The City of Kirkwood broke ground on a new Performing Arts Center Nov. 8.Photo courtesy City of Kirkwood.
The City of Kirkwood has broken ground on a new Performing Arts Center, which is slated to open in late spring 2020. STAGES St. Louis is expected to open its 2020 season in the new center, as the first tenant to occupy the space.
The Performing Arts Center, which has been in the planning stages for approximately two years, will be located in downtown Kirkwood at the corner of Monroe and South Taylor avenues. The Kirkwood Theatre Guild and the Kirkwood Youth Theatre will also occupy the building. The Kirkwood Theatre Guild and STAGES both provided funding for the center.
The $25 million center will feature a 500-seat theater, event space and future black box theater. Construction is expected to begin immediately.