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Welcome to the Patrons Society

The Patrons Society is a group of enthusiastic Kansas City Ballet supporters who make an annual gift of $1,500 or more. As a Patron, you are a Ballet insider. Learn more about the Kansas City Ballet and the world of dance through lectures by guest artists, excursions to dance events and special social gatherings to meet the dancers.

Patrons believe that a great city deserves great art. The dedication of the Patrons Society allows Kansas City Ballet to bring dance of the highest quality, community education for all ages, and excellence in dance training to the entire community.

Join now and meet us in the Patrons VIP room at performances, and learn more about our great group. Donate today.


Patrons Society – Donor Levels

Patrons Society – Gifts of $1,500 - $2,499

  • Pre-sale Ticket Purchase
  • Concierge Ticketing Support
  • Invitation to Ballet Ball
  • VIP Suite Access
  • Open Rehearsal and Reception
  • Patron Insight E-mails/Performance Preview
  • Season-Opening Party
  • 2 /Ticket Vouchers for guests

Exclusively for all members of the Patrons Society

Next time you come to the Ballet, bring a couple of friends. We’ll make it easy. Call Chief Development Officer Ron Fredman at 816-931-2232 or e-mail him at rfredman@kcballet.org. We’ll be happy to arrange for complimentary tickets for your two guests. We would appreciate their name, address and other contact information. Your guests are welcome to join you and other members ofthe Patrons Society for refreshments during intermission in the Kauffman Reception Room, our VIP suite at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. It’s a great opportunity to share your love of the Ballet, and is good for any of our repertory seasons.
*Please note: Our box office will try to seat you together but we can’t guarantee it.


Bronze Level – Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999

  • Exclusive Artist Events
  • Season Sneak Preview

Exclusively for Patrons Society members contributing at least $2,500

Join us as we announce and celebrate our 2013-2014 season. This special sneak preview and reception - in late January, the week before we unveil it to the general public - will highlight performances, special guests, themes and other exciting programming elements. Donors contributing at this level or greater also will receive invitations to exclusive artist events and other special benefits.


Silver Level – Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999

  • Complimentary Parking at Kauffman Center
  • Sponsor a Dancer/Character for Production
  • Dress Rehearsal at Kauffman Center
  • Backstage Tour

Exclusively for Patrons’ Society members contributing at least $5,000.

While all is calm on stage, a flurry of activity behind the scenes keeps it moving. You will enjoy a special guided tour of the Kauffman Center, with a focus on the Ballet’s preparation for a performance in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre. Donors contributing at this level or greater also will receive an invitation to a Dress Rehearsal, complimentary parking at Ballet performances, and other benefits.


Gold Level – Gifts of $10,000 - $24,999

  • Name a Performance
  • Onstage/Wings Rehearsals Available

Exclusively for Patrons’ Society members contributing at least $10,000

Dress Rehearsal, the night before an opening, is a time filled with energy and refinement. It takes on a more intimate feel when you’re watching from the wings of the Muriel Kauffman Theatre stage. This special opportunity will put you in the thick of the action, providing a dancer’s-eye view of the energy and excitement. Subject to availability. Donors contributing at this level or greater also will receive an invitation to an exclusive post-season dinner reception, and other benefits.

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Join this vibrant and important group of ballet supporters!
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Calendar of Events

Season Sneak Preview
Wednesday, January 24, 2013
Invitation Only Event for Bronze Level Patrons ($2,500 and above)

Meet the Artist Margo Sappington
Friday, February 8, 2013
Invitation Only Event

Meet the Artist Karole Armitage
Friday, April 19, 2013
Invitation Only Event


If you would like more information on Kansas City Ballet Patrons Society, please call 816-931-2232 x1307 or email patrons@kcballet.org.