Please note: Brandmeyer Great Hall will be closed to the public Friday, August 18.

Ticket Discounts

The Kauffman Center is dedicated to making performances attainable for the next generation of performing arts enthusiasts. As an extension of the Kauffman Center’s Open Doors Community Tickets program, students can purchase discounted tickets in the hours leading up to any Kauffman Center Presents performance. Along with the Center’s resident arts organizations, there are hundreds of opportunities for high school and college students to enjoy performances at affordable prices throughout the year.

To support the Community Tickets program which connects young people and families to the performing arts at the Kauffman Center, please consider donating online or by calling the box office at 816-994-7222.

Donate Online


More details about each organization’s Student Ticket Policy can be found below.

+Kauffman Center Presents

Student Rush Tickets – $15

Students can purchase $15 tickets at the Kauffman Center box office 90 minutes prior to the performance start time. Limit one ticket per valid student ID. Seating will be based on availability.

Click here to see the list of upcoming Kauffman Center Presents performances.

Please call the Kauffman Center box office at 816-994-7222 for more information.


+Kansas City Symphony

Kansas City Symphony Student Ticket Policy

Student Season Pass – $25

  • For classical series concerts only – visit www.kcsymphony.org/student for any excluded concert dates
  • Choir Loft seating only
  • Limit one per student (30 and younger with valid student ID)

Student Rush Tickets – $10

Student ticket pricing is available for most concerts. Student tickets are $10 per student with a valid student ID two hours prior to performances. Seating is based on availability.

Student Group Discounts

Special group rates are available for school groups attending evening concerts. For more details, please call the Kansas City Symphony box office at 816-471-0400.


+Kansas City Ballet

Kansas City Ballet Student Ticket Policy

Student Rush Tickets – $19

Students can purchase $19 tickets at the Kauffman Center box office 90 minutes prior to all repertory performances. Rush prices are not valid for tickets to The Nutcracker or any other special performances. Limit one ticket per valid student ID. Seating will be based on availability. Please call the Kansas City Ballet box office at 816-931-8993 for more information.


+Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Lyric Opera of Kansas City Student Ticket Policy

Student Rush Tickets – $15

Students can purchase $15 tickets at the Kauffman Center box office 90 minutes prior to all performances. Transactions must be paid in cash only. Limit one ticket per valid student ID. Seating will be based on availability.

Students who would like to purchase a ticket prior to the performance night may buy one single ticket in advance at a 20% discount with a valid student ID.

Please call the Lyric Opera of Kansas City box office at 816-471-7344 for more information.