Liberty Performing Arts Theatre (LPAT) - About

Snapshot
Opened in 1992, the LPAT is a 700-seat venue located within the Liberty Community Center. The LPAT has excellent acoustics, great sight-lines from any seat, free parking, quick access to I-35 and I-435, and one of the largest stages in the Kansas City area. Rental rates are highly competitive with other Kansas City area venues.
Hosting a Variety of Events
The LPAT is a unique space in the KC Northland. It is the only professional live performance venue north of the river which regularly hosts multi-disciplined events. Consider a few...
  • Air band contests
  • Awards ceremonies
  • Beauty pageants
  • Bodybuilding competitions
  • Business sales rallies
  • Chinese acrobats
  • Choir concerts
  • Clogging competitions
  • Community theater performances
  • Dance competitions
  • Dance recitals
  • Employee orientation meetings
  • Fashion shows
  • Fundraising events
  • Jazz concerts
  • Jazz festivals
  • Large weddings
  • Laser light shows
  • Musicals
  • New product releases
  • Orchestra concerts
  • Professional children’s theater
  • Puppet theater
  • Religious meetings and services
  • Rock and pop concerts
  • Romantic movie for 2
  • Scouting events
  • Solo piano concerts and recitals
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Symphonic band concerts
  • Talent contests
  • Tap dance
  • Theatrical comedy
  • Theatrical dance
  • Traditional dance and ballet
  • Training seminars
  • U.S. Presidential visit
  • Vaudeville shows
  • Vigils and memorials
Did You Know?
  • Arts are good for local merchants. "The typical arts attendee spends $24.60 per person, per event, not including the cost of admission on items such as meals, parking, and babysitters. Attendees who live outside the county in which the arts event takes place spend twice as much as their local counterparts ($39.96 vs. $17.42)-valuable revenue for local businesses and the community." - Randy Cohen, VP of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, the nation's advocacy organization for the arts
  • The Local Arts Index (a project of Americans for the Arts) contains extensive data to help "understand the breadth, depth and character of the cultural life of a community." For example, here is a small bit of arts data for Jackson County, Missouri:
    Adult population's share attending popular entertainment: 53.8%
    Adult population's share attending live performing arts: 31.7%
    Expenditures on entertainment admission fees per capita: $22.55
    Performing arts and events NPOs (nonprofit organizations) per 100,000 population: 7.42
    See data for Clay County, Missouri.