Kansas City Music Hall Rules

The Kansas City Music Hall has specific rules that they ask all visitors to abide by for every patron to have the most enjoyable experience whilst at the venue. Please see the below sections regarding some of the rules and policies which are in place at the Kansas City Music Hall.

All visitors must comply with the venue’s rules at all times. This includes passing through security checks on entry, including metal detectors, manual inspections, and wand scanning. Lines can build up at peak times, so please allow plenty of time to pass security. Please also bring your ID if you plan to purchase alcoholic beverages, as strict age checks are in place.

bag policy

All bags brought to the Kansas City Music Hall will be inspected on entry. Smaller, clear bags will pass through checks most easily, while larger bags and backpacks may not be allowed inside the venue. Any bag allowed into the auditorium must fit under your seat during the performance.

Items allowed

It’s good news, you will now be able to bring purses over 12″ into the venue and not have to leave them at coat check or in your vehicle, so long as they meet the security policy guidelines.

Prohibited items

The list of prohibited items at the Kansas City Music Hall includes, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Cameras, including any professional cameras, equipment, or accessories
  • Audio and video recording devices
  • Weapons of any kind, including knives and firearms
  • Oversized bags
  • Any item that may cause a disturbance to performers or other guests.

Any item deemed inappropriate during security checks may be refused entry, subject to the venue security team’s discretion.

Cash policy

The Kansas City Music Hall primarily accepts cashless payment methods. Typically, vendors prefer methods such as credit cards, debit cards, and mobile payments. However, some may accept cash, so you may wish to bring some along.


The venue has multiple fully stocked bars throughout the venue which can provide you with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. If you are wanting to purchase alcoholic drinks, please ensure you have a valid ID to present to the bartender upon request.


Smoking is prohibited at the Kansas City Music Hall. This includes vaping and the use of e-cigarettes. On your event day, please ask venue staff for directions to designated smoking areas outside the building.


Cameras are allowed into the venue, however please note that any type of photography is at limited times during the shows and varies from performer to performer. Please ask the venue regarding the specific show you are seeing. All professional photography is forbidden from inside the venue, unless previously agreed prior to arrival.

Child policy

The Kansas City Music Hall child policy varies by event. However, most shows are for all ages, and each attendee must have their own ticket, no matter how old they are.


The Kansas City Music Hall operates a strict no weapons policy, so any weapon of any type is strictly forbidden inside the venue.

pet and service animals

The Kansas City Music Hall does not permit pets or emotional support animals. ADA-certified service animals may attend with their owners while performing their duties, subject to compliance with venue guidelines.

Ticket Policies:
For ticket policies and guarantees please read the Kansas City Music Hall Tickets page.