2950 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66611
Phone: (785) 267-1681
Fax: (785) 267-3908
It was in 1871, that the Kansas Expocentre hosted its first event, since then, it is one of the most preferred venues in the city. This grandiose space comprises several halls and arenas. Be it exhibitions, conventions, corporate events, trade shows and other business related events, the center is equipped with all the requisite facilities. Besides this, it also stages concerts and sporting events like basketball matches. Check the website for technical specifications and up-coming events.
Topeka Performing Arts Center—a cultural hub of the city was built in 1880s to dedicate itself in making arts education accessible to all. It encourages students of performing arts through programs, diplomas and awards. Through the Schooltime Theater and Sheffel Theater Clinic, children are taught the critical aspects of acting, costuming, make-up, movement and technical staging. Visit here for some quality entertainment with performances in ballet and music by well-known artists like James Earl Jones, Anoushka Shankar, Jim Brickman and many more.
The focus point of live music in the neighborhood, The Boobie Trap Bar is dedicated to contributing to the city's burgeoning music scene. A typical dive bar, one cannot expect the glamor and frills of an upscale bar or club here, but rather expect to really experience the city's night scene, with locals of varying age groups and backgrounds coming here for a reasonably priced drink or two. See the website to know more.
Award-winning community dinner theatre.
Authentic Mexican food, carnival food favorites, live music, a 5K run and walk, an art show, a carnival, children's corner, jalapeno eating contest, parade, and children's activities are featured at the annual Fiesta Mexicana.
Bettis Family Sports Complex is a premier sports facility in the Midwest. It sprawls over 22 acres (8.9 hectares) along the bank of Lake Shawnee and features state-of-the-art amenities. Six artificial-turf baseball diamonds, a soccer field and several locker rooms are available for regional leagues and national tournaments. The Lake Shawnee Event Center can be rented out for conferences and cultural events. It is home to the Topeka Golden Giants and has hosted the NBC World Series.
The first major motorsports facility to be built in North America since 1968, this award-winning racing venue offers exciting racing action on a dragstrip, a road course, and a dirt track throughout the year.
High-quality student productions.
Named for the man who led Jayhawks basketball for 39 years, Dr. F.C. "Phog" Allen, the Allen Fieldhouse has been a home for Kansas athletics since it opened in 1955. The fieldhouse has gained prominence in college basketball by hosting many NCAA tournament games and by being labeled "the best place in America to watch college basketball." It can house 16,300 people at capacity, and the stands are often full to watch any number of sporting events held at Allen Fieldhouse. It is also used as a venue for speeches and commencement ceremonies during bad weather.
The Memorial Stadium at the University of Kansas is host to great college football every year. Built in 1921, with major renovations soon after, the stadium now houses just over 50,000 spectators. Dedicated to Kansas University students who fought in World War I, the facility also plays host to the Kansas Relays, a well-known track and field competition.
What started out as a local stage hosting open mic nights blossomed into a full-fledged concert venue. The Bottleneck has hosted concerts of local, national as well as internationally-acclaimed performers. With the likes of Butthole Surfers, Semisonic, Junior Brown, Lucinda Williams, Fastball and Toad the Wet Sprocket having performed here, it doesn't need any sort of sales pitch. Its sole aim is to provide music lovers a treat every week and it does so. For gig guide and other details, check we