Kansas City Symphony Sets All-Time Records for Attendance in 2015-16 Season
Five seasons after the opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Kansas City Symphony’s annual results show the organization is stronger than ever and consistently one of the hottest tickets around.
Having completed its 2016 fiscal year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016), the Symphony is proud to report all-time records for attendance and total ticket revenue. The Symphony points to record Classical Series single ticket sales, a loyal subscriber base and diverse programming as key components of these milestones. These elements allowed the Symphony to post a modest financial surplus for the year.
“Our continued success is testament to The Combined efforts of our extraordinary board, staff, musicians and volunteers, and also to this remarkable community,” says Symphony Executive Director Frank Byrne. “Kansas City is a city on the ascent, a place where the arts are an integral part of our identity. There is no better place to demonstrate the power and relevance of great music to people of all ages, and the response we’ve seen is very exciting. We believe there is even greater potential for the future, and we intend to be leaders in making that dream a reality.”