December 7, 2019
Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball
A one-of-a-kind holiday celebration for the whole family!
Celebrating 25 years of magic!
Join the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy and her friends for a morning full of magic at the Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball.
Children will delight in having their complimentary picture taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy, visiting Drosselmeier’s Craft Shop, and interacting with costumed characters. Parents will enjoy shopping for holiday gifts at the toy shoppe or our fun silent auction.
Dine on a delicious three-course luncheon, enjoy entertainment emceed by 41 Action News Anchor Christa Dubill, a performance by Kansas City Youth Ballet and dancing with your family and friends to holiday music.
Then get whisked back to the Kauffman Center to attend the 2 pm matinee performance of Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker.
Tickets are no longer available.
Frequently Asked Questions
KANSAS CITY BALLET SELDOM CANCELS PERFORMANCES DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.
An exception to this is an official city-wide emergency that requires citizens not be on the streets. On the unlikely chance that Kansas City Ballet cancels a performance, such cancellation will be announced at least 2 hours before the scheduled start of the show. The means of communication will include radio and television announcements as possible, email notices to the patron email we have on record, announcements on our website and voice mail message at our Box Office number (816.931.8993).
Patrons should always assume the performance will proceed. Do not call or contact the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts; the center is our leased venue and may not have current information to advise you regarding the Ballet’s schedule.
Kansas City Ballet believes that patrons should use their best judgment regarding travel to and from Kansas City Ballet events and always place their safety as the first and highest priority.
If Kansas City Ballet performs as scheduled, best efforts will be made to accommodate those patrons unable to attend the performance by offering them the option of moving to another future performance of the same production (exchange fees may apply). We cannot guarantee seating in this case, especially if the weather event occurs near the close of a production run.
Kansas City Ballet does not refund the purchase price of tickets if the performance has occurred.
In the rare occurrence that Kansas City Ballet cancels a performance due to weather or other emergency, Kansas City Ballet will promptly refund the cost of the ticket(s) but will not be responsible for any “third party” costs such as the facility fees or parking fees, both of which are “pass-through” fees and are not retained by Kansas City Ballet.
Tickets purchased through a reseller will not be refunded. Contact them to inquire about obtaining a refund.
The Arts District parking garage, immediately south of – and underneath – the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, is the primary parking garage for Kansas City Ballet patrons. Event parking is $10 per car and is accessible from the east and south sides of the complex. Additional neighboring lots charge varying rates to park based on demand. Most street parking is metered, but after 6 p.m. most parking is not enforced, so arrive early to acquire those spots. Please note that motorcycles are not allowed in the Arts District Garage due to safety reasons. Valet parking is also available for $18 in advance or $20 at the door. A benefit of being a subscriber is having the option of purchasing a season parking pass that will ensure a space in the Arts District garage. A parking pass with a 3-show subscription only costs $30 ($54 valet) for the season.
Pre-purchased parking is available up to 24 hours in advance of most performances. The prepaid cost is $10 for the Arts District Parking Garage and $18 for valet service. Pre-purchasing parking guarantees a reserved spot in the garage, even if the garage sells out. Please note that if the garage is full patrons without a pre-paid pass will not be able to park in the Arts District Garage.
The Kauffman Center’s promise to bring artists and audiences together is reflected in many ways, including removing barriers and providing access to our performing arts experiences for all patrons.
Every performance in Muriel Kauffman Theatre offers accessible seating options for patrons with disabilities. Accessible seats may be removed for mobility devices or left in place, and adjacent or nearby companion seats are available. Bariatric seating options are also available upon request.
Accessible parking in the Arts District Garage are close to building access points, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Event parking is $10 per car. Valet parking is also available on the south drop-off drive for most performances for $20 ($18 prepaid).
Two drop-off areas allow guests to easily enter the Center:
- The north side of the Kauffman Center, accessed from 16th Street
- The private drive on the south side of the Kauffman Center, accessed from Broadway
Assistive Listening Devices
Patrons who would benefit from amplified and clarified sound may exchange an ID card for complimentary use of an Assistive Listening Device in the Gift Shop on Brandmeyer Great Hall.
Staff members and volunteers at exterior doors are able to provide complimentary wheelchairs for use before a performance, during intermission, and after a performance. Remaining in a borrowed wheelchair during your entire visit is not an option at this time.
Kauffman Center staff and volunteers are unable to lift, carry or otherwise physically assist with transferring a patron from a wheelchair to a seat, administer medicine, provide assistance in the restroom, or perform other personal attendant services.
Changing Tables and Restrooms
The Kauffman Center has accessible restroom options on each level and family restrooms throughout the building. All family restrooms have infant changing tables, and the Mezzanine family restroom features a changing table for children or adults. Patrons needing an additional private space to use a universal changing table or tend to medical needs are invited to contact a staff member or volunteer to use the First Aid Office.
Universal changing tables for children and adults are supported by Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City.
Patrons who would benefit from the use of a private, relaxing environment are invited to step into one of our two Serenity Rooms. These spaces offer comfortable seating and a monitor to view the live performance, plus sensory items, dimmable lights, and an electrical wall outlet. Patrons may contact a staff member or volunteer to access this space.
Serenity Rooms are supported by Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City.
Patrons who would benefit from comforting sensory resources are invited to exchange an ID card for complimentary use of a Sensory Kit from Coat Check on the Plaza Lobby Level. Each kit contains resources such as noise-reducing headphones, a weighted lap pad, and a handheld sensory item.
Sensory Kits are supported by Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City.