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Venue Policies

Kauffman Center Policies

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts recognizes the safety of our patrons, staff, volunteers and performers is a critical cornerstone for providing world-class performing arts experiences.

The Kauffman Center’s bag check policy has recently changed, which resulted from valuable feedback from our visitors. Effective November 28, 2018, the Kauffman Center implements a new security screening policy and related procedures for guests attending performances. This new protocol includes walk-through and hand-held magnetometers (metal detectors) to screen for items prohibited inside the Kauffman Center. Please note the new security screening policy eliminates the 12-inch-by-12-inch limitation for bags, as security will search all bags prior to entry for public events. Over-sized duffels, cases and all backpacks remain prohibited.

View the complete policy at where all procedural information is located and updated for the Kauffman Center.

If you have any questions please contact the Kauffman Center Box Office at 816.994.7222 or email