COVID-19 Update: Please read about our event requirements and health policies.

Event Updates

The safety of our guests, staff and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us. As news about the coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to develop, we want to share with you some important information. For a list of health and safety updates, visit

Effective Oct. 12:

A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to a performance will now be accepted as an alternative to proof of vaccination (subject to artist approval) for Kauffman Center Presents performances and other select performances from touring/community arts organizations presented throughout the season. For a list of acceptable COVID-19 tests and additional FAQs, visit our health page.

PLEASE NOTE: Organizations NOT accepting negative COVID-19 tests and requiring proof of full vaccination at performances include:

  • Kansas City Ballet
  • Kansas City Symphony
  • Lyric Opera of Kansas City
  • Harriman-Jewell Series

Please note, masks and photo IDs are required for all attendees regardless of vaccination status.

A list of all public performances currently scheduled through November 30 including accepted admission requirements can be found below.

For more information about the COVID-19 protocols at a specific event, please visit the organization’s website that issued your tickets for additional information.

American Theatre Guild / Kansas City Broadway Series
Kansas City Symphony
Kansas City Ballet
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Harriman-Jewell Series
Kauffman Center Presents

Acceptable Documentation for Admission

DatePerformancePresenting OrganizationMasks RequiredPicture ID RequiredProof of VaccinationNegative COVID-19 Test (72 hours)
October 15 – 24CeltsKansas City BalletXXXNot Accepted
October 22-24The Music of John WilliamsKansas City SymphonyXXXNot Accepted
October 26Pink Martini featuring China ForbesKauffman Center PresentsXXXX
October 27Black Violin: Impossible TourKauffman Center PresentsXXXX
October 29-31Brahm’s First, Bruch’s Violin ConcertoKansas City SymphonyXXXNot Accepted
October 30Asleep at the WheelKauffman Center PresentsXXXX
October 31Champions Of MagicKauffman Center PresentsXXXX
November 5-7Scheherazade! Plus StraussHarriman-Jewell SeriesXXXNot Accepted
November 13-14Lyric Opera Goes to Hollywood in ConcertLyric Opera of Kansas CityXXXNot Accepted
November 18Renee Fleming, Soprano in RecitalHarriman-Jewell SeriesXXXNot Accepted
November 22Hometown Concert & Holiday Reception featuring Matt LeisyKauffman Center Spotlight Membership ProgramXXXNot Accepted
November 26Schumann’s “Rhenish” with Beethoven’s Fourth Piano ConcertoKansas City SymphonyXXXNot Accepted

The Kauffman Center Box Office counter is currently closed. For tickets to future events, please call 816.994.7222 or visit

Box Office Phone Hours
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Please visit our events page to see the full schedule of current performances at the Kauffman Center.  Please reach out to or the Kauffman Center Box Office at 816.994.7222 with any additional questions.

As a reminder, please refer to our ticket policy information and policy and procedures resource for more information. If you have pre-purchased parking, your parking pass will be valid should the event be rescheduled.

Our procedures will be updated as needed, and we are monitoring information as it is shared by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and partners.  For more information, visit  CDC and the World Health Organization.

For questions, please email or call the Kauffman Center Box Office at 816.994.7222 during regular business hours.

The Kauffman Center values your support and understanding during this time.