Theaters & Performing Arts
McCain Auditorium & Nichols Theatre
Located on the K-State campus, McCain hosts an array of outstanding artists and attractions each year in the McCain Performance Series. From ballet to Broadway, jazz to chamber music, comedy to classic theatre, McCain has something for every taste. Also part of the K-State campus, Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall is home to numerous theater and dance productions.
Larry Norvell Band Shell
Arts in the Park
Sponsored by Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department, the summer Arts in the Park music series brings performing arts to the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park. Arts in the Park offers a variety of entertainment including country, folk, funk, rock, soul and Americana. Seating available, bring your cushion or lawn chairs to enjoy.
Manhattan Arts Center
The arts in Manhattan are supported and encouraged by and through Manhattan Arts Center (MAC), which has enjoyed great success with its theatrical productions, Birdhouse and Jazz music concerts, gallery exhibitions and art classes. The Manhattan Arts Center sponsors and coordinates touring performances, exhibits and guest artists to the city.
Columbian Theatre, Museum and Art Center
The Columbian Theatre, located in nearby Wamego, is a beautifully renovated 19th century opera house which offers gallery exhibitions, performing arts series and unique gift shop.