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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20566-0002
+1 800-444-1324
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2700 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20566-0002
+1 800-444-1324
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great great time watching an improv here. The decor inside is gorgeous. The staff are very helpful.

Thank Marsbar2733
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to the Kennedy Center was Dec 1, 2017. Awesome venue, elegant and grand. Definitely should be on any bucket list

Thank norjlea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very large multiple theater venue with beautiful ambiance. Convenient parking garage attached below Center, but be aware of the online address for garage as it is not the entrance location. Interior theater to see "The Book of Mormon" show had average acoustics.

Thank geb7230
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We planned our visit primarily for the view from the Terrace, but were pleasantly surprised by the docent-led tour. We really enjoyed our private tour led by Irene on Halloween morning. The tour included all 3 presidential boxes, visits to the VIP lounges and all...More

Thank Tammy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent an entire evening between dinner on the roof's Encore Cafe plus the opera. Parking in the center itself costs $23/car but we were 2 and friends 4 in their car so we all shared that cost. We chose the Watergate's lot across the...More

Thank LisandroVoyager
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to the Kennedy Center can be super pricey or completely free. It is your choice. Free: Take a shuttle in and then visit the Millennium Stage for a free show and walk along the Terrace to take in the fabulous views of the...More

Thank Leslie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is indeed a national treasure. The tour was outstanding and very informative. It was great to see the many works of art and the performance venues inside the facility.

Thank NLS336
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of four good friends. I've been to many venues in the Kennedy Center in recent years, but this was the first time since the 70's that I'd been to the main concert hall. We heard a performance of Monteverdi's "Vespers 1610."...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are impressed with the shuttle facility from METRO subway Foggy Bottom to the Kennedy Center that runs frequently. Transportation to the Center is very accommodating to everyone. Shuttle runs every 15 minutes from 8AM to midnight. Every 30 minutes after 8PM. Free performance at...More

Thank Beth T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a chamber music performance after having decided to make a last minute visit to the Kennedy Center. We traveled across town by Metro, and we used the free shuttle bus to transport us directly to the door of the Kennedy Center -- really...More

Thank Jen A
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Stephony H
1 November 2017|
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Response from tigrecat | Reviewed this property |
Have you thought of emailing the Kennedy Center for an answer?
22 September 2017|
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Response from rustard s | Reviewed this property |
there is an upcoming souza festival at Kennedy Center march 3-4, 2018. this website won't let me post the hyper link. type in sousabandfestival and you should be able to find it.
Liz V
20 August 2017|
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Response from Corey L | Reviewed this property |
Check their website for current shows and events