In Europe, almost every town has a Culture House. It's part lecture hall, part exhibition hall and part gallery. Culture Houses include rooms for painters, weavers and artists of many kinds. In that spirit, The Culture House was born in 1996.
Arts shape culture — and the arts have the power to build a better life. At The Culture House Conservatory of the Arts, dance, theatre, music and visual art come together. People (ages 3 to adult) find positive cultural direction, personal growth, professional teaching/directing and artistic excellence here.
Just as important as culture, home means family. People build family at The Culture House. It's a place to connect with your neighbors through art. Where professional excellence, artistic beauty and neighborhood intersect, you'll find The Culture House.
· More than 35,000 audience members attend our productions each year.
· More than 800 Kansas City families are enrolled in classes at TCH Academy.
· More than 900 students attend dance, theatre, art and music classes each week.
· TCH environment is culturally, ethnically and economically diverse.
· TCH won the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 K.C. Parent Magazine “Family Faves” contest in two categories: Dance Studio and Drama Studio. In 2013, TCH won in three categories: Dance Studio, Drama Studio and Music Studio.
· TCH has a reputation for the highest quality arts training, productions and education outreach.
· TCH productions draw audiences from the entire Metropolitan Kansas City area.
· TCH is home to the nationally recognized professional dance company, Störling Dance Theater, as well as the highly acclaimed and award-winning summer musical theatre productions at The Kauffman Center and Yardley Hall.
· The Kansas City Star and The Independent Magazine have rated TCH productions among the best in the city.
· The summer 2014 production of BIG RIVER (at The Kauffman Center) was nominated in nine out of 10 theater categories at the International Music & Entertainment Association (IMEA) Awards. The production walked away with these wins: Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Featured Actor, Outstanding Scenic Design and Outstanding Light Design.
· The summer 2015 production of INTO THE WOODS (at Yardley Hall) was nominated in six out of nine musical theater categories at the International Music & Entertainment Association (IMEA) Awards in Nashville. The production won: Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Choreographer.
The summer 2013 production of LES MISERABLES (at Yardley Hall), the 2016 production of BIG FISH (at The Kauffman Center) and 2017 production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (at The Polsky Theatre) were all critically acclaimed and the two most recent have also been nominated for the IMEA awards this summer.
The Culture House now exists in two locations: our Olathe Conservatory and our new Stage & Studio at Oak Park Mall.