Wichita offers a variety of experiences to pair dinner and drinks with a show, whether you’re out with a group or as a couple. So, pick a dish and pick a seat, then sit back and enjoy the show – you might be part of it!

Here are our suggestions for how you can enjoy dinner and a performance in Wichita.

Actors perform on stage at Roxy's Downtown Theatre

Engaging Theaters

Wichita has an exceptional theatre scene that pairs a dining experience with thrilling performances. Enjoy a cabaret-style experience from Roxy’s Downtown with award-winning musicals. Roxy’s has a full bar and Café on the Rox serving appetizers, entrees and sweets.

Don’t miss Sunday brunch at both Roxy’s and Mosley Street Melodrama, specifically Drag brunch at Roxy’s. Be careful where you sit at Mosley Street Melodrama, these locally written performances put on by local talent feed off the crowd, and you could find yourself in the middle of the story. With a homestyle buffet, a fully stocked bar and complimentary popcorn, you’ll leave here with laughs and a full stomach.

You'll love Crown Uptown Theatre. Updated with state-of-the-art sound and lights, the historic Broadway-style stage is a great place to see theatricals, dance performances, concerts and more. Shows on the current calendar range from “The Wedding Singer” musical to the play “Calendar Girls” along with an annual run of “The Rocky Horror Show” live musical and a Rockettes-inspired all-ages holiday show.

Crown Arts Collaborative produces seven shows annually that offer the option of dinner and show tickets, with a different local restaurant catering to each of the collaborative’s productions. For show-only events, there are several restaurants within walking distance including Vora Restaurant EuropeanZiggy's Pizza - Clifton Square, Dempsey's Burger Pub, FioRita Ristorante and The Belmont. If you are looking for something sweet (and deliciously indulgent), swing by Papa's General Store.

Live performances of all kinds take the stage at The Forum Theatre in downtown Wichita. From musical tributes to holiday features, The Forum produces a variety of contemporary, classic and new works. Visit their website for full details on their 2023-2024 season. 

Live Music at the Brickyard in Wichita

Outdoor Spaces

Plan an evening at both WAVE and Brickyard, two concert spaces, for an incredible nightlife scene packed with food, local beer and a variety of music genres. WAVE is Wichita’s indoor/outdoor social oasis and hybrid event center that can hold crowds of up to 3,300 for concerts, yard games and everyday hangouts. Brickyard offers the best of both worlds, enjoy the Public menu outdoors at the connected Brickyard space – a brick-lined patio and concert venue. Handcrafted cocktails from Public include brews from Hopping Gnome Brewing Co.Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria and Central Standard Brewing. And don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness many celebrities such as host Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang Clan, Jamey Johnson, The Flaming Lips, Kansas, Incubus, Ani DiFranco and more at WAVE.

Musicians perform on the patio of Morts Martini Bar

Downtown & Old Town Venues

The perfect blend of live music in Downtown and Old Town Wichita districts. The Artichoke Sandwichbar, an Irish dive that opened its doors in 1984, is a Wichita icon in the historic Midtown area near downtown. As a restaurant by day and a full bar by night, The Artichoke is the place to go for a delicious sandwich and live music— cold Guinness and a friendly welcome are always on tap. Mort’s Martini & Cigar Bar opened in 1996 in Wichita’s Old Town district and has been shaking up an impressive martini menu with more than 160 amazing martinis for over 25 years. They also offer a full bar, a large beer selection and tableside cigar service. Have a light meal with several of their delicious appetizers and snacks including chips and their original salsa recipe, artichoke spinach dip, hummus and meat/cheese trays.

Actors perform in 42nd Street

Musicals and live performances

Want to know more about music in Wichita? No worries, there’s more to come at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center in downtown Wichita. Music Theatre Wichita, whose season runs May-August, brings Broadway to Kansas with productions such as “Kinky Boots,” “Chicago” and “In the Heights.”

The American Theatre Guild is another way to see Broadway in Wichita. Finally, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra has been bringing live symphonic music to our city since 1944.

Hartman Arena Concert

And so much more!

Before the show, stop by one of the more than 200 restaurants in the area, including AVI Seabar & ChophouseCafé Bel AmiGROW Giesen Plant Shop and BotanicB&C Barbeque Pub and GrillThe AnchorMeddys DowntownPourHouse by Walnut River Brewing CompanyLarkspur Bistro & BarThe Hill Bar and Grill or Alzavino Wine Tavern. Also, check for concerts and performances at Crown Uptown Theatre, Kirby's Beer StoreHartman ArenaINTRUST Bank ArenaOrpheum TheatreTempleLive and The Cotillion, among Wichita’s many venues for live performances.

If you’re looking for a specific event or other things to do during your stay, visit our calendar of events.