The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts offers guided tours that take visitors through the Center presenting a historic overview of its development and highlighting its architectural accomplishments, upcoming performances and volunteer opportunities.
Private tours of the Kauffman Center’s front of house must be requested through the form below at least three weeks in advance of the requested visit date. These tours are approximately 60 minutes in length, are led by knowledgeable volunteer tour guides, and are only available with advance reservations. Please note that tours must be scheduled around the performances and work calls of the technicians, artists, and administrators who produce our amazing events; therefore, private tours will not include access to backstage areas and we cannot guarantee that every tour will have the opportunity to view Muriel Kauffman Theatre and Helzberg Hall.
The cost of a private tour is $100 for groups of 35 attendees or fewer and $150 for groups over 35 attendees. The Open Doors program is pleased to cover the cost of a private tour on behalf of K – 12 or other educational institutions if the group is affiliated with a non-profit organization and can provide a Tax ID number.
The Kauffman Center maintains public access hours on Fridays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. during which visitors may explore Brandmeyer Great Hall, Helzberg Hall and Muriel Kauffman Theatre with guidance from a volunteer greeter. Occasionally performances, concerts or event set-up does not allow us to offer this experience or visits may be limited to Brandmeyer Great Hall. Please be sure to check the Kauffman Center website or contact the Kauffman Center Ticket Office before your visit.
Parking is available for $3 – $10 per vehicle in the Arts District Garage, which is located just south of the building and is accessible on 17th Street between Broadway and Wyandotte. Free parking may be available on streets surrounding the Kauffman Center as well. We are also a five-minute walk from the KC Streetcar Kauffman Center stop located at 16th Street and Main Street.