We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Address: 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone Number: 816 994-7200
Website
Improve this listing
95%
Ranked #3 of 82 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Attraction details
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hotels near Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Write a Review

314 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    263
    38
    9
    1
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Midwest
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

First, it's heresy to say anything in the slightest bit negative about the Kauffman in Kansas City. So let me begin with the obvious -- this facility is absolutely fabulous in so many ways -- from its acoustics to its cutting-edge design. However, there are a couple of "flaws" that prevent it from being perfect. Even a first time visitors... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, Nebraska
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our guests really enjoyed visit this venue for a tour. Many suggested they would like to attend a performance here in the future!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Altoona, Kansas
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
48 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Talk about spectacular, well this place indeed is just that. The architecture is fantastic! We live about three hours away and have been twice and have been totally impressed both times. We just attended Handel's Messiah last weekend. Tickets are easy to purchase on their website. It's located just off the interstate and easy to find. A parking garage, which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It's awe inspiring to see this building. It took a lot of resources to make it happen but it is worth it. It adds to the downtown look.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The architecture is second only to the outstanding acoustics of the music hall. Really first rate venue and should attract top performers.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gladstone, Missouri
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Kansas City Ballet performs at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. We had the pleasure of watching the performance of Alice. The Center itself is a beautiful venue. One side of the lobby is glass and provides a view of the city. On the other side are two theaters. Acoustics were excellent and we could hear the tap... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The building is a piece of architecture-wonderment! The opera we attended was delightful. Not a bad seat in the house. Excellent sound. We will be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Louis
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Awesome Performance and impressive venue. The architechture with all the interesting curves and angles is very unique.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Overland Park, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This center is a new addition to the KC area. I've toured it and have seen a couple different type of performances. The sound in each auditorium is amazing. Even the cheaper seats have a great view (due to the seating design) and outstanding sound. There are monitors and headphones to accommodate those from other cultures so that, too, may... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The whole place is gorgeous, with a sleek modern lobby and comfy seats. The view of the stage is pretty good from most of the seats. Nice date night or friends night out, a little pricey to bring the kiddos.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts also viewed

 

Been to Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?