The Center

Feedback From Our
Special Event Clients

“The Kauffman Center has proven to be an ideal location to host Hallmark’s Creative Leadership Symposium.  The unique glass lobby and open design allow us to showcase Hallmark’s branded elements in unique and unexpected ways. We use Helzberg Hall for our event, and we’re able to host meals and a cocktail reception in Brandmeyer Great Hall for about a thousand employees and guests through the day. The result is an event that builds excitement and inspires our creative teams!”

Sally Anderson, Hallmark Cards Inc.
 
 “The view from the glass lobby was a magnificent backdrop for our daughter’s wedding ceremony.   Many of our guests were from out-of-town and we were so proud to show off this Kansas City icon.”

– Debbie Sosland-Edelman
 
“We held the Harriman-Jewell Series’ 50th Anniversary Gala at the Kauffman Center. Brandmeyer Great Hall provided a gorgeous setting for our brunch prior to a once-in-a-lifetime duo recital of Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez in Helzberg Hall. The event was an unforgettable night to celebrate with donors, patrons and friends!”

– Eryn Bates, Harriman-Jewell Series
 
“Our holiday party at the Kauffman Center was unforgettable.  Our management team hosted a beautiful reception on stage, following a private performance of the Kansas City Ballet’s Nutcracker in Muriel Kauffman Theatre. It was a magical night that made all of our employees feel so valued!”

–  Elwanda Richardson, University of Kansas Medical Center
 
“Muriel Kauffman Theatre was a majestic setting for our holiday party.  We invited over 200 of our employees and their families to watch an on-screen company video in the theater and dine on stage with entertainment and live music.  The theater was the perfect backdrop for our presentation and the whole event was magical!”

Robert Hellweg, Aristocrat Motors
 
“The outstanding customer service at the Kauffman Center helped make our event in Helzberg Hall an overwhelming success.  The events team was engaged and collaborative from the initial concept through the end of the event.  Their ideas, enthusiasm and willingness to go the extra mile are unparalleled!”

Gina Goldstein, Waddell & Reed
 
The Kauffman Center has been an iconic setting to host TedxKC the past five years. The venue is an incredibly strong draw to attract leading thinkers from around the world to participate in TEDxKC, with the opportunity to present to nearly 3,000 guests in Helzberg Hall and Muriel Kauffman Theatre. At the Kauffman Center, we’ve been able to create a stimulating environment not only for TED Talks, but also musical performances and interactive experiences throughout Brandmeyer Great Hall and outside on the Arts District Terrace.”

– John Mulvihill, TEDxKC / VML
 
“We hosted a client reception on the 7th Floor Balcony before a performance in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre. Our clients enjoyed viewing the Kansas City skyline from the balcony and it was so convenient to walk right into the show afterwards!”

– Mary Neptune, Senior Vice President, Citizens Bank & Trust
 
“The Kauffman Center Founders’ Lounge was a unique place to host our staff luncheon and team building event.  After a beautiful luncheon, the Kauffman staff led our group on a private tour, educating us about the origins and architecture of this Kansas City icon!”

– Kellie Cram, Burns & McDonnell