Open Doors

Transportation Fund Application

Thank you for your interest in attending a school matinee at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts! This application will submit your request for an Open Doors Transportation Fund Bus Allowance. You must also book your seats with the appropriate arts organization. Schedule information for qualifying performances is available below and contact information for each organization will be provided upon completion of this form. All questions marked with an * are required to submit the application.

All transportation reimbursement applications must be submitted at least five business days prior to the selected performance date in order to be processed. After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation. We will review your application and you will receive a separate email confirming the amount of your bus transportation allowance. Don’t forget to reserve your seats for your preferred performance directly with the arts organization. For information about their school programs, visit the links below:

Requested By

Mailing Address

After you attend the performance, a reimbursement check will be mailed to the Payee Address:
This is the name of the organization to be listed on the reimbursement check.
Be sure to check with your school's administrator or bookkeeper regarding whether or not the check should be mailed to the school directly or the district office.

School Information

PLEASE NOTE: This is not your personal employee number. Please contact your school’s bookkeeper for a W9 form containing your school or district’s EIN number. If this will be your first time to attend a student matinee performance at the Kauffman Center, please fax the W9 form to 816-994-9040. We must receive this form in order to process your reimbursement.

Performance Information

For more information about school matinees by these organizations, please visit

The amount of your bus fund allowance will be calculated based on the number and grades of students attending a performance. Your actual bus costs may vary depending on your school’s transportation policies.
The Open Doors Bus Transportation Fund is available for classes of 20 or more students and only covers the cost of student transportation.
Adults are not eligible for the bus fund allowance, even if they are traveling on the bus with the students.

Comments or Questions

Let us know about any special requirements your group may have, or if you have any other questions or comments: