We have many events at the Depot Theater in addition to our regular stage shows. Here are the details of our upcoming NON stage events.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday through August – Harvey Lounge
Join us at the Harvey Lounge from 7pm to 11pm every Tuesday and Wednesday. Our bartenders can craft any cocktail you wish, as well as serve wine, beer, and soda. Stop on by for a great time!
July 26 – Final Friday
David McHugh, also known as “Acoustibeat”, is a percussive guitar player and singer songwriter who invented and patented his own “drum trigger pick guards”. Using no loopers or backing tracks, he prefers to create the beat live while strumming and singing covers and originals. Word about him is beginning to spread as he plays gigs both nationally and locally.
July 28 – Karaoke Kabaret
Join us on Sunday, July 28 as we welcome back Karaoke Kabaret for a fifth year! Join us for a fresh take on the classic karaoke setup with performances by local performers bringing you classics from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. Audience participation is encouraged! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for happy hour with a curtain time of 8 p.m. Karaoke Kabaret will take place in the Lobby and El Vaquero Dining Room.
Tickets are available at the door. Admission is $10.00 without a Dodge City Days Lapel Pin or $8.00 with a Dodge City Days Lapel Pin. Cash bar and selection of hors d’oeuvres for an extra charge will be available.
July 30 – “The Harvey Girls” Humanities Kansas Presentation
Join us on Tuesday, July 30th at 2pm to 3:30pm in the El Vaquero Dining Room for a presentation from Humanities Kansas titled “The Harvey Girls” featuring Michaeline Chance-Reay. The Harvey House chain of restaurants got its start in Topeka when Fred Harvey opened a café for people traveling the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. Preferring the term “Harvey Girl” to waitress, he recruited single women to work at his restaurants that gradually sprang up all the way to California and Texas. This presentation explores the job duties and working conditions of Harvey Girls from 1876 to the early 1950s.
Michaeline Chance-Reay teaches women’s studies and education at Kansas State University. Her current research focuses on the Harvey Girls and historic sites on the K-State campus, especially those related to women. “Women in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who wanted jobs or careers outside of the home had few choices,” said Chance-Reay. “But the Harvey Company offered unique opportunities. It was demanding work but it provided a decent salary in a protected environment, in addition to travel and adventure.”
“The Harvey Girls” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and workshops designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.
August 4 – DC Days Murder Mystery Dinner – SOLD OUT!
Join us for a Murder Mystery Dinner during Dodge City Days! “Unlucky in Love” invites us to join Baron Klaus von Ludwig as he is hosting an engagement party for his daughter, Heidi, and you are invited! Her fiancée showed up in town 3 years ago and will now join this respected, continental, very rich family… or will he?? Not all of the guests have good intentions… and the rumors and suspicions become too much for several people in attendance!
Reservations are required prior to 5:00pm on Friday, August 2nd. Tickets are $40.00. Drink discount with your Dodge City Days Lapel Pin. Call (620) 225-1001 and get your sleuthing skills ready! Doors open at 5:30pm, Dinner and Show begins at 6:00pm in the El Vaquero Dining Room.
August 30 – Final Friday
Join us on Friday, June 28th from 7pm-9pm for Final Friday! The bar will be open, so come down for some entertainment, drinks, and fun! We are excited to have John and Connie Chavez with us for a great night of entertainment!
September 2 – Office Closed
September 3 through End of October – Shoe Drive!
The Depot Theater Company is hosting a shoe drive starting September 3 and going through the end of October with an organization called Funds2Orgs. During this shoe drive, our goal is to collect as many pairs of shoes that are of any type, any color, and any size. All shoes need to be in gently-worn, used, or new conditions.
The shoes we collect will be sent off to developing countries across the world, primarily in Africa, Central America, and South America, to help create micro-enterprises and give young entrepreneurs the chance to sell our shoes to their community and create a job to sustain themselves. Due to the lack of jobs available in developing countries, micro-enterprises add value to the economy and lives by creating small business opportunities, improving income and promoting commerce.
Our goal is to collect 2,500 pairs of shoes, which would be 100 bags of 25 pairs-per-bag. We would love to challenge you to collect one bag of 25 pairs of shoes of any type! If you are unable to collect that many pairs of shoes, try 5, 10, or even 15 pairs…every pair counts!! If you have any donations, you may drop them off at The Depot Theater Company Office inside the Homestead Theater located at 201 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd in Dodge City between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. If you are unable to make it to our Office to drop off your donations, please reach out to us we can figure out a way to meet up or for me to come get your donations.
September 7 – Boardwalk Cigar & Cocktail Party
Join us for our Boardwalk Cigar and Cocktail Party at the Depot Theater Company on Saturday, September 7th from 6:30pm-8:30pm on the boardwalk on the south side of the Depot Theater Lobby. Each person will select 2 of 4 hand rolled cigars as well as receive two drink ticket vouchers.
Hors d’oeuvres will be served as well as a variety of cocktails and beverages. Music will also be provided throughout the evening. Must be 18+ to smoke and 21+ to drink.
Cost is $55 per person, with an early bird special of $45 per person until August 7th. Non-Smoker cost is $35, with an early bird special of $25 until August 7th. Please make your reservation by August 25th. You can call us at 620-225-1001 or order online.
September 14 – Karaoke Kabaret
Join us on Saturday, September 14 as we welcome back Karaoke Kabaret for a fifth year! Join us for a fresh take on the classic karaoke setup with performances by local performers bringing you classics from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. Audience participation is encouraged! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for happy hour with a curtain time of 8 p.m. Karaoke Kabaret will take place in the Lobby and El Vaquero Dining Room.
Tickets are available at the door. Admission is $10.00. Cash bar and selection of hors d’oeuvres for an extra charge will be available.
September 27 – Final Friday
Join us on Friday, June 28th from 7pm-9pm for Final Friday! The bar will be open, so come down for some entertainment, drinks, and fun! We are excited to have Fayrene Bostelmann join us for a great evening of entertainment!
September 28 – Broadway Showcase
Join us for ONE NIGHT ONLY for a showcase of classic Broadway show tunes sung by local and area wide performers! Tickets are $30 each and a full dinner is included! This event is a fundraiser for The Depot Theater Company, so come out and support those you know and this great Company!
Our lovely evening will have a lineup including: Amy Reinert-Price, Amy Romero, Gage Gardiner, Bonnie Meanor-Castelli, Cindy Thomson, Ed Bethea, Dale Kesterson, Jonathan Lane, Gayla Kirmer, James Reves, Krista Neifert, Johnny Dunlap II, Angel Romero Jr., Tegan Wenzl, Brad Smalley, and Lauren Cossman!
Tickets will go on sale August 26th and reservations must be made by September 26th. You will be able to order online or call the Office at 620-225-1001.
Due to our Kansas State License, NO outside food or beverage is allowed.