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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to DC to watch our nephew perform with his university group. We were in the Eisenhower Theater. Really amazing to be in the center and an honor for him to perform. Beautiful building and a great view over the river. Nice view from...More

2  Thank Stacy C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most breathtaking experiences of my life. Beautiful performances, amazing history and culture. You can feel the history around you... if a performance at the Kennedy Center isn't on your bucket list, add it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We showed up on a Tuesday around 4 p.m. and was pleasantly surprised by a group of volunteers asking if we wanted a private tour. We waited about 15 minutes to see if anybody else wanted to join us and to our surprise we ended...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are free shuttle back and forth between GWU Metro station and Kennedy Center every 15 minutes. 9:45 ~ 11:30 pm Mon ~ Thu, 10:00 ~ 0:00 Fri & Sat, 12:00 ~ 11:00 pm Sun. 4:00 pm ~ 11:00 pm holidays When purchasing tickets at...More

Thank Sandy C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a great place in DC and highly underrated/ under visited. They have free shows EVERYDAY at 6pm. In addition, the bars that are outside the Millenium stages have Happy Hour with 3.50 beers and 5 dollar wines between 5-6pm. So, it is...More

1  Thank jmlcamacho
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had no idea that there are free concerts here every single day. We attended a concert on a Sunday night and there was no problem getting a seat. A nice thing to do with your family without breaking the bank- plus you can also...More

Thank bowtrob
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kennedy Center Concert Hall was a great venue for Tracy Morgan. We had wonderful box seat, with a great view of the stage. Not a big fan of Tracy Morgan. He is a little too off color for me but the warm-up acts were...More

Thank Paul E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Note: This review is just for the venue, not the performance. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is the biggest venues to host many first class performances. It is also open for public to walk around to see different halls, buy gifts,...More

Thank Prawet J
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

I visited the Kennedy Center for a tour with a docent. If you go, plan to take the guided tour instead of just walking around yourself. It is free and the tour guides can get you into see places you can’t see on your own....More

Thank mystic-kat
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

This is a real gem in Washington. Suggest you make time during your visit to at least visit the location, maybe take a tour, but definitely at least stay for the free Concert held every night on the Millenium Stage; 365 days a year, a...More

1  Thank Smitty09876
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DonnaSue24
April 15, 2018|
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Response from nquinby | Reviewed this property |
Tours average about an hour, but can vary depending on the tour guide and how many questions the group has. Tours start approximately every 10 minutes during scheduled hours. If visiting on a weekend, remember tour hours end... More
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UpstateDiana
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Joanne_S1983 | Reviewed this property |
People wear everything to the Kennedy Center. My preference is the little black dress, but you will see long dresses and slacks as well. Metro is safe (depending on your stop) but as previous commenter wrote, be aware of... More
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Maha M
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Kateinshanghai | Reviewed this property |
We often go to Circa in Foggy Bottom. The free bus to the Kennedy Center is right across the street. We also take the bus back to the same location to get a taxi home since the Center is so mobbed after the show.
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