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.

Our Vision

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts’ vision is to enrich the lives of everyone in our community through extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences.

Our Mission

The mission of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is to provide these extraordinary experiences through:


Showcase a wide variety of high quality programs through resident companies and community partnerships, as well as national and international artists and productions.

Customer Service

Create devoted constituents and enhance the level of satisfaction for all who come into our venue by:

  • Providing a welcoming and accessible environment — from programs and parking to transactions and events
  • Going the second mile to make the customer comfortable
  • Exercising thorough and prompt follow-through and problem solving
  • Serving each customer with dignity


Nurture love of the arts for present and future generations by:

  • Promoting and developing creativity through programs, activities and live performances
  • Facilitating a cultural environment
  • Bridging gaps between the arts and the needs of individuals, families, organizations and communities