About

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.

For a full listing of upcoming events, visit the Events & Tickets section of this site. To learn more about what’s new at the Kauffman Center and to see behind the scenes, visit our blog. Stay up to date with the latest news by following the Kauffman Center on the below social media platforms.

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Media Contacts

For photos, press materials or interviews, please contact:

Ellen McDonald, Publicist

816.213.4355

For all other media inquiries, please message us.

+Media Guidelines

Prior approval is required for all media activity at the Kauffman Center, including photography and videography. For media inquiries, contact Ellen McDonald, Publicist, at or 816.213.4355.

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, please message us.

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 Ellen McDonald, Publicist, at or 816.213.4355. Photo or video inquiries can be submitted to Karen Badgett, Director of Marketing & Community Engagement, at or 816.994.7229.

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.

Reserving the Kauffman Center for professional photography is subject to a request and approval process. Please review our photo and video policy and photography request form at kauffmancenter.org/policies.

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 Karen Badgett, Director of Marketing & Community Engagement, at or 816.994.7229.

If you would like to receive press releases from the Kauffman Center, message us here.

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 Karen Badgett, Director of Marketing & Community Engagement, at or 816.994.7229.

Press Materials


+Multimedia Library

The Kauffman Center’s online photo archive is available only for media use and includes pictures from our various events. High-resolution images of the building exterior and interior spaces can be found in the building media photos album. Photos are not available for commercial use. All images are owned by the Kauffman Center. Additional photos may be available for media use; please message us for more information.

Online Photo Archive

Video b-roll may be available by request. Submit inquiries to Ellen McDonald, Public Relations Consultant, at or 816.213.4355. Find the Kauffman Center’s most recent videos on our YouTube page.


+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