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The Kauffman Center is dedicated to creating unprecedented access to arts experiences for young people in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Community Tickets

KCPA OpenDoors LogoThe Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is passionate about providing youth in our community opportunities to experience high quality performing arts. The Open Doors Ticket Fund offers reduced or even free tickets to help local social service agencies, schools and home schools bring children to performances.

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Social Service Agencies

We are currently building a network of local social service agencies to help us reach families with Open Doors Community Ticket Fund opportunities. If you are an agency serving families and children in the Kansas City metropolitan area and are interested in learning more about opportunities to participate in Open Doors Community Tickets, please email us at for more details on how you can participate.


National Geographic Live Matinees

Kauffman Center is pleased to again offer presentations by two esteemed National Geographic explorers. Social service agencies, schools and home schools in the five-county metropolitan Kansas City area with children in the specified age range are welcome to apply for these free tickets.

National Geographic Live: Paul Sereno, Paleontologist

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 10:30 am
Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Audience: 6th grade – 8th grade

Photo credit: Mike Hettwer/Courtesy Project Exploration

Tickets for this performance are no longer available. 

Paul Sereno leads expeditions to places as diverse as the Sahara desert and the Tibetan plateau in search of fossils to help chart the evolution of dinosaurs. Discoverer of dinosaurs on five continents, Sereno’s fieldwork began in the foothills of the Andes in Argentina, where his team discovered the first dinosaurs to roam the Earth.

This performance is not eligible for bus reimbursement.


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