325 Park Central East, Springfield, 417-863-9491
If you’re looking for a theater experience, a 26 Club membership at the Gillioz Theatre comes with plenty of perks. The theater has been standing since 1926 and hosts The Mystery Hour tapings, opera, comedy and music. Benefits include pre sales, concession discounts and exclusive contests. Show your support for the historic Gillioz Theatre with a limited edition t-shirt.
1111 E. Brookside Dr., Springfield, 417-837-5700
Want to really get involved? The Friends of the Springfield Art Museum program began in 1982 and, to this day, has continued to support the museum in acquiring art, running educational programs, curating exhibits, hosting gallery talks and expanding awareness and understanding of the arts. If you’re really invested in the arts, head to the website to find out more. Check out the museum's Facebook page for photos and insights on previous exhibitions.
411 N. Sherman Pkwy., Springfield, 417-864-6683
Music-lovers needn’t miss out on supporting the local arts. The Springfield Symphony offers full season tickets that support the symphony and include perks like savings and discounts on additional tickets, preferential seating and more. Visit the Springfield Symphony website for all the details. As a way to keep delivering culture to 417-land while concerts are on pause, the Springfield Symphony is posting past performances on Facebook, as well as performer picks for favorite pieces.
431 S. Jefferson Ave., #136, Springfield, 417-831-8001
The Springfield Contemporary Theatre holds a variety of productions all year round, with performances of everything from Emma to Killer Joe. Supporting the theater means you're also supporting a passion for daring, challenging arts and culture in 417-land. Giving a donation will mean you'll be included in playbills, while membership comes with a range of benefits. As of April 6 2020, the theater's relief fund has raised over $4,000–take a look at the support page for more information on ways you can help. While you wait for the theater to reopen, you can catch live streams of shows via its Facebook page.
154 Park Central Square, Springfield, 417-831-1976
Voted the Best New Attraction of 2019 by USA Today readers, the History Museum on the Square offers plenty when it comes to 417-land history. Whether you're looking for Native American artifacts, recreations of the Wild Bill Hickok shootout or authentic displays from the birthplace of Route 66, you'll find it at the museum. For now, the museum has had to close its doors in order to keep the community safe, but you can still get a daily dose of history via the Facebook page. Paying for a membership to the museum comes with a variety of benefits, and is more needed now than ever before.
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