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Press Room

Welcome to the online press resource of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This is where members of the media can access Kauffman Center staff contact information, media guidelines, photo/video policies, press releases, press materials and our multimedia library.

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Media Contacts

For photos, press materials or interviews, please contact:

Bess Wallerstein Huff
Director of Marketing
(816) 994-7229

Ellen McDonald
Public Relations Consultant
(816) 444-0052

For all other media inquiries, email

+Media Guidelines

Prior approval is required for all media activity at the Kauffman Center, including photography and videography. For media inquiries, contact Bess Wallerstein Huff, Director of Marketing, at or (816) 994-7229.

Credentialed members of the media may request reviewer tickets to Kauffman Center Presents performances. Media tickets are available to those who intend to use the tickets for news and performance review purposes. To request media tickets for a Kauffman Center Presents event, email

Media credential requests for performances presented by the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, or the Harriman-Jewell Series should be submitted directly to those organizations.

+Photo and Video Policy

Media photography and videography of performances is prohibited without prior approval from the Kauffman Center. For media inquiries, contact Bess Wallerstein Huff, Director of Marketing, at or (816) 994-7229. Photo or video inquiries can be submitted to Joanna Polley, Community Outreach Supervisor, at or (816) 994-7227.

For patrons, taking photos during performances is prohibited unless otherwise stated. Video and audio recording of performances is prohibited. Patrons are welcome to take personal pictures in the lobby and in the theaters before the performance begins.

Professional photography is subject to a request and approval process. The Kauffman Center welcomes photographers on-site by appointment, subject to availability. Please review and complete the form linked below and submit via email to

Photography Request Form

Please note: All professional requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to proposed photography dates. Photography requests will be subject to applicable fees and restrictions.

+Press Releases

Find recent news releases from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on the press releases page. For press inquiries, contact Bess Wallerstein Huff, Director of Marketing, at or (816) 994-7229.

If you would like to receive press releases from the Kauffman Center, email

Press Releases

+Press Materials

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts fact sheets, leader biographies and other materials available for use by the media can be found on the press materials page. For press inquiries, contact Bess Wallerstein Huff, Director of Marketing, at or (816) 994-7229.

Press Materials

+Multimedia Library

Strictly for media, the Kauffman Center offers an online photo archive containing high-resolution images of the building exterior and interior spaces. Photos are not available for commercial use. All images are owned by the Kauffman Center. A photo credit for Tim Hursley is required for all uses. Additional photos may be available for media use; please email for more information.

Video B-roll may be available by request. Submit inquiries to Bess Wallerstein Huff, Director of Marketing, at or (816) 994-7229.

Approved artist photos for upcoming performances are available to media by request.

Additional information and resources are available on the multimedia library page.

Multimedia Library

+In the News

Find an archive of local, regional and national news stories about the Kauffman Center on the In the News page.

In the News