Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Performing Arts Venue, Music Venue, and Other Nightlife · Crossroads
1601 Broadway Blvd (at 16th St), Kansas City, MO 64108, United States
Open until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Full Bar
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Enriching the lives of communities throughout the region, country and world by offering extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences.


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    Susan C.
    "World class architecture."(3 Tips)
    Darcy B.
    "Check out the amazing view of the Kansas City skyline from here"(5 Tips)
    Tory B.
    "Free tours at 10 and 12 mon, tues and sat."(2 Tips)
    John H.
    "Amazing acoustics."(3 Tips)
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  • Olli K.

    Saw both John Legend and Patti Labelle here. Loved it!

    Olli K · July 21
  • Hannah H.

    Beautiful building, in the middle of the heart of Kansas city

    Hannah Hobert · July 3
  • Cress H.

    Once with family and friends

    Cress Hewitt · June 20
  • Susan C.

    World class architecture. Stunning several story glass view overlooking Kansas City. Helzberg hall is all natural light grained wood with great acoustics and a stunning modern design pipe organ.

    Susan Casserley · May 27
  • Caleb S.

    Drinks are outrageously expensive and not that good. But the rest of this place is AMAZING. Great views, wonderful performances, solid staff, etc.

    Caleb Sommerville · December 12, 2014
  • Andy M.

    Me at the ballet?

    Andy Mohn · October 19, 2014
  • Reidun F.

    Happy Hour Chamber Music.

    Reidun Fuemmeler · September 25, 2014
  • John K.

    Best venue in the Midwest. Only downside is congested exit, but that's because it's always packed!

    John Koster · September 13, 2014
  • Eric S.

    Be sure to tip your bartenders.

    Eric Shoemaker · August 19, 2014
  • Dana G.

    Attending "Music from a Time of War", celebrating the music of WW1

    Dana Gillis · August 17, 2014
  • Mark K.

    TEDxKC. Yes!

    Mark Kelly · August 9, 2014
  • Ken G.

    Really want to go there... seems like a nice place

    Ken Grupe · June 23, 2014
  • Dylan B.

    Not a bad view in the house... Amazing view at night.

    Dylan Boyd · March 25, 2014
  • Ramsey M.

    Wear your Sunday best here.

    Ramsey Mohsen · January 21, 2014
  • Ramona W.

    We were at the Kauffman Center (Helzberg Hall) recently for Handel's Messiah. A wonderful experience. We would definitely go again!

    Ramona Williams · December 15, 2013
  • Benjamin B.

    Amazing facility!

    Benjamin Bobier · December 8, 2013
  • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

    Convenient, safe parking for our events at the Arts District Garage. You don't even have to go outside in bad weather! Enter from 17th or Wyandotte.Reserve a spot by pre-purchasing thru the Box Office

  • William R.

    Volunteer and you get to see tons of the best shows in town for free!

    William Rosen · August 15, 2013
  • CastrolUSA

    See a show! Use ‪#‎BestMilesAhead‬ for a chance to win 2 tickets to the 2013 MLS All-Star game this Wednesday at Sporting Park, 7/31.

    CastrolUSA · July 23, 2013
  • Taylor O.

    The second floor bar is far less crowded pre-show than downstairs since people don't expect it to be there if they haven't been before. Tip doesn't apply to intermission when they figure it out.

    Taylor O'Neal · July 15, 2013
  • Jimmy R.

    Duped again. This is not the Kauffman I thought I was going to!

    Jimmy Radovich · May 12, 2013
  • Cecilia L.

    Awesome place!

    Cecilia Lamb · April 14, 2013
  • Liz T.

    Prepaid valet parking is TOTALLY worth it. $7 and I walk from the garage or $15 and I walk in the front door? $15 please!

    Liz Ticer · March 24, 2013
  • Janne B.

    Classic oncorked. The building is absolute fantastic. If you ever come to Copenhagen go visit the DR concert hall - it's even more fantastic.

    Janne Bavnhøj · March 22, 2013
  • Janne B.

    Kauffman sunset

    Janne Bavnhøj · March 19, 2013
  • Corbin N.

    Great accoustics!!!

    Corbin Novotny · February 10, 2013
  • Timothy S.

    It was great it was wonderful

    Timothy Shockley Sr · February 9, 2013
  • Chris S.

    Try to photobomb yourself with the glare from the large windows on the main level!

    Chris Shaw · February 7, 2013
  • Jon D.

    Pre order drinks for intermission.

    Jon Day · December 16, 2012
  • Patsy P.

    Holly & Ivy was awesome

    Patsy Pudding · December 7, 2012
  • Brad H.

    Handel's Messiah is a must see. Usually end of November...3 performances. Just do it.

    Brad Hoback · December 1, 2012
  • Ramsey M.

    THIS PLACE IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!! (even the MoMa is jealous!)

    Ramsey Mohsen · November 14, 2012
  • Claire S.

    Screwtape Letters is amazing!

    Claire Snell · September 30, 2012
  • Laura B.

    Kansas city is home to 2 great organs, here and Kauffman baseball stadium : )

    Laura Byrne · May 24, 2012
  • Jeri B.

    We're here for Gift of Life Tour celebrating the Gift of Organ Transplants!

    Jeri Bartunek · April 21, 2012
  • Astoriawinediva

    This architecture reminds me of Sydney's opera house. Just spectacular! Kansas City has done well. Can't wait to attend a performance in one of the halls. soon, very soon.

    Astoriawinediva · March 12, 2012
  • Robert S.

    Aladdin opening tonight!!!

    Robert Sobbe · February 3, 2012
  • Kelsey H.

    Brand new arts center and an architectural treasure. The lead architect for it has designed buildings in Jerusalem and Singapore. Seats 1,800 and 1,600 in two halls and has a custom-built organ.

    Kelsey Hayes · January 25, 2012
  • Melanie H.

    When in doubt, always dress up.

    Melanie Haas · January 14, 2012
  • Jess Z.

    There are 1400 panes of glass enclosing the lobby, which ranges from 70-90 feet in height.

    Jess Zimbabwe · January 11, 2012
  • Victoria J.

    Best acoustics!

    Victoria James · December 19, 2011
  • John H.

    Amazing acoustics. Wonderful Christmas show

    John Hennessy · December 18, 2011
  • Luke S.

    Even the nose bleed seats are good!

    Luke Shively · December 18, 2011
  • Dawn F.

    The Texas Tenors show will be fabulous!

    Dawn Freeman · December 10, 2011
  • Darcy B.

    Check out the amazing view of the Kansas City skyline from here

    Darcy Bonfils · October 20, 2011
  • Chris B.

    It is packed for the grand opening. Looks nice.

    Chris B · September 18, 2011
  • John G.

    Grand opening on Sunday

    John Graaf · September 17, 2011
  • Nick

    Want to go here

    Nick · June 21, 2010

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