Central Ticket Office

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I order tickets?

Online at or through the event producer’s website.

By Phone: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm 816-235-6222

In Person: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm / Saturday hours do vary

For directions click here

How do I pay for my purchase?

We accept and American Express in person, over the phone and online.

(We accept cash & check in person only)

How do I get to your box office on the UMKC campus?

For directions click here

On campus – located on the North side of campus next to the Soccer Stadium

More helpful campus information here.

Where do I collect my will call tickets?

Will Call starts at the event venue approximately 45 minutes before the scheduled starting time. Pre-paid tickets that were not mailed are ALWAYS waiting at the event unless otherwise noted in confirmations or print material.

Where can I park?

If you wish to visit the UMKC Central Ticket Office during hours of operation; there is a 15 minute loading zone in front of the James C Olson Performing Arts Center.

Each event venue has its unique parking arrangement. Inquire for specifics.

Please Note: The Cherry Street Parking structure on UMKC Campus is now open.  Park on level 5 for when attending events at the UMKC Performing Arts Center, the Student Union or the Atterbury Student Success Center..

How do I contract with CTO to sell my tickets?

For information about our services, the Invisible Value of a professional box office or Producer forms Click here

Can I use my discount card or coupon online?

Probably not. If you don’t see the discount card or coupon price online then call us (816-235-6222) during business hours for more information. All online purchases are final.

What does GA vs. Reserved Seats mean?

GA Seats- Is General Admission and means opening seating.

Reserved Seats- You will have a specific Section, Row and seat.

Can I do exchanges?

Each producer sets their own policy.

Call us (816-235-6222) during business hours for complete information about the event/s you have in mind.

May I bring in Recording Devices?

The industry standard is “No”. No cameras or recording devices are allowed during an event. You can always check the producer’s web site if they will have any recordings and/or photos of their events.

If there is bad weather do Performances get cancelled?

At the end of our business day you can call in and listen to our phone message to see if they have cancelled a performance.

When should I arrive for shows/events?

Arrive between 45mins to an hour prior to the scheduled starting time. Most doors open for seating ½ hour prior to the start time of the event. Be sure to allow plenty of time for parking and getting settled.

Are there any Discounts or Group Rates or anything specific to UMKC Staff or Alumni?

Each producer makes those determinations. Call us (816-235-6222) during business hours for complete information about the event you have in mind.

How can I rent White Recital Hall or Spencer Theatre for an event(s)?

To Rent out White Recital Hall for your event please call Jane Schaefer 816-235-5222

To Rent out Spencer Theatre for your event please call Kelly Cooper 816-235-2780

To Rent out the Lobby for the PAC please call Kelly Cooper 816-235-2780

General Ticket Policies

All advance orders are mailed out unless stated or noted otherwise. Mailing takes about 5-7days.

All Sales Are Final - No Refunds or Cancelations

Are all performance spaces Handicap Accessible?

All UMKC buildings are handicapped accessible and most UMKC performance venues are compliant.

All Non-UMKC venues must be examined on a case by case basis. Call us (816-235-6222) during business hours for more information.

Online Service Fees

Central Ticket Office allows our producers a wide range of options when contracting service fees. At this time when you order a ticket online, the amount reflected may include a service fee. A breakdown of ticket prices and service fees is provided prior to finalizing your online purchase.

Request More Information

Would you like to find out more about a particular client or event? Would you like a brochure? Contact us with your request


Contact information

Phone: 816-235-6222
Fax: 816-235-2704
click to email umkc's central ticket office  E-mail

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary, please call.
Sun: Closed


Physical Location

4949 Cherry, PAC Lobby
Kansas City, MO 64112-2499

Mailing address

5100 Rockhill Road, PAC 307
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

Please Note

All sales are final