet Food Service
Airport Steak House
1100 Airport Road
620-662-4281
Banquet Room   50 On-site
Anchor Inn Mexican Restaurant
128 South Main
620-669-0311
Banquet Room   150 On-site
Carey Park
1800 South Plum
620-694-1900
Homebuilders Shelter 175 120 Catered
Dillon Nature Center
3002 East 30th
620-663-7411
Meeting Room 75 50 Catered
Elmdale Community Center
400 East Avenue E
620-663-6170
Banquet Room
Meeting Room
175
30
125
30
Catered
Catered
Fairfield Inn & Suites
1111 North Lorraine
620-259-8787
Meeting Room 60 60 Catered
Fox Theatre
18 East 1st
620-663-5861
Main Level
Balcony
355
866
  Catered
Catered
Gambino's Pizza Meeting Room 45 60 On-site
310 South Main        
South Hutchinson        
620-663-9200        
Grand Slam Sports Bar Dining Room 20 30 On-site
(Inside Atrium Hotel & Conferece Center)        
1400 North Lorraine        
620-669-9311        
Holiday Inn Express Board Room  12    Catered 
911 Porter         
 620-259-8656        
Hope & Life Center Meeting Room   75 Catered
400 South Main        
 620-727-3308        
Hutchinson Community Walnut 75 17 On-site
College Student Union Parker Alumni   25 On-site
(On HCC Campus) Nunemaker   50 On-site
1300 North Plum Blue Dragon   100 On-site
620-665-3500        
Highlands Golf Club Banquet Room 65 200 Catered
922 Crazy Horse Drive Grill 65 50 Catered
620-663-8396        
Comfort Inn & Suites Plaza I   50 Catered
1601 Super Plaza Plaza II   50 Catered
620-669-5200 Plaza I & Plaza II   100 Catered
Hutchinson Career & Event Center 200 200 Catered
Technical Education Classrooms 20-40   Catered
Academy        
(On Hutchinson High School Campus)        
800 15th Circle        
620-615-4122        
Hutchinson High School Auditorium 750   N/A
1400 North Severance Professional Learning 75   Catered
620-615-4100 Salthawk Activity Ctr 2,500   Catered
Hutchinson Public Library Auditorium 100   Catered
901 North Main Room I 8   Catered
620-663-5441 Room II 18   Catered
Hutchinson Zoo Binner Room 100 80 Catered
(In Carey Park)        
620-694-2693        
Kansas Cosmosphere Board Room 18   Catered
1100 North Plum Banquet Room 200 150 Catered
620-665-9340 Observation Deck   50 Catered
  Discovery Classroom 150 100 Catered
  Lobby   300 Catered
  Full Facility   500 Catered
STRATACA Stratadome   200 Catered
3650 East Avenue G        
620-662-1425        
Knights of Columbus Banquet Room   175 Catered
1200 West 15th        
620-728-2907        
Memorial Hall Main Hall 2,334   N/A
101 South Walnut Floor   700 Catered
620-694-1900 First Balcony 1,088   N/A
  Second Balcony 584   N/A
Moose Lodge #982 Ballroom   300 Catered
1401 East 1st Dining Room   300 Catered
620-663-4281        
Plaza Grill Banquet Room   120 On-site
1515 South Main Small Banquet Rm   60  
620-669-1337        
Plaza Towers Ballroom 225 225 On-site
17 East 2nd        
620-663-3341        
Penwell-Gabel* Community Room   50 Catered
300 East 30th        
620-662-1201        
Quality Inn Meeting Room A 60 40 Catered
11 Des Monies        
South Hutchinson        
620-663-4444        
Atrium Hotel & Conference Endeavor I 500 375 On-site
Center Endeavor II 500 375 On-site
1400 North Lorraine Endeavor III 500 375 On-site
620-669-9311 Apollo I 200 120 On-site
  Apollo II 200 120 On-site
  Apollo III 200 120 On-site
  Ambassador 125 100 On-site
  Mercury 75 50 On-site
  Gemini 40 25 On-site
Reno County Museum Houston Whiteside 150 50 Catered
100 South Walnut        
620-662-1184        
Rice Park Community Building Shelter House   80 Catered
44 Swarens        
620-694-1900        
Shears Technology Center Technology Theater 108   On-site
(On HCC Campus)        
1300 North Plum        
620-665-3550        
Sirloin Stockade Banquet Room   80 On-site
1526 East 17th        
620-663-5951        
Sports Arena Arena 6,800   On-site
(On HCC Campus) Arena Floor 400 800 On-site
720 East 11th Small Meeting I 25   On-site
620-665-3590 Small Meeting II 25   On-site
Stringer Fine Arts Center B.J. Warner Hall 445   N/A
(On HCC Campus) Gallery Theater   200 On-site
1300 North Plum        
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Latest News

Prairie Dunes Set to Host 114th Trans-Miss Amateur

Jul 6, 2017

HUTCHINSON, Kan.—Widely considered one of the best inland golf courses in America, Prairie Dunes Country Club will play host to the 114th Trans-Miss Amateur Championship. Set for July 10-13, the Trans-Miss Amateur this year features another world-class field as the event moves from last summer’s fog and cool temperatures at The Olympic Club in San Francisco to the strong winds and stifling heat of the Midwest.

“A little bit of Scotland in the Land

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Volunteers Needed for the Trans-Mississippi Golf Championship

Jun 28, 2017

For the sixth time in its 114-year history, the Trans-Mississippi Amateur Golf Championship will come to Hutchinson and Prairie Dunes Country Club, July 10-13, 2017. 

As with other major golf events that Hutchinson has hosted, there is a need for volunteers to make this championship successful.  Currently, the event organizers are seeking 150 volunteers willing to help in various areas of the championship. The following are areas that need to be filled by

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STRATACA TO BE CLOSED JUNE 29-JULY 4

Jun 27, 2017

Museum Attraction to be closed to the public for equipment maintenance.

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – June 24, 2017 – Strataca announced today that the facility will be temporarily closed for preventative equipment maintenance beginning Thursday, June 29. The museum is expected to reopen on Wednesday, July 5.

“It is unfortunate we will have to close for a few days, but with our busy summer schedule, we believed it wa

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National African American RV Association Bringing Rally To Hutchinson

Jun 16, 2017

The National African American RVers’ Association, Inc. wishes to inform you of the 25th Anniversary of the Annual National Camp Rally at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas, July 16-23, 2017. The National African American RVers’ Association, Inc., is also known by the acronym, NAARVA. The members of NAARVA’s Central Region are hosting this year’s National Camp Rally and they are excited about bringing the Ral

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An Odd Couple arrives at Stage 9

Jun 2, 2017

Hutchinson, Kan. – Stage 9 announces the opening of its fourth production of the 2017 season, The Odd Couple [Female Version]. Performances will be June 22-24, 2017 and June 29 – July 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on June 25 and July 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  Stage 9 is located at 9 S. Main, Hutchinson, Kansas.

In The Odd Couple [Female Version], slovenly, easy-going Olive Madison is pitted against her roommate, the neat,

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Hutchinson to Host 2018 American Yankee Association Annual Convention and Fly-in

Jun 1, 2017

HUTCHINSON, KS – The International Grumman Pilots Association, a division of the American Yankee Association (AYA), Board of Directors voted for Hutchinson to be the host of their 2018 annual convention.  The convention will take place at the Hutchinson Regional Airport and other attractions around the Hutchinson community.

“This is an exciting event to bring to the Hutchinson Airport and the community.  We have been working with the associati

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Chris Parker named new NJCAA Executive Director

May 10, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The NJCAA – the governing body of two-year college athletics based in Colorado Springs, Colorado – has announced the hiring of Dr. Christopher J. Parker as its new executive director beginning July 17, 2017. Parker will replace Mary Ellen Leicht, who announced in August of 2016 that the 2016-17 NJCAA season would be her last after 28 years of service to the association.

“During our national search for a new executiv

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National Travel and Tourism Week Kicks Off May 7

May 5, 2017

During the first full week in May, communities in Kansas unite to showcase the impact of travel to policymakers, business leaders and local media with rallies, events and other activities.  As part of the 34th Annual National Travel and Tourism Week, the Greater Hutchinson CVB is shining the spotlight on the people behind the nations travel industry with the “Faces Of Travel” campaign. 

The Kansas Travel Office has taken it one step further, a

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Prairie Dunes to Host the 114th Trans-Mississippi Amateur Championship

Apr 17, 2017

For the sixth time in its 114 year history, the Trans-Mississippi Amateur Golf Championship will come to Hutchinson and Prairie Dunes Country Club, July 10-13, 2017.  The championship is comprised of 144 amateur men’s golfers who will compete in 72 holes of stroke play during the four day event. 

“Prairie Dunes is honored to be partnering with the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association to welcome the 114th Championsh

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Big 12 Golf Championship Returns to Prairie Dunes Country Club

Apr 13, 2017

The 2017 Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship will be played in Hutchinson, at Prairie Dunes Country Club April 24-26th.  This year marks the 21st Annual Big 12 Golf Championship and the 12th time that Hutchinson has hosted.  The 10 teams of the Big 12 will arrive prior to the championship start for a practice round at Prairie Dunes on Sunday, April 23rd. 

“Prairie Dunes is a fantastic course and has great history in hosting this championship,

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Kansas State Fairgrounds to Host American Maine-Anjou and Chianina National Junior Show

Apr 12, 2017

 

The American Junior Maine-Anjou Association (AJMAA) and the American Junior Chianina Association (AJCA) will host the 2017 Maine-Anjou/Chianina Junior Show in Hutchinson, KS for the first time in June. 

The seven day show will bring over 550 head of cattle, nearly 400 youth exhibitors and their families from across the country.

“The goal of both the AJMAA & AJCA is to provide opportunities that

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‘The Tournament’ Announces New Championship Website

Mar 6, 2017

Hutchinson, KS—The American Legion Lysle Rishel Post #68, in partnership with the NJCAA, announced the launch of a new website for ‘The Tournament’ - www.NJCAAHutchTourney.com.  The website is the latest announcement in tournament upgrades, after a new, rebranded logo was unveiled last fall.  The championship website was created by PrestoSports, the official website partner of the NJCAA. 

Features of the new website include content

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All-American Junior Sheep Show Will Return to Hutchinson in 2019

Feb 28, 2017

Five years after the Kansas Sheep Association hosted the All-American Junior Sheep Show (AAJS) at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, they will once again converge on Hutchinson in 2019.  The board of directors recently voted to return to Hutchinson for the 26th annual show, July 4-7, 2019, with nearly 2,000 head of sheep and 350 junior exhibitors expected to be in attendance.  Exhibitors are expected from around 25 states, from Oregon in the west to Pennsylvania and M

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Kansas Kiwanis Mid-Winter Conference Coming to Hutchinson

Feb 23, 2017

 

HUTCHINSON, KS-- Kiwanis members from across the state of Kansas will converge in Hutchinson, March 3 & 4, for the annual Mid-Winter conference at the Atrium Hotel & Conference Center.  Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.  Area Kiwanis members & clubs from Hutchinson and Buhler are the official hosts for the weekend events.&nb

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Kansas Bowhunters Association to host 44th Annual State Convention in Hutchinson

Feb 23, 2017

Hutchinson, KS- Join the Kansas Bowhunters Association for their 44th annual State Convention and Banquet in Hutchinson, KS Feb. 24th-26th. If you have a passion for bowhunting, bowfishing, archery, outdoor gear and products, photography, paintings, arts and crafts, custom made knives, bows, antlers, wildlife or taxidermy you won’t want to miss this fun filled action packed weekend.  The convention & banquet will take place at the Atrium Hotel & Conferen

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Exciting Change to Stage 9’s 2017 Season

Feb 10, 2017

Stage 9: On Broadway! opens March 3rd

Hutchinson, Kan. – Stage 9 is pleased to announce an exciting change to our 2017 Season.  Our production of Time Stands Still originally scheduled for February 23-26 and March 2-5 has been replaced by our very first musical review, Stage 9: On Broadway!  There will be three performances only for this exciting production, Friday–Sunday, March 3-5, 2017.

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KCAC Moving Volleyball Championships to New Home in Hutchinson

Jan 31, 2017

 

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) and the Greater Hutchinson Convention/Visitors Bureau (Hutchinson CVB) are excited to announce two new events coming to the Hutchinson Sports Arena in 2017. The inaugural KCAC mid-season Fall Fling will take place Oct. 13-14, 2017 and the KCAC Volleyball Conference Championship will be held Nov. 9-11, 2017.

"The renovations and updates to the Hutchinson Sp

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CVB UNVEILS NEW NJCAA VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP LOGO AND WEBSITE

Jan 23, 2017

Hutchinson, KS- The Greater Hutchinson Convention/Visitors Bureau (CVB)—host of the NJCAA DI Volleyball Championship—today proudly unveiled the event’s official logo as well as announced the launch of the website and social media platforms for the championship, which will take place in Hutchinson, Kansas, November 16-18, 2017.

The primary logo was produced in partnership with the NJCAA and design

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Stage 9 Announces 2017 Season Schedule

Jan 11, 2017

Hutchinson, Kan. – After a tumultuous election season and with the hopeful promise of a new year, Stage 9 is proud to announce its exciting 2017 Season.  From a Pulitzer Prize winning American classic to a ground-breaking musical, Stage 9’s 2017 Season teems with depth and variety.

On January 21 and 22, 2017, Stage 9 peers in on the residents of Grover’s Corners  in a special, staged reading production of P

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"Our Town" Coming to Stage 9

Jan 5, 2017

STAGE 9 Welcomes You to OUR TOWN – January 21 & 22, 2017

Hutchinson, Kan. – Stage 9 opens its 2017 season with a special production of the classic drama by Thornton Wilder, Our Town. Stage 9 presents a staged reading of the classic Our Town for two performances only, Saturday, January 21 at 7:30  p.m. and Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m. Performances will be at the theatre at 9 S. Main, Hutchinson, Kansas.

Bri

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Dead Man's Cell Phone Coming to Stage 9

Nov 21, 2016

DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE DIALS IN AT STAGE 9 DECEMBER 8-11 AND DECEMBER 15-18, 2016

Hutchinson, Kan. –  Stage 9 will perform Dead Man’s Cell Phone, the fourth and final production of its 100th Anniversary Season, December 8–11 and again December 15-18, 2016 at Stage 9, located at 9 S. Main in Hutchinson’s downtown business district.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone is a quirky, dark comedy written by Sarah Ruhl. It premiered in 20

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Cosmosphere's Dr. Goddard's Lab Reopens

Oct 25, 2016

A newly renovated Dr. Goddard’s Lab opened to the public yesterday, Oct 24, at the Cosmosphere. The lab closed in late August to undergo a number of updates. Some of the new features of the space include:

     • Completely renovated audience and presentation areas
     • Upgraded lighting with new fiber-optic star field
     • Installation of IP cameras to allow for remote presentation

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Alpaca & Llama Show of Champions Grand Nationals to be in Hutchinson

Oct 24, 2016

The 19th Annual Alpaca & Llama Show Association is proud to bring the Show of Champions Grand Nationals to the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas.  The show will be held at the Expo Center Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30, 2016.  State champions from across the country will be competing for the Champion Of Champion’s title.

The show is free and open to the public beginning Friday at 7:30a.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 7

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New Logo Unveiled for NJCAA DI Men's Basketball Championship

Oct 6, 2016

New Logo for NJCAA DI Men's Basketball Championship Unveiled

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The NJCAA – the nation’s premier governing body for two-year collegiate athletics – today unveiled a new and revamped logo for its Division I Men’s Basketball Championship hosted in Hutchinson, Kansas, since 1949 and affectionately known as ‘The Tournament’. 

The logo redesign for ‘The Tourna

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Talking Tombstones Date Set for October 15, 2016

Oct 3, 2016

STAGE 9’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER TALKING TOMBSTONES – OCTOBER 15, 2016

Hutchinson, Kan. – Stage 9 will hold its annual fundraising event, Talking Tombstones, on October 15, 2016, featuring actors who portray dearly departed residents of Hutchinson and Reno County, whose spirits reside at Eastside Cemetery. There will be two performances, 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

As a special celebration of Stage 9’s 100th Anniversary and the 10th Anniversa

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GET READY FOR SOME NUNSENSE COMING TO STAGE 9

Sep 21, 2016

GET READY FOR SOME NUNSENSE  COMING TO STAGE 9

SEPTEMBER 22-25 & SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 2

Hutchinson, Kan. –  Stage 9 announces the arrival of the Little Sisters of Hoboken in Nunsense, the musical! a musical comedy by Dan Goggin. They will be blessing Hutchinson with their divine singing and dancing on September 22-25 and again September 29-October 2, 2016 at Stage 9, located at 9 S. Main in Hutchins

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Cox Media Mobile360 Digital

Aug 31, 2016

When viewed on any mobile device within Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, a visitor can "tap" for attractions, "tap" for video, or "tap" for Virtual Visitor's Guide.  All three of these locations link the visitor directly to their preferred location on visithutch.com. 

Click here to view all options of the Cox Digital Media ad. 

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Cox Media Mobile360 Digital

Aug 15, 2016

When viewed on any mobile device within Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, a visitor can "tap" for attractions, "tap" for video, or "tap" for Virtual Visitor's Guide.  All three of these locations link the visitor directly to their preferred location on visithutch.com. 

Click here to view all options of the Cox Digital Media ad. 

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Greater Tuna Opening at Stage 9

Jul 18, 2016

STAGE 9’s FUNDRAISER, REPRISAL OF HILARIOUS GREATER TUNA, OPENS AUGUST 4

Hutchinson, Kan. –  Stage 9 announces the triumphant return of one its most beloved productions, Greater Tuna, for a one-weekend-only fundraising event, August 4 – August 7. Stage 9 board members Stephen Mills and Denny Vick will be reprising their roles in the hilarious comedy, Greater Tuna, sponsored by longtime supporters Mert Sellers and R

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HUTCHINSON TO BE HOME TO ANOTHER NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT

Apr 11, 2016

HUTCHINSON TO BE HOME TO ANOTHER NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Board of Directors voted unanimously today for Hutchinson to be the home of the NJCAA Division I Volleyball Championship, beginning in November 2017 through November 2019.  “We are thrilled to have been awarded this championship event for the next three years, which will

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UNRULY PLANT INVADES STAGE 9 AND HUTCHINSON BEGINNING APRIL 21

Apr 10, 2016

UNRULY PLANT INVADES STAGE 9 AND HUTCHINSON BEGINNING APRIL 21 

Hutchinson, Kan. – The misbehaved plant, Audrey II, prepares to invade Stage 9 in Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s diabolical and botanical romp, Little Shop of Horrors.  Performances will take place April 21 to 23 and April 28 to 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm and at 2:00 pm on April 24 and May 1, 2016 at Stage 9 at 9 South Main in downtown Hutchinson.

Mr.

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Stage 9 Announces Performance Reschedule

Feb 18, 2016

RAUCOUS COMEDY TOUR DE FORCE OF THE BARD RESCHEDULES PERFORMANCES AT STAGE 9

Hutchinson, Kan. – With a month delay due to an injury in the cast, Stage 9 continues its 100th Anniversary Season with the opening of its first mainstage production, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged].  Performances will take place March 3 to 5 and March 10 to 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm and at 2:00 pm on March 6 and 13, 2016 at Stage 9 at 9 South Main in downto

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STAGE 9 LIVE! HOSTS POPULAR WICHITA MUSICIAN COLLECTIVE

Feb 18, 2016

STAGE 9 LIVE! HOSTS POPULAR WICHITA MUSICIAN COLLECTIVE

Hutchinson, Kan. –  Stage 9’s popular fundraising concert series, Stage 9 Live! returns on February 27, 2016 with The Mischief Makers.  The cost of Stage 9 Live! is $25 per person.  The show begins at 8:30 p.m.

The Mischief Makers is a group of amazing musicians assembled for your listening pleasure. It is composed of Nikki Moddelmog, Dennis H

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NJCAA to Keep The Tournament in Hutchinson for Next 25 Years

Feb 1, 2016

NJCAA to Keep The Tournament in Hutchinson for Next 25 Years

The NJCAA, the national governing body of two-year college athletics, and the American Legion Lysle Rishel Post No. 68 are set to sign a 25-year contract that solidifies the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship at the Hutchinson Sports Arena until 2041. Hutchinson has been the home to the NJCAA’s premier basketball championship since 1949 and the event is

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RAUCOUS COMEDY TOUR DE FORCE OF THE BARD ARRIVES FEBRUARY 4 AT STAGE 9

Jan 20, 2016

Stage 9 continues its 100th Anniversary Season with the opening of its first mainstage production, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged].  Performances will take place February 4 to 6 and February 11 to 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm and at 2:00 pm on February 7 and 14, 2016 at Stage 9 at 9 South Main in Downtown Hutchinson.

 

An irreverent, fast-paced romp, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged] makes its triumphant return as on

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HUTCHINSON THEATRE GUILD TO REBRAND AS STAGE 9 FOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY

Nov 11, 2015

Effective November 16, 2015, the Hutchinson Theatre Guild will retire its current brand and begin anew as Stage 9 just in time for its 100th Anniversary.  While the Hutchinson Theatre Guild will continue to be registered as the 501(c)3 non-profit organization operating Stage 9, the Guild’s name will be dropped out of public use. 

 

Stage 9 is no stranger to reinventing itself.  Prior to being known as the Hutchinson Theatre Guild,

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COSMOSPHERE CLOSES PORTION OF HALL OF SPACE MUSEUM DUE TO PLUMBING MISHAP

Sep 28, 2015

At approximately 9 a.m. on September 25, a break in the coupling on a sewer line caused contaminated water to enter the Cosmosphere’s basement. The water spillage impacted a small area in the Apollo Gallery, located behind Apollo 13. No artifacts were damaged. Repair and cleaning of affected areas and materials is already underway by Phoenix Restoration Services. The Apollo Gallery will remain closed to the public until cleaning and repairs are complete.Read More

GOLF COMEDY FARCE IS FALL OFFERING AT STAGE 9

Sep 8, 2015

In what can only be described as a match made in comedy heaven for the Hutchinson community, the Hutchinson Theatre Guild presents Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway, a golf comedy farce of epic proportions.  The production will run September 24-26, and October 1-3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday September 27 and October 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Ken Ludwig, the comedy genius of the modern American theatre, has created a world based around two r

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"MEERKATS" POPPING UP IN THE CAREY DIGITAL DOME THEATER

Sep 2, 2015

The Cosmosphere’s documentary lineup is adding a family of small, furry – and fiercely intelligent – creatures. Meerkats from National Geographic Studios, narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Emily Watson, the film takes audiences on a journey with a family of meerkats as they cope with the twists and turns of life in the Kalahari Desert.

 

Meerkats are squirrel-sized members of the mongoose family, known for their upright posture. Whe

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COSMOSPHERE REVEALS NEW LOGO, TAGLINE AT CHAMBER LUNCHEON

Jul 15, 2015

In a major step in transitioning from a world-class space museum with educational programs to an international center for applied education housing a world-class museum, the Cosmosphere unveiled its new logo and word mark today at the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The logo was approved by the Cosmosphere’s Governing Board June 15, 2015, after receiving overwhelmingly positive responses from two focus groups.

 

“Research, communit

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COSMOSPHERE CELEBRATES 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 13 AT ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

Jul 6, 2015

The Cosmosphere’s 4th Annual Fly Around Dine Around celebrates the 45th anniversary of one of the most dangerous and difficult manned missions in the history of the space program – with the crew that survived it, and the team that brought them home. The event will feature  Apollo 13 flight crew James Lovell (Commander), Fred Haise (Lunar Module Pilot),  and Mission Control support Jerry Bostick (Flight Dynamics Officer, Maroon Team), Gerry Griffin (Fl

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SUMMER OFFERING AT STAGE 9 A DIVINE SOUTHERN COMEDY

Jul 6, 2015

It all begins with a knock at the door. As the curtain goes up for the third time at Stage 9 this season, the Hutchinson Theatre Guild presents The Savannah Disputation by Evan Smith. The production will run July 16-19, and July 23-26, 2015, with Thursday – Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows at 2 p.m. A heaven-sent comedy drenched in southern charm and infused with a pinch of hellfire and a dollop of damnation, The Savannah Disputation continues the Hutchin

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'LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES' SOARS ONTO THE DOME AT THE COSMOSPHERE

May 5, 2015

On May 1, the Cosmosphere added a new, immersive, educational short film to the Carey Digital Dome Theater’s daily lineup: Living in the Age of Airplanes from National Geographic Studios. Narrated by actor and pilot Harrison Ford, it offers a fresh perspective on a modern-day miracle that many of us take for granted: flying. Using spectacular aerial and nature photography, Living in the Age of Airplanes takes audiences around the globe on an epic journey to 95 locati

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THE HUTCHINSON FOLLIES RETURNS

Apr 20, 2015

November 5, 6 and 7, 2015 marks the return of The Follies to Memorial Hall for the first time since 2000.

 

The Hutchinson Follies began in 1937 when the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Auxiliary contracted with a group from New York—Jerome Cargill to produce the first Follies. Cargill provided musicians, costumes and scripts and cast local people as talent.

 

The Auxiliary continued to offer performances through a partnership

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SMASH MUSICAL COMEDY REVUE UP NEXT AT THE HUTCHINSON THEATRE GUILD

Apr 7, 2015

On April 23-26 and April 30- May 3, 2015, the Hutchinson Theatre Guild’s (HTG) 2015 season continues with “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” With book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, this long-running, award winning off-Broadway smash hit continues HTG’s tradition of quality, thought-provoking and hugely entertaining theatre productions. Tickets are available at the door, online at hutchtheatre.com or at Apron Str

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COSMOSPHERE PREMIERES NEW DOCUMENTARY: JOURNEY TO SPACE

Feb 6, 2015

A fascinating new documentary joins the Cosmosphere’s lineup. Through visually stunning imagery, and in collaboration with leading space experts, Journey To Space showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on and the challenges they must overcome to carry out missions. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart, the film calls attention to the reality that the space program did not die with the end of the Shuttle Program in 2011 and captures the spiri

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HUTCHINSON THEATRE GUILD ANNOUNCES ITS 99TH SEASON

Jan 14, 2015

As the world rings in the New Year, the Hutchinson Theatre Guild (HTG) is proud to announce its 2015 Season.  An exciting and diverse production schedule, the line-up includes a Pulitzer Prize winner, a hit musical, an over-the-top farce and plenty of drama.  Building on a successful first season at Stage 9 in Hutchinson, HTG offers a complex and dynamic five production season in 2015.

 

The season opens in February with a production of the P

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COSMOSPHERE MOVES FORWARD WITH MAJOR REVITALIZATION

Jun 19, 2014

The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center's Governing Board approved a revitalization plan Monday, June 16, 2014, with major emphasis on informal STEM education initiatives.

The master plan includes significant changes to the mission, programming, exhibits and building layout of the world-renowned space museum. The plan calls for completion in phases over five years, with an estimated total cost of $15 million. It also represents the first major cap

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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS STUDY SHOWS COSMOSPHERE'S $103M IMPACT TO STATE'S ECONOMY

May 29, 2014

A report conducted by the University of Kansas' (KU) Jayhawk Consulting team was presented at a meeting of the Cosmosphere's Governing Board Monday, May 19, 2014. The team evaluated the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center's economic impact on the state of Kansas as a cultural and educational institution. The research was conducted to assist the Revitalization Task Force in evaluating the final report from Verner Johnson, Inc. and presenting a plan for revitalization

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FOX THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 SEASON LINE-UP

Apr 24, 2014

A country music icon, a new stage version of a classic American novel and a world-renowned pop music tribute band are among the highlights of the new season line-up just announced by the Hutchinson Fox Theatre. The series will also include the return of a popular accapella group, a well-known stand-up comic and much more.

The series, called "Opening New Doors," will feature eight shows from late September to mid-April 2015. Season tickets g

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