Kansas City Ballet Vaccination Requirements

Kansas City Ballet is looking forward to welcoming audiences while keeping the health and safety of guests, staff, and performers a top priority. Please see the below FAQ that outlines the layers of defense against COVID-19 and the current protocols that are in place as of January 6, 2021.

Please note, the below protocols will continue to be regularly evaluated and updated based on community health data and public health and government guidance. Please check back here for updates in advance of scheduled performances. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

All public performances of Kansas City Ballet will continue to accept ONLY PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION (14 days prior to event) WITH MATCHING PICTURE IDENTIFICATION.

Masks are encouraged at the Kauffman Center (Dracula and The Wizard of Oz). Masks are required at the Bolender Center (New Moves). You will have people sitting behind you, in front of you, and next to you.

Kansas City Ballet will not accept negative COVID-19 tests from unvaccinated individuals for entry into performances. Children, ages 5-11, may attend performances when they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

All patrons with proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 may attend Kansas City Ballet performances. Proof of vaccination includes:

  • A vaccination card (photocopies or digital copies accepted, i.e. a photo on a mobile device), which includes the name of the person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date the last dose was administered, OR
  • Documentation of vaccination from an accredited healthcare provider’s electronic health record or governmental Immunization Information System record.
  • Photo ID is required.

Fully vaccinated means on the day of the performance: 1) at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or 2) at least 14 days have passed since the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.

Due to the circumstances, all ticket purchases during the 2021-2022 season are refundable prior to the performance by calling Kansas City Ballet Box Office at 816.931.8993.

Learn about the Kauffman Center’s Health and Safety updates, including vaccination requirements HERE.

Please Note: Kansas City Ballet will not accept negative COVID-19 tests from unvaccinated individuals for entry into performances at the Kauffman Center.


Bolender Center Performances

KC Ballet is closely monitoring federal, state and local guidelines and our policies and procedures will continue to evolve dependent on COVID-19 status at the time of each event. Check back on this page before your scheduled performance.

Visiting the Bolender Center

Following CDC guidelines and for the safety of all, all patrons attending special events ages 12+ must be vaccinated to enter the Bolender Center. KC Ballet is requiring all employees (including part-time and full-time employees, dancers, and volunteers) to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Please be prepared to show proof upon entry (photo of vaccination card is valid).

Masks Required for All
Masks are required for all persons on site until further notice. Your mask must cover your nose and mouth and be in place the entire time while in the Bolender Center. Neck gaiters and vented masks will not be permitted.

Ticket Office
Kansas City Ballet Box Office is currently closed to the public. We strongly encourage purchasing tickets online and selecting electronic ticket delivery to reduce the handling of cash or in-person transactions. If you are unable to purchase online, you may call 816.931.8993.

Social Distancing Standards
Please remember to maintain social distance at all times. Early September, we will evaluate the current federal, state and local guidelines to determine seat placement.

Bolender Center Cleaning Procedures
Common areas and high touch points are routinely cleaned and sanitized.

Hand Sanitizer
Sanitizer stations are available in the common areas of the Bolender Center.

Kansas City Ballet School

Kansas City Ballet School is committed to creating a safe and healthy training environment for our students, staff, and families. The protocols are created by Kansas City Ballet’s Health & Safety Task Force in accordance with the advice of medical professionals, national, state, and local officials as well as other ballet schools across our nation.

*Please note that guidelines and safety protocol may change based on changes to national, state, and/or local recommendations. Updates will be marked with the date they have been added.


COVID-19 Warning

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that may result in personal injury, severe illness and death. By visiting the Kauffman Center or Bolender Center, and/or attending performances, concerts, events or other activities, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19. All visitors must follow the health and safety protocols. Please do your part to keep yourself and others safe.

Our procedures will be updated as needed, and we are monitoring information as it is shared by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and partners. For more information, visit CDC and the World Health Organization.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@kcballet.org. Kansas City Ballet values your support and understanding during this time.

Missouri ArtSafe Certified

Kansas City Ballet and the Kauffman Center are Missouri ArtSafe certified by the Missouri Arts Council and the Missouri Arts Safety Alliance. This program is a standard for venues from St. Louis to Kansas City and everywhere in between.

For more information, visit https://www.missouriartscouncil.org/missouri-artsafe/.