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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Performing Arts Venue, Theater, and Concert Hall · Northwest Washington
2700 F St NW (at New Hampshire Ave.), Washington, D.C. 20566, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wi-Fi:
Free

The nation’s performing arts center and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy

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    The Ritz-Carlton
    "Don't miss the daily performances at 6pm on Millennium Stage."(9 Tips)
    Norie W.
    "Beautiful building with free shows in the summer."(5 Tips)
    Dora
    "Free tours Mon-Fri"(4 Tips)
    Jarreau W.
    "Come see Shear Madness!"(7 Tips)
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  • Mykhailo G.

    Beautiful view from top of the building.

    Mykhailo Glubokyi · 5 days ago
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  • Richard C.

    Try to arrive during the day on a weekday or before 1:00 PM on Friday, so you can get a guided tour. Otherwise, the self-guided tour is OK.

    Richard Cassem · 3 weeks ago
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  • Nita S.

    It's a beautiful building. Free events on Sundays at 6pm on The Millennium Stage. Also, free tours of the center.

    Nita Smileyface · March 25
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  • Ronna R.

    Came for the Washington Ballet. Was very good.

    Ronna Robinson · February 27
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  • Sandra

    Beautiful views and venue. Classic D.C.

    Sandra · February 15
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  • Andres F.

    Can't be missed. Must come as often as possible. Great free performances in the halls.

    Andres Falconer · February 4
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  • Martin S.

    Spectacular venue for music, plays and opera. Restaurant choices are wide and offer a quick way to have a nice meal and avoid another place. Arrive early. Departure from nearby parking slow.

    Martin Slusarz · February 1
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  • Adam H.

    Check the calendar for the free comedy shows!

    Adam Hickey · January 8
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  • Brian W.

    What more do you need to say? It's the Kennedy Center!

    Brian Wells · January 5
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  • Jonathan P.

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    Jonathan Parkar · December 30, 2015
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  • Oliver L.

    A wonderful venue for all types of musical performances. This historic site is conveniently located and offers views of the city, the Potomac, and restaurants on site.

    Oliver Lewis · December 16, 2015
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  • Mike H.

    Beautiful venues and wonderful common spaces

    Mike Hopkins · November 3, 2015
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  • Jackie

    Great shows! Dress up a little when you go here. Make an effort.

    Jackie · November 2, 2015
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  • Alexander S.

    Great place to visit

    Alexander Stamey · August 24, 2015
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  • Tim F.

    A classic DC destination. Visit the Millennium Stage if you want to get a taste of the experience without paying through the nose.

    Tim F · August 16, 2015
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  • Michael L.

    Stellar views of the city from the balcony!

    Michael Lambert · August 6, 2015
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  • Caitlin L.

    Beautiful opera house, with great outside views. Arrive early before shows to listen to the free band

    Caitlin Lawler · August 5, 2015
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  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Don't miss the daily performances at 6pm on Millennium Stage. Afterwards, enjoy stunning views of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Memorial Bridge & Air Force Memorial from the terrace.

    The Ritz-Carlton · July 29, 2015
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  • Steve D.

    Skip the concessions here and carve out an extra 20 minutes and get pre-theatre cocktails 4 blocks away at The River Inn. Ask for the barman Keith for a memorable cocktail.

    Steve Dahlgren · July 22, 2015
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  • Sophia C.

    Great tour

    Sophia Chan · July 14, 2015
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  • Ben B.

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    Ben Boeselager · July 9, 2015
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  • Sherie R.

    The Book of Mormons

    Sherie Robey · July 8, 2015
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  • Dina💗 R.

    Book of Mormon! !

    Dina💗 R💘msted · June 30, 2015
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  • Katie W.

    Bus leaves from Foggy Bottom Metro, but it's a nice walk--as long as it's not winter.

    Katie Willard · June 21, 2015
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  • Brett p.

    Free concerts every day they always bring the heat

    Brett payne · June 9, 2015
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  • Brian S.

    Great performance by the Myriad Trio!

    Brian Smith · May 20, 2015
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  • Matt S.

    Parking here is expensive. Take public transportation if you can.

    Matt Small · April 26, 2015
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  • Ann A.

    Check out the daily free performances on the Milennium Stage!

    Ann Adair · March 25, 2015
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  • Mayra  .

    This place is really amazing

    Mayra   · March 21, 2015
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  • Roberto M.

    The shows and food are great. But, a little pricey.

    Roberto Mele-Casillas · March 13, 2015
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  • Norie W.

    Beautiful building with free shows in the summer.

    Norie Wright · March 13, 2015
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  • Roger U.

    Free shows at 6pm most nights, they are free but use mass transit to get there as the parking will set you back $23!

    Roger Underhill · March 9, 2015
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  • Christy F.

    Beautiful place to go

    Christy Fulton · January 18, 2015
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  • Liz C.

    Free shows at the millennium stage in the foyer!

    Liz Caselli-Mechael · January 4, 2015
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  • Tone

    Excellent free scenic views of the city and the river. Free wifi in the cafe upstairs. Great place to see cultural performances.

    Tone · December 31, 2014
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  • pipitu

    Buy MyTix tickets in advance if you're under 30.

    pipitu · December 30, 2014
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  • Jared C.

    Well worth becoming a member. Don't miss the scenic view of Virginia.

    Jared Campbell · November 23, 2014
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  • OMAR M.

    A must see place

    OMAR Mukharesh · November 10, 2014
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  • Chad C.

    First time here since I've been back. Here for Florencia in the Amazon dress rehersal.

    Chad Capellman · September 17, 2014
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  • Derek J.

    There is no need to buy a ticket to enjoy the wonderful architecture. Walk around the building to enjoy beautiful artwork, facades, and vistas.

    Derek Jones · September 14, 2014
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  • Anelka H.

    President John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Lee Bouvire with a 3 carat Emerald ring: http://www.emerald-engagementrings.net/2014/08/emerald-engagement-rings-way-to-stay-in.html

    Anelka Hemo · August 28, 2014
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  • Bob N.

    Walking the grounds, where new building will be.

    Bob Niemic · August 16, 2014
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  • David W.

    Pre-order your intermission drinks before the show. They'll have them waiting on thw side for a quick pickup.

    David Whitney · August 16, 2014
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  • Andrea C.

    Free tours. A shuttle takes you to and from the Foggy Bottom metro station.

    Andrea C · August 11, 2014
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  • Victor H.

    Full restaurant upstairs. Get beer , liquor and wine are expensive!

    Victor Hsiao · August 10, 2014
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  • Dirty B.

    Must see! Go to some sort of show there

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
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  • Patricia M.

    I have been to countless plays, musicals, and concerts over the years. No seat in any of the houses is terrible and there's always an adorable price point for every person at every show!

    Patricia Moore · August 7, 2014
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  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    Want the VIP treatment? Become a Kennedy Center Member and get special benefits like Ticket Priority, Access to Lounges, Gift Shop and Restaurant Discounts, and more! Read more

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  • Tracy J.

    This Mom hada super handsome son for a date at the Kennedy!

    Tracy Johnstone · June 26, 2014
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  • Cathy H.

    The Bolshoi Ballet Company is performing Giselle & it's a fabulous performance!!!!!

    Cathy Henry · May 24, 2014
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