The Muriel Kauffman Theatre will present a diversity of entertainers and performances from around the world, including pop and country entertainers, Broadway productions, comedy shows, and more. The Kauffman Theatre will also be the performance home of the Kansas City Ballet and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. The 1,800-seat venue is designed to be visually striking, yet retain an intimate experience for both audiences and performers. Inspired by the great opera houses of Europe, audiences are seated in a vineyard-style, semicircle configuration facing the stage—bringing them closer to the performers than in traditional auditorium-style proscenium venues.
Other notesHandicap AccessibleYesHearing AssistanceYesCapacity1800
The Kauffman Center fully complies with all disability requirements of both the city of Kansas City Missouri and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Two drop-off areas allow guests to easily access the center: one on 16th Street to the north, another from the private drive just south of the building.
Handicapped parking slots in the south garage will be close to building access points; pathways will be obvious, well-marked and ample.
Several elevators in the Brandmeyer Great Hall make the center fully accessible.
Both performance halls have seating that does not require the use of stairs. Both have seating areas in varying locations and at multiple ticket price levels reserved for patrons using wheel chairs. Each wheel chair position has a companion seat available.