Wichita Foundation commits $1 million to new Riverfront Amphitheater

By The Active Age | January 23, 2024

The Wichita Foundation has committed $1 million for Exploration Place’s new riverfront amphitheater, scheduled to open in fall 2024, according to a news release.
The Wichita Foundation Amphitheater is being designed to showcase the nightly Ring of Fire show at the Keeper of the Plains sculpture. It will also provide a venue for live performances, free family movie nights and other community events.
“The amphitheater will foster community spirit and convening, and is destined to enhance the quality of life for Wichitans and visitors from across the country,” said Shelly Prichard, Wichita Foundation’s president and CEO. “We are thrilled to spur the momentum and impact of this bold space, and know the amphitheater will be a jewel within our city.”
Exploration Place opened in April 2000 and welcomed a record 403,543 visitors in 2023. The Wichita Foundation Amphitheater marks the first phase in a $22 million project to develop Exploration Place’s 20-acre riverfront property.