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Explorations is a Lyric Opera special series that features adventurous programming that crosses musical borders, and experiments with a wide range of genres.

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Packages for groups of 10 or more, including discounts of up to 25% off single ticket prices and other perks, are available for all Lyric Opera performances.

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Friday Fanfare

This Date-Night package is available for our Friday performances at the Kauffman Center, including dinner and tickets for two, plus parking in the Kauffman Center garage.

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Dinner Vouchers

You can purchase vouchers for a 3-course meal at any of our amazing Kansas City restaurant partners.

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To ensure that you have a secure, covered parking place, be sure to purchase parking passes for the Kauffman Center garage, in advance of your performance.

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Student Tickets

Student Group Tickets (10 or more) are available for reserved seating to all Lyric Opera performances, at a 25% discount. Ask about extras like backstage tours, previews, and complimentary tickets for event organizers.
Contact Ashley Benes for more information about Student Group Tickets: (816) 802-6078.

NEW in 2019: Student Rush tickets ($15) can be reserved by students and teachers/professors in advance, starting 2 weeks before the performance. Each student or teacher may reserve up to two (2) Student Rush tickets per performance at the $15 price. Student Rush tickets will be held at Will Call.
The fine print on advance Student Rush tickets: Payment is due at the time of reservation. Student or Teacher ID is required at time of pickup. $15 price includes fees. Specific seating is not guaranteed. Subject to availability; not good in combination with any other discounts, and not good on previously-purchased tickets. We reserve the right to revoke or discontinue the Student Rush advance offer at any time. Please pick up your tickets at least 30 minutes before performance time. 

Student Rush tickets may also be purchased on the day of the show, starting 90 minutes prior to curtain. 

Attendance at Student Dress Rehearsal is available by reservation to each Kauffman Center opera, when students can see the final rehearsal. Teachers receive a packet of educational materials prior to attending, and add-ons are available, such as school visits by cast members. The program costs $6 per person for educational materials plus the dress rehearsal for groups up to 100. Read more here. 

Limelight Program/Employer Share Program

The process is easy for employees who wish to participate. Employees may call Lyric Opera’s Box Office at (816) 471-7344 to place their order and mention they work for an Employer Share partner. Employees pay a reduced rate, based on each company’s level of commitment. The company is then billed for the remaining portion of the cost.

Participating companies may also be eligible for benefits such as special ticket promotions, backstage tours or “performance teasers,” where a Lyric Opera singer can come right to your workplace.

Participating Companies Include:

  • DST Systems
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Hallmark
  • Lee
  • State Street
  • Zahner

Joining the program is easy! It takes only minutes to enroll your company and we’ll do the rest. We provide all of the materials you’ll need to keep your employees up to date on every performance.

Donated Tickets

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City is pleased to offer donated tickets for nonprofit organizations and charity events, to support fundraising events and activities.


Ticketing Policy

Please check all tickets to ensure you have received the correct performance, date and time.
Events, programs, artists, dates, times and seating are subject to change at any time.
All tickets, paper equivalent, or electronic equivalent is a revocable license, subject to termination by refund of ticket price at the discretion of the producing company.
All seating is at the discretion of venue management. Latecomers may be given alternate seating.
Ticket-holder assumes all risk and danger incidental to the event.
Regardless of age, all attendees must have tickets. Some events are not appropriate for all children due to content or duration.
Phones, cameras and other electronic devices should be turned off prior to entering the venue.
Use of recording devices (video, audio or other medium) is prohibited without written consent.
Acceptance and use of a ticket give the patron’s consent to any recording or photographs made by talent, producing company, venue, or their contractors.
All ticket sales are final; there are no refunds.
In the case of cancellation or rescheduling of event, please keep your tickets until the events are publicly announced.
Tickets purchased through third-party vendors cannot be guaranteed.

Please don’t leave your seats empty
*Donate your tickets for re-sale if you cannot attend the performance.
*Return tickets to the point-of-purchase organization at least 24 hours before event. If resold, you may receive a tax-deductible donation receipt.

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