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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-1229
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+1 816-994-7200
10:00 - 18:00
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Fri 10:00 - 17:00

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Saw a preformance of the Nutcracker and it was wonderful

Not a bad seat in the house and the Nutcracker was great. Parking was on site and all personal was very helpful

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bonnie O
Peculiar, Missouri
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Peculiar, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a bad seat in the house and the Nutcracker was great. Parking was on site and all personal was very helpful

Thank Bonnie O
Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided at the last minute to visit the Symphony during our visit to KC. We really just wanted to see the gorgeous building, which looks like the Sidney Opera House! When purchasing tickets, the ticket manager suggested the cheapest seats in the house were actually their favorite seats! Thinking $38 was preferable to $150, we purchased those seats -... More 

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been a long time since we had seen "The Nutcracker", last time was at the Lyric Theater. Talk about a difference! Everything was spectacular from sets to the scenery and the costumes. The performance kept us entranced. It was like we were kids again seeing it for the first time. The dancers were wonderful and the show was... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to a few events at the Kauffman Center, but recently went to see The Nutcracker. It was a wonderful program and you would enjoy not only the presentation, but the venue, itself. It is beautiful, easily accessible, and the acoustics are fantastic. Do yourself a favor and see a show at this locale.

Thank Steve W
Olathe, Kansas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the most part, the Nutcracker ballet was wonderful. The Kansas City ballet has added a modern twist to it. I did not care for the modern twist. In the battle between the mice and the soldiers, the mice were doing modern dances like "the dougie" and spinning on their back. I thought it took away from the elegance that... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kauffman Center is beautiful inside and out. This was our first time here and we were not disappointed. We saw "The Nutcracker" and it was a great performance with a beautiful set & costumes. We will definitely be back.

Thank vickere
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got tickets to the Kansas Cities Symphony's Christmas Program. Just going to the "Kauffman" is treat! What a great and beautiful facility! The music of the choirs, the bells and the Orchestra was just beautiful. What spirit rolled out onto the streets of Kansas City!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family attended TubaChristmas at the Kauffman Center. What a treat! Who would have thought 350+ tubas could make such wonderful music. What made the performance even more special was the setting. The Kauffman Center is an absolutely gorgeous building.

Thank nursemanager9
Platte City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My four adult daughters and I attended a recent performance of The Nutcracker by the KC Ballet. The venue is amazing. The set and costumes were beautiful. The performance was captivating. I highly recommend it.

Thank DKM53
Kirksville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My husband took me to Handel's Messiah as part of a surprise get away for our 25th wedding anniversary. The Kauffman Center was so beautiful and a perfect setting to see The Messiah. This was our first visit to the Kauffman Center and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening making a beautiful memory.

Thank Patty F

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