Symphony Designers' Showhouse:
A Kansas City Tradition
The Kansas City Symphony Designers’ Showhouse is a Kansas City tradition and the longest continuously running Showhouse in the country. Sponsored by the Kansas City Symphony Alliance, the project is a benefit for the Kansas City Symphony.
Each year, a Kanas City landmark residence is chosen as the Symphony Designers’ Showhouse. The homeowners move out and a preview of the “undecorated” home is held, usually in mid-January.
Local designers are selected to transform each room of the home into a design showplace. The “finished” Showhouse is typically open to the public from mid-April to mid-May. Tickets usually go on sale in February or March. Tickets are available online, through outlets and through KCSA members.
The Symphony Designers’ Showhouse is usually available for private parties during the time the Showhouse is open to the public. The project has been recognized many times by the League of American Orchestras with Gold Book Awards for quality and innovation.