Rooftop Terrace

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Rooftop Terrace
Downtown’s best outdoor event space that gives attendees the opportunity to soak in the urban atmosphere in a comfortable setting.


Central Library: Fifth floor
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105


  • Theatre: 225
  • Banquet Rounds: 150
  • Reception: 200


  • Existing patio/outdoor furniture includes tented tables, moveable chairs, and wooden benches.
  • Contemporary landscaping that features native grasses and trees.
  • Decorative lighting on perimeter rails, tree planters, and glass tiles add festive mood at night.
  • Life-sized chess set is available at no additional cost.

Rental rates

Group Type Event Type Full Day Rate
(8 hours)
Half Day Rate
(4 hours or less)
Standard Special $2000 $1000
Nonprofit Special $1500 $750

Special notes

  • Library furniture cannot be used on Rooftop. All setups must be rented through outside vendor.
  • DJs and Heavy Bands cannot be accommodated on the Rooftop due to noise controls.
  • When used in-conjunction with the adjacent Gladys Feld Helzberg Auditorium, auditorium rates apply.


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