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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.

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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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National Geographic Live!
Carsten Peter, presenting Extreme Planet

• Tuesday, February 24th 2015 10:30 AM

All tickets: FREE
Recommended for: 6th grade and older
Length: Approx. 1 hour

Journey into some of our planet’s most extreme environments with photographer and filmmaker Carsten Peter. Obsessed with devising innovative photographic techniques that allow him to capture dramatic, never-before-seen images of places few humans have ever dared to go, Carsten has rappelled into active volcanoes in the South Pacific and chased monster storms in Tornado Alley.

This performance is not eligible for bus reimbursement.

All seats for this performance have now been reserved.

National Geographic Live!
Joel Sartore, presenting Grizzlies, Piranhas, & Man-Eating Pigs

• Tuesday, April 21st 2015 10:30 AM

All tickets: FREE
Recommended for: 6th grade and older
Length: Approx. 1 hour

From being chased by angry and hungry animals to dancing with rattlesnakes to surviving multiple traffic accidents in far-flung places, Joel Sartore has repeatedly put himself at risk to get the story. Why subject yourself to this? Simply put, to document endangered species and incredible landscapes that show a world well worth saving.

This performance is not eligible for bus reimbursement.

All seats for this performance have now been reserved.


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.


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