Kauffman Center’s Student Rush Discount

Kauffman Center’s Student Rush Discount Available for Upcoming Performances

Kansas City, MO – The Kauffman Center continues to provide opportunities for students to experience the performing arts by offering a student rush discount. These discounted tickets are made possible through the Center’s Open Doors Community Tickets program.

High school and college students are able to purchase discounted tickets for $15 at the Kauffman Center Box Office 90 minutes prior to any Kauffman Center Presents performance. In addition, students can also purchase reduced price tickets for performances presented by the Center’s resident arts organizations, including the Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. This is one of the Kauffman Center’s many initiatives to make the performing arts more accessible to students and young people in the community

Discounted tickets are available for purchase at the Kauffman Center Box Office with a high school or college student ID. Seating is based on availability, and there is a limit of one discounted ticket per valid student ID. Upcoming Kauffman Center Presents performances events include the Vienna Boys Choir on Saturday, November 11 and Riverdance on March 16 – 17.

For a full list of available discounts and additional information, visit kauffmancenter.org/ticketdiscounts or call the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222.

 Photos by Cody Boston


The Kauffman Center Open Doors program connects young people to the arts through three major components:

  • The Open Doors Spotlight on Youth initiative contains several programs that inspire and nurture the next generation of artists, arts patrons, and arts professionals with access to the Kauffman Center’s staff, stages, and resources.
  • The Open Doors Community Tickets program offers access to programming at the Kauffman Center for youth and families through reduced prices or free tickets.
  • The Open Doors Transportation Fund offers funding to schools in the metropolitan area so that bringing students to the Kauffman Center for school matinee performances is more affordable.

More information is available at kauffmancenter.org/open-doors.

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