Video Sneak Peek of the Kauffman Performing Arts Center

It started as an idea on a napkin. Now 11 years later, the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts holds it’s first performances tonight. Designed by internationally renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the Kauffman Center cost $413 million dollars and sits on 18 acres in the heart of Kansas City connecting the downtown loop to the Crossroads Arts District. Inside are two venues, the 1,600-seat Helzberg Hall and the 1,800-seat Muriel Kauffman Theatre (one for concerts, the other for theatre).

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Tonight’s opening performance is sold out, but no need to wait until Sunday’s free Open House to get a tour of the new digs. Working for Digital Evolution Group has it’s perks. My friend/colleague Ramsey and I were given a private tour from our friends at Encore—and we shot this video sneak peak of the Kauffman Center. This project was a blast and the new center is beautiful! Ramsey also took a few panoramic photos (photo 1 and photo 2) with his iPhone using this sweet app called 360 Panorama. Enjoy!


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Patrick Padley

is a Kansas City-based new media creator, digital strategist, podcaster, musician, coffee addict and online marketing thinker. If you haven’t met Pat, or read his blog you’ve probably seen his work. As a Social Media Consultant at DEG, a digital consultancy in Kansas City, Pat advises clients on their online initiatives and marketing strategy. Pat has worked with companies such as Bushnell (, Rockport (social strategy –, Timberland ( In addition to strategy, Patrick has a focus in Web video and has produced content for for brands such as Timberland (, the Kansas City Royals and Sonic. He is passionate about social media and the marketing opportunities it represents for clients. Patrick possesses a keen understanding of how the social channel and creative elements mix together to support marketing objectives.