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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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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fabulous architectural treat and great entertainment!

This is a must-see for visitors and residents alike. The architecture and decor are stellar and have won many awards and the technical components are superb! Great shows are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must-see for visitors and residents alike. The architecture and decor are stellar and have won many awards and the technical components are superb! Great shows are a treat but go see anything just to see the building.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We've seen the Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center last December and it was an awesome experience! The building is phenomenal, parking was easy and the show was great. This is definitely a big plus for Kansas City and the performing arts - it is also a must visit when you come to KC!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The atmosphere was excellent seating good. I am planning on taking my grandkids back to a play during xmas.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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39 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This building is so beautiful sometimes I just drive around or under the canopy just to look at it. They are hosting a lot more events and shows. Plenty of parking comfortable seats

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Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts building is wonderful in design and function! I have attended several performances and it is a great place to experience the opera and symphony.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We went to a concert at Kauffman Center in May. Absolutely perfect! No bad seat. We had the last row of Orchestra seating and they were great seats. Everyone was very nice, parking was easy, seating was comfortable. We had our mothers with us who are elderly and had no issues at all with getting them in and seated. Can't... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Such a beautiful new building. Definitely adds a lot to KC culture. Enjoy philharmonic/orchestral music or ballet/opera.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is one of the prettiest performing arts centers I have ever seen. It reminds me of visiting the Sydney Opera House. We've been to many concerts there and enjoy both the ballet hall and Helzberg. The KC Symphony is on par with any other in the nation - and they bring in a wide range of talent! I am... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Saw Lily Tomlin in concert here. We were too high up and too far back, but that's all they had left for tickets when we were there. The building is beautiful and very close to downtown and our hotel, the Marriott Downtown. It is also just across the street from the Convention Center, easy walking distance from the hotel.

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There were no performances while we were in town, so my friend and I went to just look at the building. We had missed the formal tour, but we were pleasantly surprised when we met Clarence. He works at the venue, and when he found out we were from out of town, he gave us a private tour inside. He... More 

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