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The Kauffman Center will be closed Thursday, November 26th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will resume normal business hours on Friday.

The Center

Years of collective research, planning, and design have brought into focus the mission of the Kauffman Center.

The Dining Experience

The Kauffman Center invites you to enjoy an exclusive modern-American dining option featuring exquisite yet casual cuisine. Experience a gourmet meal, freshly prepared and served in the Founders’ Lounge. Located just within the south doors of the Center, the Founders’ Lounge offers you a sweeping view of Kansas City in a sleek and sophisticated atmosphere. The Dining Experience features select meal combinations offered in our signature Marquee box, gourmet artisanal sandwiches and salads . Enjoy the fresh, local flavors featured in our seasonal menu!

All meal selections include:
– Bread service
– Choice of non-alcoholic beverage
– A trio of desserts

Fall Menu Wine & Cocktail Menu

Reserve Now

 Please note, the Dining Experience is by reservation only. Reservations can be made up to 24 hours in advance of performances online or by calling 816.994.7222. During the reservation process you will be able to select and purchase your entrée in advance. The Dining Experience is available for all guests and visitors prior to all performances except for Sunday matinees. Taxes and gratuity are separate.

The Dining Experience menu changes seasonally. For questions, please call 816.994.7222 or e-mail