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Century II Concert Hall

225 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS, USA
Seats (approximate)
2178

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
Completed in 1969 despite the suicide of its architect John Hickman, Century II Convention Center was built to commemorate Wichita’s 1970 centennial. The Center was constructed by the city of Wichita with funding help from the Urban Renewal Agency to provide a large and attractive civic center. The Center replaced the old Forum and other deteriorated business structures along the riverfront. Century II opened its doors for business on January 11, 1969. At the time of its inception, the Center housed Concert Hall, Convention Hall, Exhibition Hall and a theater (which would later be dedicated as Mary Jane Teall Theater on June 29, 1989.) Bob Brown Expo Hall would later be built in 1986. In 1997, the Hyatt Regency Wichita was built and attached to the south end of Century II. There would be other structures and parks developed to complement Century II such as the Garvey Center north of the Center; and to the east, Finlay Ross Park; and to the west, A. Price Woodard Park. Named after Wichita’s first and only black mayor, A. Price Woodard Park would improve the riverbank site of the former William Greiffenstein homestead where Indians had camped in the 1870s when meeting with “Dutch Bill”. The park provides an urban haven of waterfalls and walkways with a view of James Rosati’s freeform sculpture “Wichita Tripodal”.
Media
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Cats
Oct 14, 2019 - Oct 16, 2019
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by T.S. Eliot
Musical Revival
Jersey Boys
Feb 19, 2019 - Feb 20, 2019
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
The Illusionists
Jan 30, 2018 - Jan 31, 2018
Music by Evan Jolly
Special Original Magic
Dirty Dancing
Apr 18, 2017 - Apr 20, 2017
Musical Original
Wicked - Munchkinland
Oct 12, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Chicago
Mar 31, 2015 - Apr 02, 2015
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Million Dollar Quartet
Oct 29, 2013 - Oct 31, 2013
Musical Original
Jersey Boys
Jan 29, 2013 - Feb 10, 2013
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
The Lion King - Gazelle
Sep 03, 2012 - Sep 30, 2012
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Wicked - Munchkinland
Oct 20, 2009 - Nov 08, 2009
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Beauty & the Beast - Second National
Oct 16, 2001 - Oct 21, 2001
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
Man of La Mancha
Mar 13, 2001 - Mar 14, 2001
Music by Mitch Leigh; Book by Dale Wasserman; Lyrics by Joe Darion
Musical Revival Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Dec 03, 1999 - Dec 05, 1999
Musical Original
Peter Pan
May 19, 1998 - May 24, 1998
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
Nov 05, 1996 - Nov 03, 1996
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
Jesus Christ Superstar
Oct 18, 1994 - Oct 21, 1994
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Camelot
May 24, 1994 - May 29, 1994
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
Cats - Fourth National
Jan 26, 1993 - Jan 31, 1993
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Feb 03, 1989 - Feb 05, 1989
Musical Original
Annie - Third National
May 04, 1982 - May 09, 1982
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Original Comedy