Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Music, Theatre & Ballet

Home of the Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, this striking performance center is a hub of culture and art. It consists of two elegant performance venues the Muriel Kauffman Theatre and Helzberg Hall. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts hosts a brilliant array of entertainment and events, including ballets, operas, symphonies and music concerts in many genres.


Hours –

Varies by event

Prices –

Varies by event


  • Future Stages Festival
  • Free Happy Hour Concerts
  • Five Choirs Festival


  • Symphonies
  • Pop Concerts
  • Operas
  • Guided Tours
  • Ballets


  • Are tours available?

    Yes, guided public tours are available that highlight the Kauffman Center’s distinct architecture and history. Tours last approximately 60 minutes, cost $5 per person, and must be reserved in advance.
  • How early should guests arrive for a show?

    Please arrive half an hour early, so that you have plenty of time to park, take care of tickets and necessities, and find your seat. Latecomers can be accommodated for some performances, however at others you won’t be allowed to enter until intermission.

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