Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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5.0 of 5 bubbles598 reviews
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DalyKCMO
Raleigh, NC23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Not a bad seat in the house! We saw the Nutcracker here and loved it. Easy to park right on site, quick access to the bars, and courteous staff. Be sure to take in the views of the city!
Written 17 February 2020
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JenniferGoWest
Fort Lauderdale, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The building is a real gem for KC. I was happy to take my family and attend the Nature Roars Back event. The staff were fun and kept the place clean and tidy for us to enjoy. Thank you!
Written 10 April 2022
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Kimi B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Highly disappointed that a performing arts center thinks they can decide what is best for my health. We will never spend another dime here.
Written 23 August 2021
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Robert R
Shelby Township, MI13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
I really needed to give the Kauffman Center only one star because for a brand newly designed building the Architects should have been able to accommodate significantly better seating if they were not trying to crowd the capacity of these auditoriums.

I mean I rate the seats at the KCPA BELOW…FAR BELOW the worst coach class seats on any airline I have flown. You are not going to enjoy the evening if you are stuck in an upright chair, with less leg room than coach on an airline, and the KCPA does have fairly narrow seats, ( no I do not have a wide body butt!)

One wonders if the same people that did the disastrous skywalks at the Hyatt Regency in KC have had a hand in SQUEEZING theater goers into these seats… Also a very concerned that there were only single/one door (not any double doors) for each aisle incase of the need to quickly evacuate the seating area into the lobby or exits.

Too bad Kansas Citians, Great acoustics, but a lousy experience.
Written 8 April 2013
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Cornpop73
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Good luck with those mandates. We are done supporting events at the Kauffman. My money my choice! You are hypocrites for claiming you are an "inclusive" organization when you are excluding people who may not be able to get the vaccine or who have already had the virus. At least offer a choice of proof vaccine OR a Covid test for all like St. Louis Symphony has done. We will be supporting them instead!
Written 8 December 2021
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Jonathan Fang
Kansas City, MO25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
The Kauffman Center has 2 beautiful halls, one for Ballets and Opera, and another for other music. The sound produced by both halls are fantastic and every seat in both halls provide extremely nice views and sound. The parking is very spacious, even in the event of a full house for both halls. The music hall, Helzberg Hall, is the one of the best places I've been to for classical music, with great acoustics rivaling halls in Germany and Austria.
Written 23 May 2019
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John E
Ballwin, MO1,391 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
I am down rating this place because the balcony seating is highly dangerous due to the extremely low railings. I was literally terrified to sit there on the balcony because the railing is less than 18 inches high. One could easily fall over it. I am surprised there has not been a fatality yet. Older people after drinking a drink or two would be at especially high risk. Having said that, the place is beautiful and has great acoustics. I will not ever risk sitting in a balcony in the future here.
Written 28 June 2014
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SueKansas
Altoona, KS117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
Talk about spectacular, well this place indeed is just that. The architecture is fantastic! We live about three hours away and have been twice and have been totally impressed both times. We just attended Handel's Messiah last weekend. Tickets are easy to purchase on their website. It's located just off the interstate and easy to find. A parking garage, which you pay an addition fee for, puts you right at the venue. Thanks to the Kauffman Foundation, people from near and far can enjoy performing arts in a classy fashion. A wonderful experience.
Written 8 December 2014
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gsimpruiz
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
The architecture is second only to the outstanding acoustics of the music hall. Really first rate venue and should attract top performers.
Written 15 November 2014
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MimiB96
Gladstone, MO51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
The Kansas City Ballet performs at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. We had the pleasure of watching the performance of Alice. The Center itself is a beautiful venue. One side of the lobby is glass and provides a view of the city. On the other side are two theaters. Acoustics were excellent and we could hear the tap tap of the ballerina's pointe shoes. The KC Symphony performance was amazing! I am sure performing at the KCPA would make any group better, yes, and a joy for guests to see and/or hear. Parking is easy in the KCPA garage and there are lots of parking spaces. Nothing I dislike about the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. It is a bright spot in Kansas City!
Written 12 November 2014
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