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BACKGROUNDERS

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Backgrounder

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a major new center for music, opera, theater and dance,
opened in downtown Kansas City, Missouri on September 16, 2011.

Kauffman Center backgrounder

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Fact Sheet

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is a major new center for music, opera, theater, and dance. Designed by Moshe Safdie, the Kauffman Center will present a wide spectrum of entertainers and performers from around the world, and serve 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.

Kauffman Center Fact Sheet

Architect’s Statement

Designed by architect Moshe Safdie, the 285,000-square-foot Kauffman Center includes two stand-alone performance halls, both housed within a dramatic overarching shell featuring a glass roof and glass walls that provide sweeping views of Kansas City.

Kauffman Center Architect’s statement

Kansas City Arts and Culture

Serving as a cultural catalyst for Kansas City’s downtown, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will focus a new spotlight on the region’s performing arts community, further establishing Kansas City as a dynamic and diverse cultural destination.

Arts and Culture in Kansas City

Kauffman Center Education Backgrounder

Open Doors is an educational and community outreach program created by the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts that connects students from throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area to the Center. The program is designed to provide opportunities for young people, especially those with limited experience of the arts, to attend performances at the Kauffman Center, as well as perform on the stages of the Center’s two performance spaces, the Muriel Kauffman Theatre and Helzberg Hall.

Kauffman Center Education backgrounder

Kansas City Symphony Backgrounder

The Kansas City Symphony is the resident orchestra of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and performs in the 1,600-seat Helzberg Hall.

Kansas City Symphony backgrounder

Kansas City Ballet Backgrounder

The Kansas City Ballet is the resident dance company of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and performs in the 1,800-seat Muriel Kauffman Theatre.

Kansas City Ballet backgrounder

Lyric Opera of Kansas City Backgrounder

Lyric Opera of Kansas City is the resident opera company of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and performs in the 1,800-seat Muriel Kauffman Theatre.

Lyric Opera of KC backgrounder

BIOGRAPHIES

Paul J. Schofer, President and CEO Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Paul J. Schofer serves as the president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. As the performance home of the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the Kauffman Center hosts music, opera, theater, dance, lectures and other cultural presentations with local, national and international artists.

Paul Schofer biography

Design Consultants Biography

Theatre Projects Consultants is the world’s leading theatre designers and planners with over 1,200 projects in 70 countries to its credit. The company’s team of artistic, management, architectural, design and technical specialists offers a unique service to those engaged in the planning and design of theatres, concert halls and arts centers.

Design Consultants biography

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