Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a major center for music, opera, theater, and dance, opened in downtown Kansas City, Missouri on September 16, 2011. The Kauffman Center presents a wide range of entertainers and performances from around the world, including classical, pop, and jazz music, ballet and contemporary dance, Broadway productions, comedy shows, and more. In addition, the Kauffman Center serves as the performance home of three of the region's leading performing arts organizations—Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. The Kauffman Center's two houses, Muriel Kauffman Theatre and Helzberg Hall, offer audiences engaging and intimate performance experiences, while at the same time providing resident companies with dramatically enhanced technical capabilities.
Muriel Kauffman Theater
The Muriel Kauffman Theatre presents a diversity of entertainers and performances from around the world, including pop and country entertainers, Broadway productions, comedy shows, and more. The Kauffman Theatre is also the performance home of the Kansas City Ballet and Lyric Opera of Kansas City.
Helzberg Hall hosts a variety of local, regional, national and international artists and performance groups, including serving as the performance home of the Kansas City Symphony. The visual centerpiece of Helzberg Hall is the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ, Opus 3875, one of the finest concert hall organs in the country.