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home of the historic World War II popcorn machine

Our Mission Statement:

Our mission is to benefit the area community by serving as a catalyst and partner to enrich lives through the arts, to inspire creative thinking, and to transform the Burford Theatre Complex into a community keystone and center for the arts.

Upcoming Events

November 17- December 17 – Festival of Trees & Wreaths Silent Auction Fundraiser – Learn More & Sign Up Here!

  • You’re invited to participate in our 2022 Festival of Trees & Wreaths fundraiser! Decorate a tree or wreath to be displayed in our beautiful lobby and auctioned off via silent auction to benefit Burford Theatre Arts! Learn more and sign up here!

December 11 – Prairie Voices Concert & Gia Watson’s Music Recital

  • Join us at the Burford Theatre on Sunday December 11 for a concert by Prairie Voices and Ms. Gia’s Music Studio recital! Doors will open at 5:45pm and the concert will begin at 6:00pm. This concert is free to attend, and donations for Ms. Gia’s programs will be graciously accepted.

December 17 – The Aerotones Big Band Dinner & Concert – Tickets available now!

  • Join us at the Burford Theatre on Saturday December 17 for The Aerotones Big Band! Dinner & Show tickets as well as Show-Only tickets are both available now for this special Christmas Concert. The Aerotones Big Band is Wichita’s premier big band. This nineteen-piece ensemble will be playing all your favorite Christmas tunes. You won’t want to miss it! The Aerotones Big Band Dinner & Concert is the last performance in the 2022 VJ Wilkins Concert Series.

2022 V.J. Wilkins Concert Series

We’re excited to share the line up in our 2022 Concert Series sponsored by the VJ Wilkins Foundation.

February 19, 2022 – Across the Pond Concert

May 13, 2022 – The Bellamy Brothers Concert (Opener: Steel Skarecrow)

July 23, 2022 – Whiskey River Band Concert

August 27, 2022 – Eclectix Concert

October 6, 2022 – Big Head Todd and the Monsters

October 30, 2022 – Aaron Watson Concert (Opener: Mike Love)

November 5, 2022 – EPIC Concert

December 17, 2022 – The Aerotones Big Band Concert – Dinner & Show AND Show-Only Tickets both available now!


BEWARE of online ticket resellers who are offering tickets to Burford events at INFLATED prices. This is the official website of Burford Theatre Arts, and the only official online ticket outlet for our events is HomeTown Ticketing.

Future Events

December 11 – Prairie Voices Concert & Gia Watson’s Studio Recital

January 2023-March 2023 – Nitty Gritty Theatre with USD470 After School Program – more information coming soon!

January 2023-December 2023 – The 2023 VJ Wilkins Concert & Performance Series – more information coming soon!

January 21, 2023 – Grease Sing-Along – A Fundraiser for the BisonBison Film Festival sponsored by Union State Bank – more information coming soon!

January 27, 2023 – Dinner with Jennifer – a cooking demonstration by Jennifer Munson with a meal and wine pairing – more information coming soon!

February 10-11, 2023 – Ark Valley Players presents: Love Letters, a play by A. R. Gurney. Directed by Yazmin Wood – Learn more here!

February 14, 2023 – Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Burford – more information coming soon!

March 31-April 1, 2023 – BisonBison Film Festival – Learn more here!

May 26-27, 2023 – Ark Valley Players presents: Star Spangled Girl, a hilarious comedy by Neil Simon. Directed by Dejon Ewing – Learn more here!

June 2023-July 2023 – Kids Act and Summer Day Camps – more information coming soon!

August 6, 2023-October 7, 2023 – Burford Singers Choral Ensemble – more information coming soon!

September 10, 2023 – Burford Fever – more information coming soon!

October 7, 2023 – Burford Singers Concert: “Reel Memories” – more information coming soon!