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“Stunning Acoustics and Venue”

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Ranked #5 of 152 things to do in Kansas City
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Kansas City, Missouri
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349 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Stunning Acoustics and Venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Wow...what can you say about a building this dramatic. What can you say about acoustics like this? I have attended the theater side once and have season tickets to the Kansas City Symphony and have attended 7 times. The sound is great and the ambiance wonderful. Visiting conductors and soloists comment on how good the sound is. This is world class and the striking building is comparable to the Sydney Opera House. Yes, I've been to Carneige Hall, but still raving about acoustics in this one in Kansas City. View from inside at night is great. This venue should serve the theatrical and orchestra needs of the city for many years to come.

Visited June 2012
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Kansas City
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“New but Uncomforatable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

We recently experienced this much talked about new structure. It has all the bells and whistles and is beautiful inside and out. The parking garage is attached for easy access. We did not like the seating. The seats are too small and to close together. Also, you have to stand up to let people in and out of the row due to the narrow rows. Very nice venue but not sure we would go back.

Visited August 2012
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Lenexa
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“One of the finest venues in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Not only is this architecturally stunning, it is a masterpiece of engineering, design, and construction. From the marble floors to the high massive curved interior walls, everywhere you look you see first class materials and craftsmanship.
The acoustic design in both theaters provides perfect clarity and tone to every seat. While the layout allows for easy entry and exit even with a packed house. It is worth a special trip to Kansas City just to attend a concert or play at the Kauffman.

Visited July 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

There's really no words to describe how amazing the Kauffman center is. Red and blue rooms help to keep the ambience of the music proper. Nothing quite like it for hundreds, if not, thousands of miles.

Visited September 2012
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“World class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Saw Aida and Madame Butterfly - quite simply a world class facility right here in KC.
I also did the guided tour - free - and worth it top find out some info into what it takes to establish a place of this caliber.

Visited September 2012
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