2020 Symphony Designers’ Showhouse Canceled

It is with regret we announce that the 51st Symphony Designers’ Showhouse is canceled this year.

This difficult decision has been made in collaboration with the Kansas City Symphony, which, in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, has cancelled all performances for the remainder of the season. It is also made out of deep concern for the health and safety for our members and volunteers, our designers and sponsors, and all of our Showhouse patrons.

Our Showhouse is the pinnacle of Kansas City Symphony Alliance’s annual fundraising efforts. The level of energy and creativity put in by Showhouse Vice President Kellie Sullivan, the Showhouse committee and participating designers and sponsors is impossible to measure, and we thank them for their outstanding efforts.

Ticket Donations

This cancellation represents a loss of expenses incurred to prepare the Showhouse for public viewing and to the Symphony, who benefits from this annual fundraiser. Now, more than ever, the Kansas City Symphony needs funds to carry out their mission and offset losses from closing this season.

If you currently hold a Showhouse ticket, please consider donating the ticket value to help make up for the fundraising setback caused by canceling the Showhouse. If you do not hold a ticket, kindly consider donating by clicking this link. 

Virtual Video Showhouse Tour Coming Soon

Our designers did an amazing job of transforming the house into a showplace for visitors. We are in the process of creating a Showhouse video tour, featuring more than 30 brilliantly designed spaces and interviews with our designers. Watch this website for a full virtual Showhouse tour, coming in the next few weeks.

Take care, stay healthy, and we look forward to bringing the community a beautifully transformed Showhouse next year.


Kellie Sullivan, Vice President, Symphony Designers' Showhouse

Gloria Christison, President, Kansas City Symphony Alliance

Danny Beckley, Executive Director, Kansas City Symphony