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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone Number: 816 994-7200
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I grew up in Kansas City but moved away 30 years ago and while I come back to visit family I almost never go downtown as I've never had any reason to before now. My husband, son... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Kansas City but moved away 30 years ago and while I come back to visit family I almost never go downtown as I've never had any reason to before now. My husband, son and I took a private tour of the Kauffman Center and were blown away. The beauty and thought put into the design is... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I have attended several concerts here. The main center is large yet intimate. Wonderful sound! Gorgeous building!!

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

When the Kauffman Center first opened, our season tickets were on the highest "shelf" on the wall. I loved them because I could look over the railing and see the musicians' music. My family discovered they had a fear of heights because of those seats, however. So you do have to pay attention to where your seats are when you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Attended the KC symphony at Helzberg Hall. Amazing venue and marvelous music only dimmed by poor planning for crowds. Even seats three rows from the top are outstanding for sound. However it takes several long sets of steep stairs to reach endless rows with no aisles. Concert attendees seated in the middle are forced to crawl over 30+ people to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lovely atmosphere! My family and I loved watching the KC ballet here! The architecture is gorgeous, and there are no bad seats! Plus ticket prices are very reasonable.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I attended the Symphony at Helzberg Hall a few months back, and the space really does have incredible acoustics. Parking is also a breeze at the underground deck (even with multiple performances on the same night). Beautiful addition to the KC skyline.

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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The architecture of the Kauffman Center is amazing. If you are visiting on a sunny afternoon, you need sunglasses inside the building because of all the glass facing south offering a tremendous view of the Kansas City Skyline. I go here because I am a Theatre League subscriber. Those performances are always enjoyable, and a better venue no one could... More 

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Gladstone Mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My 1st experience at the Kauffman Center & it is amazing. Their performances use a combination of media & real stage . The space appears to be small, but, it becomes a full sized space.Every seat is a great seat. I was, totally satisfied with it - inside & out. Will experience it, again.

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Punta Allen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I saw the Sydney Opera House when it was new. The Kauffman center has to have been created in its image. Gorgeous! It does honor to the Kansas City Symphony. The acoustics are nothing short of pristine. TIP: ALL seats are great. We actually snagged front row, mezzanine, which was SUPERB.

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Parsons, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is a premier attraction in Kansas City. It is home to the outstanding Kansas City Symphony and hosts Broadway shows as well as a wide range of entertainment. There are two performing venues...both outrageously wonderful! No expense was spared. If you love the arts -- check the schedules-- and whether you are vacationing... More 

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