Special note: As of September 2017, we are having technical difficulties in updating our home page and other pages. In the meantime, updates are below.

Astra is proud to endorse and support The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Celebration Tour concert at Historic Memorial Hall in Independence, Kansas on November 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.! The box office at 123 N, 8th St. opens at 10:00 a.m. on Nov. 14 through Nov. 18. Phone sales to (620) 330-3795 also open at this time. The box office at Memorial Hall will open at 2:00 p.m. the day of the concert. For infor and tickets, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/4LeafMarketing/

Also....Astra Arts Festival to again host their Haunted Tour on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017!

Just in time for the spookiest time of the year, “Astra Arts Festival—2018” will sponsor a special encore of its popular “Haunted Indy Tour” of eerie sites in Independence—or, at least stories about places reputedly haunted!  The tour—which also takes a tongue-in-cheek touch--takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13 and advanced confirmed reservations are required.

Cost is $20 each for the approximate 90-minute tour, which includes van transportation and knowledgeable guides. Participants must be age 18 or older. The trip will abound with “mostly” true scary stories and visits to sites where legend holds of supernatural activity throughout the history of Independence.

Tour-goers should call Astra at (620) 266-1974 and leave a call-back message.  Reservations are not confirmed until Astra staff call back patrons and verify that there is room on the tour. Seating is very limited. Departure and return is at Riverside Park in front of the Riverside Aquatics Center.


Theatre--2016 Festival

Diva Dish! by Luke Yankee

Luke has performed DIVA DISH! around the country and on the high seas for the past two years to highly enthusiastic audiences. In this loving tribute, he shares first hand, never-before- heard show business anecdotes, rare stills and video footage on "divas" ranging from Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Paul Newman, Martha Stewart, Lyndon Johnson, Ellen Degeneres and over fifty others! Rex Reed calls it "touching, hilarious and completely enthralling!" It's like a party with biggest names from Broadway to Hollywood - and you're invited to hear the dish...the DIVA DISH! To see a four minute video demo and to read some of Luke's other fabulous reviews, check his website - www.divadish.net.


Performance Date: Saturday, July 2nd; William Inge Theatre; Independence Community College

Magic by Pete

Whether as a comedian or emcee, Pete takes pride in what he presents.

He is a long time member of International Brotherhood of Magicians, Society of American Magicians, and the coveted Academy of Magical Arts.

Tickets: FREE

Luncheon Music & More: Thursday-Friday, 212 N. Penn, 11:00 p.m.-2:00p.m.