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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Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,775 contributions
Jun 2022
The Kauffman Center is a Kansas City jewel.
It was an amazing symphony hall - Helzberg Hall and another beautiful venue for Opera and theatrical performances - Muriel Kaufmann Theatre.
I have been to performances in both.
The Symphony is wonderful and their performances are outstanding.
The Opera hall has great sight views and a state of the art captioning feature at every seat in the house.
Everyone should experience some performances in this wonderful venue!
Written 28 April 2023
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Cynthia E
Springfield, MO141 contributions
Dec 2022
I attended a spectacular presentation of Handel's Messiah during the holidays. They feature it in the Kauffman, along with The Nutcracker in a different theater. I found it convenient to pay for parking online in advance at the closest parking garage, but some might prefer to park farther away. As a visitor, I found the center a bit disorienting, but they had many staff and volunteers at every turn, so there was always someone on hand to answer my questions. Lovely atmosphere, a bar and snacks available in the outer areas. Gift shop, merch, etc. But the performance was the thing. They had a visiting conductor and visiting vocalists, and it was moving and great.
Written 19 December 2022
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nursemanager9
Arkansas City, KS418 contributions
May 2022
What an amazing building! Volunteer Ms. Smiley gave us a tour which we greatly enjoyed. Can't wait to go see another performance there.
Written 11 May 2022
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JenniferGoWest
Fort Lauderdale, FL31 contributions
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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Rick B
1 contribution
Apr 2021
Terrible how they are still forcing their customers to wear masks and show vaccine cards. I've attended many shows there in the past; no more. What are to trying to prove by doing this? You lost my business.
Written 19 March 2022
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Cornpop73
1 contribution
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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Kimi B
1 contribution
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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EdMBev
Topeka, KS77 contributions
Sep 2019
Helzberg Hall is the one-half of the Kauffman where the Kansas City Symphony plays. The warm maple wood throughout, the excellent seating, the changeable lighting and, of course, the excellent acoustics make for a lovely evening. When I first visited this performance venue not long after it opened, between songs, the singer spoke about the performance hall and then snapped his fingers. I was sitting one level below the back seats and could clearly hear his fingers snap. He made his point.

Last year, I saw the symphony play in concert with the Star Wars movie, “The Empire Strikes Back”. I had seen the movie upon its initial release and it’s my favorite Star Wars movie. Well, to hear the symphony play the soundtrack in all its glory (dialogue is captioned) sent me soaring. It’s one of the best entertainments I have attended.
Written 20 March 2020
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DalyKCMO
Raleigh, NC24 contributions
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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Lukeduke95
Omaha, NE9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
The venue is beautiful and it was a great experience for our daughter to see professional dancers in action.
Written 15 February 2020
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