Standing in the Brandmeyer Grand Hall lobby of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, you can gaze out the expansive windows for an impressive view of the surrounding Crossroads Art District of Kansas City. The two theaters inside the venue are just as spectacular. In the Muriel Kauffman Theatre and Helzberg Hall, you can take in performances by the Kansas City Ballet, the Kansas City Symphony and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. In addition, these theaters host touring Broadway productions, such as Fiddler on the Roof, Evita and The Sound of Music, as well as a variety of other cultural events. To get the best seats for Kauffman Center events, get your tickets at StubHub.
What is the Kauffman Center's seating capacity?
The Muriel Kauffman Theatre seats 1,800 people. The semicircular seating configuration includes boxes along the sides of the room. Helzberg Hall holds 1,600 patrons. Seating is available around all four sides of the stage.
Is the Kauffman Center accessible by public transportation?
The Kauffman Center is along the KC Streetcar route. Use the Kauffman Center stop at the intersection of Main Street and East 16th Street. It's a 5-minute walk from the streetcar stop to the venue. The Ride KC Max Bus also travels through the theater area.
Is there Kauffman Center on-site parking?
The best spot to park when attending a show at the Kauffman Center is the Arts District parking garage. Both self-park and valet options are available. Metered on-street parking and additional lots are available throughout the surrounding neighborhood.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
The Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center provides the opportunity for patrons to enjoy drinks and a three-course dinner before the show. Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are sometimes available. In addition, the venue has bars where you can purchase light refreshments and drinks during performances. Other dining options in the area include Los Tules and Webster House.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring the young ones along?
Although restrictions apply to certain Kauffman Center performances, most events are appropriate for all ages. All attendees should be able to quietly sit still, and every patron must purchase a ticket.
Is the Kauffman Center a wheelchair-friendly facility?
The venue has ample accessible parking, an elevator and accessible restrooms. Wheelchair seating is available in both theaters. The venue also has assistive listening devices available for use during performances.Back to Top
Epic events and incredible deals straight to your inbox.