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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 2700 F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20566
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+1 800-444-1324
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 13:00
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We haven't been here since our children performed in the early nineties We got tickets for Shen Yun. The show was absolutely beautiful and what a beautiful culture in dance they... read more

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We haven't been here since our children performed in the early nineties We got tickets for Shen Yun. The show was absolutely beautiful and what a beautiful culture in dance they have. The customs were breath taking. We also ate at the cafe. We just had soup and salad. I would say it is a convenience factor. I would say... More 

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Odenton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful night sitting in box 1 seat 1 with my wife celebrating our anniversary. We watched Shen Yun and it was unbelievable. This is a perfect place for all occasions and you won't be disappointed.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

DC' best venue for concerts, plays, ballet, and even opera. The venues inside are designed for what they are used for so they are the perfect size. they are also beautiful. Going to the KC at Christmas is one of our favorite things to do in DC.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Kennedy Center to see bud not buddy which we had read the book. The play stayed true to the book. The views from the Kennedy Center are spell bounding overlooking the Potomac river and Georgetown skyline. I would like to visit there just to enjoy the center and it's views. I has not been to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was surprised to hear about all the artwork or something that was donated by so many different nations. I am not a real big art person, but seeing the theaters was quite neat.

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views as well as music theatre and dance. Great free concerts at the Mellemium Stage as well as walks all around the building and up on the top terrace areas.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is not of the production we saw. It is only of the seat location and ability to see the stage. Orchestra V Seat 128 Seats are NOT stadium style. Seats are NOT off-set enough to be able to see around the person in front of you. The person in front of me was about the same height as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It reminds you of a theme park but it is all about the history of NASA. Make sure to take the bus tour first thing. It takes you out to the launch pads. You can't get off of the bus but you can get interesting photos. You will also see lots of animals like eagles, alligators, boars and turtles along... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked online at home and went to the box office and easily retrieved my ticket. This continues to amaze me!1 However, this grand Theatre complex is looking tired, it is massive, but the standout performances of 'Into the Woods' made up for it. I love the red carpet against the golden lights, America loves the colour too, but the carpet... More 

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Toms River, NJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a limited review of the center. My family recently saw Twist Your Dickens which was in the Theater Lab. My family and I are tall people. The seating was very uncomfortable with very little leg room. The show was just OK. The seating made this a less than satisfying experience.

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