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Sensory-Friendly Events

Symphony performances accessible to all.

Sensory Friendly Performances

Visit us for more sensory friendly experiences in the 2020/21 season.

The Kansas City Symphony welcomes those with sensory and memory sensitivities as well as their caregivers to specially adapted performances in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. These inclusive programs are designed so families and friends of all abilities may enjoy symphonic music in a friendly and welcoming environment.

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  • House lights will remain half lit
  • Relaxed house rules
  • Freedom to get up and move around
  • Permitted use of electronic devices
  • Permission to talk freely during the performance
  • A screen above the orchestra will add an extra visual element to the performance

The performances last ~30 minutes. Guests are welcome to join us in the lobby after the concert for a brief Instrument Petting Zoo.


The Arts District Parking Garage is adjacent to the Kauffman Center. Parking is available for $10.

Guests are able to enter and exit the theatre whenever necessary. We hope you are able to stay and enjoy as much of our performance in Helzberg Hall as possible, however a serenity room is available should the need arise.

The Symphony box office staff is happy to help you at (816) 471-0400.

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Brimhall at or (816) 218-2639.