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Your Trusted Theatrical Equipment Company Since 1981

Put on the show of your life with the help of XS! For more than 40 years, we have been a major force when it comes to delivering comprehensive design, sales, installation, and rental services to theaters, fundraisers, galas, and special events throughout the country. A dedicated theatrical equipment company, we make sure that the arts and entertainment community with the lighting, sound, and visual services they need to leave a lasting impression.

Whether you are in the theatrical, worship, or hospitality industry, our event production specialists are ready to deliver the flexible solutions—including transitioning your space from incandescent lighting to LED solutions—needed to really make your presentations pop. If you have any inquiries about our event production services or theatrical equipment sales, or rentals, please contact us today.

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About XS

Centrally located in Kansas City, MO, our theatrical equipment and event production company helps organizations across the country improve their lighting and sound. From helping venues with troublesome acoustics to upgrading conventional lighting or video setups to meet a client’s unique specifications, we are committed to delivering sustainable, practical solutions to our clients.

Who We Serve

  • Theater

    For-Profit Theater, Legit Theatre, Nonprofit Theater, Community Theater, & Experimental Theater

  • Educational Theatre

    Teaching Theatre, K-12, College and University

  • House of Worship

    House Lighting and Control, everything from Simple Illumination for Streaming to Full-Blow Production

  • Corporate Events

    Lighting, Video and Sound Reinforcement for Small to Large Meetings

  • Nonprofit Events

    Galas, Fundraisers, Walks & Runs

  • Architectural and Exterior Lighting

    Providing Temporary or Permanent Illumination of Buildings & Structures, including Large Format Gobo Projection

  • Weddings

    Custom Gobos, Uplighting, Low Fog, Sound System, Uncomplicated to Elaborate Weddings & Receptions


"...Late last semester, I was given a budget to purchase new fixtures and Rick worked with me to get what we wanted to fit my budget cap. He worked with me over the pricing so that I can purchase 20 Color Source LED fixtures along with all accessories under budget. I always had and in the future, will continue to have a great working relationship with Rick. The level of service provided by XS Lighting had been very high and I am always very satisfied with both goods and services."

Victor En Yu Tan

Professor of Lighting Design
Head of the MFA professional Theatre Training Program in Lighting Design
University of Missouri-Kansas City
"I have recently worked with XS Lighting to upgrade the lights in our district performing art center. This collaboration comes after being dissatisfied with two other lighting companies in the Kansas City area. There are many reasons we will continue to work with XS Lighting besides getting a fair price on a good product. First, Rick listened to what we wanted to accomplish with our limited budget...Second, Rick was very patient and honest answering all our questions. He did not​ try to sell us something we did not need...Third, XS Lighting did an excellent job installing the lights. They ran all the wiring, hung and focused the lights, and asked us if they were to our satisfaction throughout the entire process...Finally, the lights themselves are phenomenal. The obvious advantage is the lower electric cost..."

Tommie Hutter

Technical Director FOHS
Fort Osage R-1 School District
"As the technical director for William Jewell College and resident stage designer for Jewell Theatre Company, I’ve chosen to work with XS Lighting as my primary vendor for lighting, sound, and supply needs. Rick McConnell and his staff at XS are knowledgeable about the most state-of-the-art equipment on the market and usually have something ready to demonstrate in their shop upon request. From rental stock to new purchases, Rick is ready to help make your production the best it can be on any budget..."

Nathan A. Wyman

Professor of Theatre, Department of Communication & Theatre
Producing Director of Jewell Theatre Company

Contact Information

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Thank you for your interest in our theatrical equipment and supply company. We are open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekends are available by appointment only. We occasionally lock up for out-of-the-office meetings, so please call us at (816) 221-6966 before you visit us.


We are located near 16th Street and Broadway Boulevard at 1632 Broadway Boulevard in Kansas City, MO. Our building is directly across the street from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. There are a couple of orange brick buildings by use, separated by an ally. We are the first door to the south of the alley.


Street parking on the west side of Broadway is legal until 4:00 p.m. If nothing is available on the street, or it is after 4:00 p.m., we have a parking lot located directly behind our building.