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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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Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Unbelievable Building!

If you get the chance come see a play or a concert at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. What an incredible work of architecture! The sound in there is amazing. I am... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Grain Valley, Missouri
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Grain Valley, Missouri
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you get the chance come see a play or a concert at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. What an incredible work of architecture! The sound in there is amazing. I am kind of biased though because I helped build it before I retired.

Thank MikeTheTraveler56
Kansas City, Missouri
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172 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new Kauffman Center for the arts is a Kansas City architectural landmark as well as a phenomenal music and performing arts venue. The architecture, both inside and outside is a wonder to behold. The acoustics are unbelievable and the stages can be seen from any seat in the house. The only negative is that it is difficult to get... More 

Thank williame975
Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I are fortunate to live in Kansas City, and have close access to another of Moshe Safdie's brilliant creations. We have been to several concerts and 2 opera's and the acoustics are amazing! The facility is a work of art itself that , to us, shows Safdie is not resting on his laurels. Check ahead for facility... More 

Thank raeandrose99
La Jolla, CA
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I live in San Diego where we don't have a decent concert or opera venue and I went to Kansas City to see what a great venue would look like. The Kauffman Center is dazzling. Your spirits lift as you enter the light and airy building. The auditoriums are perfectly designed and the acoustics were great. I think this is... More 

Thank Heavenlytraveler
Lawrence, Kansas
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311 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

What a beautiful place. The architecture is impressive, by Moshe Safdie. It looks a little like the Sydney Opera House. The South view out of the lobby is amazing, especially when there is storm in the area. The lobby itself is delightful, large, airy and comfortable. The one odd thing is that when you come into the lobby at intermission,... More 

Thank Robert S
San Francisco, California
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108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We took the one-hour tour and were glad we did. The Center is impressive from the outside, but the real wonders are inside. The two venues are totally different in look and feel. Muriel Kauffman Theater, the venue for opera, is colorful and glamorous. Helzberg Hall, designed for symphonic performance, is all burnished wood. What the two venues have in... More 

1 Thank LaBu
Blue Springs, Missouri
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is the most beautiful arts center. I love attending events here. Every aspect was well thought out when designing & building the center. I have attended several concerts here. There is not a bad seat in any of the auditoriums. There is cocktails & other beverages available. Along with a very nice gift shop. If you have a chance,... More 

Thank Becky G
Overbrook, Kansas
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This building does what it advertises! The achitecture is incredible and the accoustics even better. I was amazed at how well you could hear inside of the auditorium. I will definitely keep this venue in the cross hairs.

Thank LWiezorek
New Jersey
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I attended a wedding reception in the Kauffman Center. It was a beautiful venue. The cocktail hour was outside and the wedding was inside. You can see the Kansas City skyline through the glass. Amazing beautiful modern architecture.

Thank thisissusan
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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.

1 Thank Daryl L

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