The Kauffman Center’s overriding vision is to enrich the lives of everyone in the community through extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences. The Kauffman Center, home to resident organizations the Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera, Kansas City Symphony, and other innovative programming, embraces a variety of audiences with different tastes, interests and passions. At the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, everyone can have an opportunity to experience excellence.
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.
The Kauffman Center for the Performing arts hosts diverse performances of local to global acclaim, including resident companies — the Kansas City Ballet, the Lyric Opera and the Kansas City Symphony.