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Topeka Performing Arts Center

The Topeka Performing Arts Center has had a rich history in Topeka, Kansas. Initially opened as the Municipal Auditorium in 1940, the venue hosted a variety of events including sporting events, circuses, trade shows and Broadway. In the mid-1980’s the venue underwent a renovation that transformed the venue into a state-of-the art theatre. In 1991 the venue reopened as the Topeka Performing Arts Center.
With a total seating capacity of 2,417, the main auditorium of the Topeka Performing Arts Center continues to bring in a variety of live-entertainment performances. Aside from performing arts, on the venue’s Lower Level, Hill’s Festival Hall can also be used to accommodate banquets and meetings with 6,500 SF of usable space.
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214 SE 8th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Larry Gawronski
(785) 234-2787 x101

MARKET INFORMATION

MSA DEMOGRAPHICS
TOTAL POPULATION 233,870
MEDIAN AGE 39.1
20-24 YEARS 5.75%
25-34 YEARS 12.32%
35-44 YEARS 11.77%
45-54 YEARS 14.93%
55-64 YEARS 13.15%
TELEVISION & RADIO

TELEVISION

KTWU (Channel 11; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA)
KTMJ-CA (Channel 43; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MONTGOMERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
KSNT (Channel 27; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF TOPEKA)
KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
K21AP (Channel 55; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
WIBW-TV (Channel 13; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
KUJH-LP (Channel 14; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
CABLE PROVIDER: COX COMMUNICATIONS

RADIO

KWIC (99.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
K205CS (88.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
WIBW-FM (94.5 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
KMAJ-FM (107.7 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
KTPK (106.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: KANSAS CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
KDVV (100.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
KLZR (105.9 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
KCHZ (95.7 FM; OTTAWA, KS; Owner: SYNCOM RADIO CORPORATION)
KJTY (88.1 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
KCVT (92.5 FM; SILVER LAKE, KS; Owner: RICHARD P. BOTT, II)
KQTP (102.9 FM; ST. MARYS, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
KBUZ (90.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
KANU (91.5 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
K215DM (90.9 FM; HOYT, KS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
MARKETING RESOURCES

Venue Marketing Resources

  • Outdoor digital message board (8th & Quincy) 83,353 impressions per week
  • Outdoor marquee (front entrance), 69,070 impressions per week
  • Event flier distribution and 11×17 poster exposure to attendees a various events ranging from dance recitals and conferences to high school graduations
  • Included in Downtown Topeka, Inc, Visit Topeka newsletters and social media posting at no cost to Promoter
  • Inclusion on local companies, Security Benefit and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, internal enewsletters
EMPLOYERS, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

MAJOR EMPLOYERS

State of Kansas: 6,438
Stormont-Vail Healthcare: 4,418
Topeka USD 501: 2,418
U.S. government: 2,069
Goodyear Tire and Rubber: 1,550
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas: 1,355
Security Benefit: 580

LOCAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Washburn University: 6,900 students and 1,000 staff

EVENT SPACE SEATING CAPACITY
MAIN AUDITORIUM 2,417
EVENT AREA SQUARE FEET
FESTIVAL HALL 6,500
THE HUSSEY PLAYHOUSE 10,000
MEETING ROOMS 11,000
TICKETING SYSTEM TICKETMASTER
TAX RATE 9.15%
TICKET BUYER DATABASE 20,452
CITY DISTANCE
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DENVER, CO 538 MILES
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