Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a center for music, opera, theater, and dance, opened in downtown Kansas City, Missouri in September 2011.

What began as a sketch on a napkin has become an architectural icon and home for the performing arts in Kansas City. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has changed Kansas City’s skyline, as well as the experiences of artists and audiences throughout the region.

Designed by architect Moshe Safdie, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts presents a wide spectrum of entertainers and performances from around the world, including classical, pop, and jazz music, ballet and contemporary dance, Broadway productions, comedy shows and more. The Kauffman Center provides performance homes for three of Kansas City’s premier performing arts organizations and keeps them unified under one roof. The Kauffman Center's resident companies include: Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Kansas City Symphony.

The Kauffman Center is one of the most technically and architecturally advanced performing arts centers in the nation, allowing its resident companies and presenters to stage more sophisticated work, encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, and foster the cross-fertilization of the companies’ audiences. The 285,000 square-foot facility includes two separate halls: the 1,600 seat Helzberg Hall and the 1,800 seat Muriel Kauffman Theatre— both housed within a dramatic overarching shell featuring a glass roof and glass walls. The Brandmeyer Great Hall provides sweeping views of Kansas City.

1601 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts