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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108
816 994-7200
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Ranked #3 of 98 attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

One of the nicest places to enjoy almost any performance in Kansas City. The artistic beauty of the building shows on the outside and inside alike. Be sure to add this to your list of places to check out while in KC, and if it is possible don't pass up a chance to catch a performance there. You will not... More

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

WOW! the outside does not do this place justice. The inside is simply gorgeous and eclectic! From an opera, to symphony to a comedy show, the acoustics are perfect and the charm is addicting!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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123 reviews 123 reviews
46 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A beautiful venue! I'll be first to admit that we aren't your typical ballet/symphony crowd, but I have always wanted to go. We recently took advantage of the Kansas City Symphony's collaboration with Ben Folds to check the place out with something that we were really interested in. Our seats were in the Mezzanine which is on the sides of... More

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North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The building is beautiful inside and out. So much space inside made we wonder after concert, why is there only on set of stairs to the main exit. I felt like a bunch of cattle entering the cattle shoot.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were visiting friends in Kansas City, and they generously took us to a show at the Kauffman Center. Presumably, the shows there have their own review areas, so my comments are about the facility itself, which was terrific. First, the staff was welcoming and friendly, from (convenient) parking to walking out the door. Despite the now-requisite security checks, they... More

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Spring Hill, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I grew up in the area, so I was delighted when the show I was working on got to play a weekend at the Kauffman. It is one of the most beautiful facilities in the country, both inside and out. There is nothing quite like the view of the sunset against the skyline from the lobby floor to ceiling windows!

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kansas city, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I attended a symphony concert here. There are 2 facilities in 1 building, the Helzberg Hall and the Kauffman Theater,..This Safdie designed building is only a few years young,, but it is spectacular Acoustics and viewing are excellent from any seat. Highly recommend going there if you enjoy the program that evening.

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Lenexa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My daughter and I had season ballet tickets for this past season. The experience at Kauffman Center was amazing! The KC ballet performances were fantastic. This center was truly designed for musical performances. From parking to surrounding restaurants to the people working at Kauffman; it was a great season.

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Plattsburg, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Kauffman Center is an amazing place. I've been there about six times now, and it is unbelievable. The most beautiful performing arts Center I've been to yet! The interior of each space is beautiful, the acoustics are wonderful, the seats are good no matter where you're sitting. Although leaving the facility after performance is a little bit lengthy, foot-traffic... More

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