American Royal Center

Hale Arena at the American Royal Center is located in the historic West Bottoms of Kansas City, MO which has recently achieved the status of the next big up and coming area in Kansas City. The American Royal Center has multiple event spaces in addition to Hale Arena with the flexibility to host a variety of event types along with excellent parking. Since the surge in popularity, the West Bottoms have become home to fun, local Kansas City events and Hale Arena is a versatile event space conveniently located in this popular neighborhood.

Barney Allis Plaza

Barney Allis Plaza is located in the heart of downtown Kansas City and nestled under the city’s breathtaking skyline across the street from Municipal Auditorium and the Convention & Entertainment Facilities. Visitors and locals enjoy the tree-lined urban park with fountains, sculptures, seating areas and tennis court – a unique green outdoor reception, festival and activity area.

Below the park is the Auditorium Plaza Garage, an underground 1,000 vehicle parking facility. Well-lit tunnels with colorful directional signage connect the garage to the Convention Facilities, as well as nearby hotels. Enter the garage from Wyandotte Street or Central Street between 12th and 13th streets.

The Little Theatre

The Little Theatre is an intimate, elegant ballroom, the perfect setting for your unforgettable event…

Octagon shaped in a gleaming marble facade, the Little Theatre features an exterior charming promenade, balcony and a permanent stage area. The balcony overlooks the main floor on five sides. Lighted alcoves provide a sheltered setting for beverage service. Theater seating for up to 400 people and banquet seating for 225 with balcony alcove seating adding up to 36 people.

One of four self-contained venues in the Municipal Auditorium, the Little Theatre has its own entrance on the south side of 13th Street with a lighted marquee, lobby, box office, coat-check and restrooms. Visitors may also enter through the Municipal Auditorium Grand Foyer or from the Auditorium Plaza Garage by way of a beautiful underground walkway.


The LEX, the Lower Exhibition Hall, located inside of Municipal Auditorium, has 46,000 square feet of space on two levels for exhibitors, catered functions and special events.

The LEX has 28,000 gross square feet; 22,000 net square feet; one men’s restroom; one women’s restroom; two family restrooms; lobby entrance; load from street entrance; box office; handicap accessibility; event storage; exhibit lighting; marquee; 23′ ceiling height; access to power and water and multiple rigging points.

The mezzanine level has 18,000 gross square feet; 12,000 net square feet; two men’s restrooms; two women’s restrooms; eight family restrooms; lobby entrance; two street entrances; two ticket windows; handicap accessibility; fire sprinklers; computer controlled HVAC; computer controlled lighting; 10′ 6″ ceiling height and access to power and water.

Note: Capacities represent area between columns.

Grand Ballroom (2501)

The 40,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom is expandable to 46,400 square feet for events up to 4,000 people. Its unique interior design celebrates the city’s history with water and features a controllable natural lighting system and a glass wall offering dramatic views to the south of the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

The Grand Ballroom opens to an outdoor plaza at the southeast corner of the Convention Center complex. Being connected to the existing Conference Center, it can accommodate additional breakout rooms.

Conference Center

The versatile Conference Center complements your function and meeting space options when holding a meeting at the Exhibit Hall or serves as the perfect stand-alone facility for smaller conferences, meetings and special events. The architectural elements of the Conference Center provide a visual link between Bartle Hall and the beautiful Art Deco style of Kansas City’s historic Municipal Auditorium. The new 40,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom is expandable to 46,484 square feet for vents up to 4,000 people. Its unique interior design celebrates the city’s fountains and features a controllable natural lighting system and a glass wall offering dramatic views to the south.