The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts announced the launch of EncoreTix, a new program designed to make the performing arts more accessible for younger adults.
EncoreTix provides significant discounts up to 50 percent off of regular prices, special presales, and free ticket giveaways to a variety of events at Kauffman Center each month. Participants can choose from a wide range of entertainers and performances from around the world, including classical, pop and jazz music, ballet and contemporary dance, operas, theatrical productions, and more. Open to anyone age 21–39, EncoreTix is a collaboration between Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and the Harriman-Jewell Series.
EncoreTix partners are launching the program with the opportunity to win two free tickets to The Nutcracker presented by The Kansas City Ballet (a $188 value). Current Encore members and participants who sign up between October 28 and November 8 are eligible to win.
Younger adults become Encore members by signing up online to join a monthly email list. Members pay for the performances and special events that most interest them. There are no annual fees for the program. For more information and to sign-up, visit kauffmancenter.org/encore.
Serving the Entire Community
The Kauffman Center and its partners are increasing efforts to build future audiences for the performing arts in Kansas City and to inspire the younger set to become tomorrow’s devoted arts patrons. The Kauffman Center and its EncoreTix partner organizations realize the importance of reducing barriers for younger adults in order to reenergize a love of the performing arts and encourage lifelong arts participation.
“After surveying our audiences for the past two seasons, we have identified an opportunity to have a greater impact with younger adults in our community through EncoreTix,” says Jane Chu, President and CEO of the Kauffman Center. “It’s important to offer those aged 21–39 outstanding and diverse performances at a low cost.”
Kauffman Center’s commitment to serving everyone in the community is evident from the wide range of free or low-cost programming, including Kansas City Symphony Free Happy Hour Concerts. Audiences of all ages are also able to experience low-cost presentations and performances priced as low as $10, like the popular National Geographic Live series, part of Kauffman Center Presents.
“EncoreTix will extend additional offers and special opportunities to engage new audiences for the Kauffman Center. We strongly believe that at the Kauffman Center there is something for everyone,” added Chu. For more information, visit www.kauffmancenter.org/encore.