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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 101 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a gorgeous new facility with nothing to not like except perhaps some confusion about finding where to go. They have solved that issue by having multiple people stationed throughout the building to guide you, so all goes smoothly. There are two beautiful theaters in the building, both remarkably well-done. The sound is excellent - everything about it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I have enjoyed music, Theater performances, Ballet at the Kaufman Center and love the modern design, quality of sound and the views over the city from there! Wonderful cultural experience every time!

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Superb acoustics, No Drunks stumbling over you. My new Favorite arena for any type of show in KC. Parking is excellent as well. My only complaint would be to include more HC slots. Hard to find at times.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Parking is easy. The shows and performances are great!! They have drinks and snacks. The cheap seats are good also. My kiddo will love this next year..

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Wichita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went to the opening weekend for the Kansas City Symphony. This was our first time in the Kaufman Center and we were blown away. Our seating in the choral section (behind the symphony instruments) was perfect for watching the conductor and gave us a perspective we don't often see. The sound in the hall was fantastic. If there is... More

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Kansas City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I've been to the Kauffman Center on several occasions and have never been dissapointed. It's a beautiful venue, the performances are top-notch, and access is easy. This is not to be missed!

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I am a fan of the architect, having been to Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Arkansas. Before you go, drive around and get a view of this beautiful building from all sides....especially at night. It looks like two giant clam shells from the upside. There are two great halls inside and the side of the building looking away from the city... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I've had the opportunity to attend musicals, dance theater & concerts at the Kauffman Center, as well as perform there with a professional dance company. The facility is an engineering, architectural and acoustic wonder. The staff of professionals as well as volunteers, run all facets of your experience with an eye toward creating the most enjoyment for anyone attending an... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had the opportunity to hear the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra at this wonderful venue. The acoustics are really very good and there is really not a bad seat in the house. Since the seating goes up rather than back, the stage does not seem very far away. Parking is very easy in the underground lot and access to lobby... More

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Hannibal, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The main issue I had was its location. It is in the middle of a busy market area and the parking was horrible. If you go it is better to go on a weekday. The exhibits were interesting but not really exciting.

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