9 Showstopping Theater Venues

With nearly 100 shows, Branson offers all kinds of great entertainment for audiences of every age. Even better, many of its theaters provide fun, state-of-the-art venues for hosting events.

Whether you’re planning a meeting, business party, live performance, fundraiser, family reunion, church meeting, veterans celebration or wedding, you can find the perfect venue in the Live Show Capital of the Midwest. Combine your next event with a show or rent an entire theater for a VIP experience. Here are ten Branson theaters perfect for making your event center stage.

Andy Williams Performing Arts Center & Theatre

The only theater to be featured in Architectural Digest, this elegant auditorium is ideal for large events that require indoor and outdoor atmosphere. The 46,000 square foot theater is located on 16-acres of landscaped outdoor space offering foliage, rocks, a waterfall and a rippling stream. It also has a spacious, sunlit lobby featuring art from the personal collection of the late, great Andy Williams.

Clay Cooper Theatre

Currently home to some of Branson’s most popular performers — Clay Cooper, Mel Tillis and The Haygoods — this newly remodeled theater can accommodate a wide variety of events. It holds up to 1,196 people, features almost 1,000 seats, an upstairs balcony and auditorium. There are three performance stages inside with state-of-the-art sound and lighting as well as new video screens and cameras. Flat parking with a covered loading and unloading area offers convenience. Located across from the Titanic Museum, the Clay Cooper Theatre also has easy access to Highway 76.

Dolly Parton's Stampede

For a fun unique event space the Dolly Parton's Stampede features a 3,500 square foot arena and accompanying Carriage Room. Treat your group to their renowned four-course meal and fun show — one of the most popular attractions in Branson. Groups of 15 or more receive special prices. With only 500 people, Dolly Parton's Stampede will add a dinner show just for your group and can accommodate groups up to 1,100 people. If you’re looking for a space to rent outside of the show, the Carriage Room is a popular favorite.

Hughes Brothers Theatre

Host to a variety of events including weddings and business meetings, this landmark theater can seat up to 1,100, with an upstairs dining area that seats 190. The lobby features a grand staircase — a great place for taking group pictures as keepsakes of your event. The Hughes Brothers Theatre was originally home to Roy Clark and a number of country legends have passed through its doors throughout the years.

Little Opry Theatre

For a cozy employee event, the Little Opry Theatre can seat up to 210 people and is located in the IMAX Entertainment Complex, so there’s plenty of opportunity for post-meeting fun. Eat at one of their nearby restaurants including McFarlain’sMontana Mike's Steakhouse or Florentina's Ristorante Italiano. Then catch a thrilling adventure on the spectacular IMAX screen.

The Mansion Theatre

With 3,000 theater seats, this venue is the largest of its kind in Branson. Home to many incredible performing acts, The Mansion’s stage is state-of-the-art and backed with a full multimedia 20’ x 60’ projection screen. The large lobby provides ambience with its high ceilings and magnificent staircase. It also features a refreshment center and coffee shop, making for a perfect pre- and post-event reception area.

Welk Resort Theatre

With custom rates and packages built around your budget, the Welk Resort can help you create a variety of successful events. Their spacious lobby and 2,200-seat theater have hosted everything from Fortune 500 companies and live shows to reunions and church groups. Their team can design live entertainment to complement your program. Onsite lodging makes it easy for your attendees to get to and from the event.

West Wing at the White House Theatre

Located inside a fun, elegant replica of the White House in Washington D.C., the West Wing is an 8,300-square-foot meeting and banquet space capable of seating up to 650 guests. Whether you’re organizing a corporate meeting, trade show or a four-course meal, this space can be converted into a variety of configurations. They also are equipped with a portable stage, full sound system, and separate entrances and loading doors for your convenience.

Featured Blog Post: