Celebrating 100 Years of the Vox
On December 20th, 1922, known then as only "The Rosedale", officially opened its doors. At the time, including the over-head balcony, the space held over 700 seats that were packed to the brim. The first several months boasted sold out performances as patrons flocked to see the new state of the art theatre.
Fast forward one hundred years, and the building still stands to this day. Now, called the Vox Theatre (Vox meaning "voice" in Latin) the space is regularly filled by wedding guests, galas, corporate meetings, and other events. But they all have one thing in common; The desire to have a good time!
When we celebrated this special milestone this past December, it was truly a joyous occasion. Special guest Mayor Gardner gave a special proclamation in honor of 100 years of the Vox Theatre.
Everyone was reminded of how important it is to preserve the originality of historic treasures, like the Vox. The building is a living part of Kansas City history as we hope future generations continue to fill the room. OH, if only these walls could talk!
Funnily enough, in our research we discovered that perhaps the Rosedale might have opened as early as 1916, but that is a story for another time...!
As friends and colleagues gathered, the warmth of fellowship filled the room. Drinks, food, and laughs aplenty; It was definitely a night for the books! We had the walls ringing once again!
If you missed out on the ROARING good time, stay tuned for news on our next open house!
All photos captured by Kristen Snyder, ksnyderphotography.com
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Katelyn Duesterhoft is the Venue Manager at the Vox Theatre Event Space. She has met George Strait & loves to paint!
The Vox Theatre Event Space
1405 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66103