Parking is now available for the 1,000-car Arts District Parking Garage, adjacent to the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This all-new parking structure offers convenience and shelter from inclement weather. Parking is safe and affordable. Parking is $7 per event. Charging Stations for Electric Cars are available in the Garage on Level three, located on the North Wall of the Garage, west (Left as you face the KCPA), of the entrance to the Garage Elevator Lobby. Accessible parking is available on a first come, first serve basis. We advise patrons needing an accessible parking space to arrive early.
Valet parking is available for $17 at each performance. For your convenience, the drop-off lane is located on the south side of the Kauffman Center, accessed from Broadway.
To order in advance please call the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400.
In the Crossroads District, where the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is located, there are numerous surface parking lots available for Symphony events. Numerous parking spaces are available throughout the Crossroads District, including free parking along Central, Wyandotte and Baltimore Streets, plus 17th, 18th and 19th Streets.
View a map of the Crossroads District Available street parking highlighted in red and surface lots are marked in blue.
Park & Ride
For our Sunday afternoon classical concert patrons, the Symphony has created a new Park & Ride service from Oak Park Mall. Motorcoach service is available for advance purchase for $15 round trip and will leave Oak Park Mall’s designated park and ride lot (just south of Bank Midwest at the corner of 95th & Nieman) at 12:30pm on Sunday classical performance days, returning around 5pm. This service will also include special offers from Oak Park Mall merchants and restaurants. We strongly encourage you to purchase Park & Ride seats in advance - as there is limited seating.
To purchase Park & Ride passes, please contact our Box Office at (816) 471-0400.
Accessible seating for patrons using wheelchairs and walkers is available in all areas of Helzberg Hall except the Upper Grand Tier sections. We strongly suggest to consult with the Symphony Box Office to determine your best and most accessible seating options at (816) 471-0400. Visit our Accessibility page for more details.
Smoking is not permitted at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Alcoholic beverages, coffee, soft drinks and sweets will be available before the performance, at intermission and after. Refreshments are not allowed inside the hall.
Lost and Found
For lost articles please contact Kauffman Center For the Performing Arts Security at (816) 994-7244. You may also call the Symphony Box Office 10 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday at (816) 471-0400.
Safety and Security
Kauffman Center places the highest priority on the comfort and safety of its patrons. Kauffman Center provides 24 hour security and video surveillance services, EMT medical services at events and has over 400 trained ushers to provide direction and support in the event that emergency egress or severe weather refuge is required. If you have questions regarding emergency procedures, please see our House Manager for detailed information.
In case of a Fire
Please proceed orderly to the closest door marked with a lighted Green Exit sign. Ushers will direct you to the closest and safest building exits. There are numerous exit doors on each side of Helzberg Hall that lead directly outside. The areas to the north of the Kauffman Center (Bartle Hall parking lot, Bartle Ballroom Courtyard) are good places to meet others in your group if you become separated.
In case of a Tornado
You will be asked to stay in your seats inside Helzberg Hall. The halls are the most structurally-sound part of the Kauffman Center complex, and were designed to withstand tornadic conditions.
In any Emergency
It is imperative that you listen to and comply with any and all specific instructions that may be announced.