Unique Event Spaces For Every Size


While the Kansas City Convention Center offers an impressive 800,000 square feet of meeting space, smaller-scale event and meeting venues feature unique experiences in every corner of the city.

Whether your group requires an intimate theatre or a grand banquet hall, Kansas City can accommodate you.


Capacities of 1-150

Arabia Steamboat Museum

  • Accommodates up to 125
  • Treat your group to the sunken treasure of an 1856 steamboat. Housing the largest collection of pre-Civil War artifacts in the world, the Arabia Steamboat Museum features 200 tons of “touchable treasures.”

Kansas City Royals Pavilion & Dugout Suites

  • Accommodates 45-150
  • Step up to the plate and book an event at Kauffman Stadium, where elegant fountains decorate the ballpark. Your guests will enjoy fully-catered meals while taking in major league action from left center field.

Capacities of 150-500

Boulevard Brewing Co.

  • Accommodates up to 250
  • What’s on tap for an event at the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest? All rentals include a behind-the-scenes brewery tour complete with free beer during the event.

American Restaurant

  • Accommodates up to 350
  • Treat your taste buds when you host an event at Kansas City’s only Mobil 4-Star and AAA 4-Diamond restaurant. The magnificent panoramic view of downtown doesn’t hurt, either.

Harry S. Truman Library & Museum 

  • Accommodates up to 500
  • Get to know a famous Kansas Citian at one of only 12 U.S. Presidential Libraries. Independence, Mo., native Harry Truman’s life and presidency are documented through interactive exhibits and personal memorabilia. Don’t miss the replica White House Oval Office.

Kansas City Public Library - Central Branch

  • Three different spaces that each accomodate up to 250
  • Indoor program or outdoor skyline reception, the Kansas City Public Library features flexible event spaces for any kind of function. Not to mention the iconic Community Bookshelf, the photogenic south wall of the facility's parking garage, which showcases larger-than-life books spines. 

Capacities of 500-1,000

Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa 

  • Accommodates up to 600
  • Featuring 18,000 square feet of elegant meeting space, this venue includes an award-winning hotel and hundreds of slot machines and table games.

National WWI Museum and Memorial

  • Accommodates up to 650
  • For an extraordinarily emotional and educational experience, book an event at the nation’s only museum dedicated to the Great War. Choose between unique spaces for both indoor and outdoor events.

American Jazz Museum

  • Accommodates up to 1,000
  • Learn the history of jazz music at this museum located in the 18th & Vine Historic District. With several event space options, this venue is sure to provide guests with a swingin’ good time.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 

  • Accommodates up to 1,000
  • Meet among masterpieces at this renowned general art museum. Guests will be in awe of the giant Shuttlecocks in the outdoor sculpture park.

Capacities of 1,000 +

Starlight Theatre

  • Accommodates up to 1,200
  • This outdoor theatre presents nationally and locally-produced Broadway tours under the stars. Starlight’s climate-controlled main stage hosts mid-sized groups as well.

College Basketball Experience 

  • Accommodates up to 1,500
  • Conveniently located in the downtown convention district, this entertainment facility houses interactive basketball exhibits that test guests’ skills on everything from slam dunks to last-second buzzer beaters.

Union Station 

  • Accommodates up to 1,800
  • This beautifully restored 1914 train station features an interactive science museum, restaurants, shops and theatres. The venue offers ideal spaces for banquets and casual meetings.

Kansas City Zoo 

  • Accommodates up to 2,000
  • For a really wild event, book the lush home of more than 1,000 animals. Guests can stroll through the Australian Outback and African Plains, then have a meet & greet with Nikita, the polar bear.

Kelli O'Hara, Broadway star in concert

Kelli O’Hara is one of the biggest stars on Broadway, and her work in film, television, and opera have made her acclaim even greater. The Tony Award winner will bring her unique mix of classicism and show business to Kansas City for selections from Broadway and the Great American Songbook.

Hugh Jackman

Academy Award®-nominated, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman will bring The Man. The Music. The Show to Sprint Center on Oct. 13. You will see Jackman performing hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra.

Paul Childres Concert in the Caves

Blending Pop, R&B, and Soul, Paul Childers is leading a new breed of Singer/Songwriters and Guitarists. Paul finds a way to blur the lines cast between Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix styles of guitar playing, a Motown rhythm section, and Pop vocal melodies. He is returning to the caves for another epic show! 

B-Side mini 2019

We're celebrating our second annual music festival - in a teenier way!
 
Join us Oct. 4th First Friday for B-Side Mini!
 
Acts include our house band I Threw a Chair, Winny Wallet and the Workshop, and local musician Sean Groff.
 
Inside the gallery we will be showing many mini works, small doodles, sculptures and more.
 
Big thanks to Brewery Emperial for providing the event with beverages!

Merriam Drive Live!

Downtown Merriam will transform into a street and lawn party full of music on two stages, food trucks, adult beverages and a Cornhole Tournament. Performers include: Four Fried Chickens & a Coke; Red Guitar; Stolen Winnebagos; Fast Times and Noe Palma. Enjoy this annual music fest for FREE in downtown Merriam.

Brahms’ Fourth and Bach’s Fantasia

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor
Paul Jacobs, organ
 
J.S. BACH/ELGAR Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Once Upon a Castle for Organ and Orchestra
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
 

Finlandia and Schumann’s Piano Concerto

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Michael Stern, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano
 
SIBELIUS Finlandia
R. SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
DANIEL KELLOGG The Golden Spike (Kansas City Symphony commission, world premiere)
SMETANA “Blaník” from Má vlast
 

The Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City Fall Concert

The Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, healthcare students, as well as other musicians from the Kansas City area.  This fall concert will include: The New World Symphony - Dvorak , Fanfare for the Common Man – Copeland, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cello, s Gion Overture - Jose Gonzalez Granero