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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 100 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Springfield, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

two theatres in one.. One for plays the other for the symphony.. great acoustics and easy to get around

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was a bit disappointed in the seating arrangement. It is very tight in the balcony and very cold. I found that I could not see the edge of the stage where I was seated which was disappointing as well. The facility is beautiful and should be seen.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Attending a performance, be it solo, ensemble, orchestra, etc., at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is certain to be a topnotch experience. Visually exquisite, comfortable seating, and of course the very best sound and accoustics work together to make this an incomparable entertainment experience.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This facility is by far one of the best in the world! It's absolutely gorgeous! The theaters are well planned and very comfortable. The views out of the front of the glass building are amazing! Great place!

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Parkville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Words fail me, you HAVE to experience the Kaufman Center. The best performing arts center I've ever experienced.

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far away
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16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

When a community decides to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a performing arts center, it does not guarantee that the venue will tun out well. There are many cities around the world with expensive failures. I can say that the people of Kansas City are blessed with a world-class performing arts center. The Kauffman Center is a striking... More

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