Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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EdMBev
Topeka, KS36 contributions
Beautiful Architecture, Beautiful Music, I’m in Heaven
Sep 2019
Helzberg Hall is the one-half of the Kauffman where the Kansas City Symphony plays. The warm maple wood throughout, the excellent seating, the changeable lighting and, of course, the excellent acoustics make for a lovely evening. When I first visited this performance venue not long after it opened, between songs, the singer spoke about the performance hall and then snapped his fingers. I was sitting one level below the back seats and could clearly hear his fingers snap. He made his point.

Last year, I saw the symphony play in concert with the Star Wars movie, “The Empire Strikes Back”. I had seen the movie upon its initial release and it’s my favorite Star Wars movie. Well, to hear the symphony play the soundtrack in all its glory (dialogue is captioned) sent me soaring. It’s one of the best entertainments I have attended.
Written March 20, 2020
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DalyKCMO
Kansas City, MO24 contributions
Beautiful venue to appreciate the arts
Dec 2019
Not a bad seat in the house! We saw the Nutcracker here and loved it. Easy to park right on site, quick access to the bars, and courteous staff. Be sure to take in the views of the city!
Written February 17, 2020
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Lukeduke95
Omaha, NE9 contributions
Ballet
Feb 2020 • Family
The venue is beautiful and it was a great experience for our daughter to see professional dancers in action.
Written February 15, 2020
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AnniK_K
Macon, MO208 contributions
Always worth a visit
Feb 2020
The Kansas City Symphony and Ballet are both fantastic and well worth a visit. The musicians and dancers are both excellent and their program is usually very diverse.
We tried the dining experience here this trip as well and it was good - not the best restaurant in town, but definitely sth worth doing once.
Written February 4, 2020
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Tim V
Kansas City, MO42 contributions
Just an amazing venue. Beyond expectation....
May 2019
Oh my, where do I start? This place is amazing. Tasteful although sparsely decorated. Comfortable but not over the top. Just a great spot to enjoy a concert or show. My only regret is we don't go here often enough.
Written January 8, 2020
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Grace Fu
Indiana569 contributions
Nice and cozy experience
Dec 2019 • Solo
I watched a ballet show there, it’s super nice and I enjoyed it a lot! Actors are very professional!
Written December 26, 2019
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RRTravelServices
185 contributions
Handels Messiah amazing as always
Dec 2019 • Family
The Kauffman Center (which is actually 2 theatres in one venue) is a beautiful venue that hosts world class performances. I can't say enough good things about this theatre HOWEVER THERE ARE 3 M A J O R problems at the Kauffman. While their customer service is exceptional, in fact absolutely solicitious, it is a very difficult location to navigate if you have any mobility issues which is complicated by the terrible elevator situation where there is one main elevator that will take you up a level and then you get off, have to make your way across the mezzanine, and then find another elevator to go up haw many other levels and on the one occasion that I had "nose bleed" seats, there was no information when I was purchasing the seats that the seats could ONLY be reached by a long set of stairs. Problem 2 is actually another part of the accessibility issues. There was a rather large woman there who had obvious severe back problems/pain and the very kind ushers offered to get her a wheel chair but they only had small little wheelchairs that look like they might fit someone who was a max of 150 lbs. Finally parking is HORRIBLE! Their vallet service was just a disaster and had to wait 45 min for vehicle after the performance. This could have been avoided by no having the arrivals for one performance at the same time as the departures for another.
Written December 17, 2019
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TeresaG
6 contributions
Star wars to live orchestra
Oct 2019
My family and I went to the Kauffman Center to watch/listen to Star Wars, the Empire Strikes Back to a live orchestra. It was amazing to listen to the score live while the movie played on the big screen. I feel like concert attendees who are not in cosplay should dress up for a performing arts performance, many people did not. Jeans are not appropriate, but permitted.
Written December 11, 2019
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CSIJWyman
Larned182 contributions
Nutcracker
Dec 2019 • Friends
A must see during the holiday season! The building itself is magical. Gift shop, vendors, all of it is amazing! All seats are good. Not a one will have someone's head in the way, a railing in the way, etc. Very good design.
Written December 9, 2019
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Dougrun8
Kansas City, MO129 contributions
Awesome place!
Nov 2019
This center is a must see while in Kansas City!
We saw Mannheim Steamroller and it was fantastic and the sound was fabulous!
We frequently attend this venue!!
Cannot day enough great things about this place!!!!
Written November 25, 2019
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