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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 18 June 2015 via mobile

Visited the centre with family and friends to see and watch the show " the book of Mormons ". Easily accessible with ample parking has restaurants, theaters and a superb view from the terrace. Enjoyed the history, spectacular view and the musical show. A must...More

Thank doc963
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Saw a play " the munsters", quite entertaining, comfortable seats no matter where you go. I recommend it

Thank rickdell
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Every musical, performance, and play I have seen here as exceeded my expectations. The set designs, costumes,a nod acting have all been fabulous. I cannot say enough good things. I also love the free shuttle service to the Metro, which is incredibly convenient.

Thank Travelingbear1000
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Amazing and beautifully maintained - glad I went on a tour, as opposed to the nightly show usually arranged by the Close Up tour~ Viewing the Presidential seating in all the theaters there...wow! Artwork from different countries in memorial to JFK, is just a breathtaking...More

Thank dwhite2011
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Grandma was in town and arranged for the whole family to see Shear Madness in the Theater Lab. Such fun! Our group ranged from 14 to 67. Everyone laughed out loud. Walked around the Kennedy Center before the show. Gorgeous facility. It was super easy...More

Thank ticoalra
Reviewed 6 June 2015

The Scottish Ballet's version of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire blew my hair straight! I loved it. Loved the way it opened with Blanche alone in the stage, reaching for a bare lightbulb and that they showed "Allen," giving him some texture and dimension,...More

Thank linda j
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The building is immense. There are a about 7 theaters that can hold more than 8,000 patrons in all. Opera, comedy, music - you choose what your interests are, check the schedule - it will be there.

Thank John A
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Quite frankly, I'm not sure we would have toured the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, had our Senator's office not arranged this tour. However, it turned out to be a neat DC experience. Marty (a delightful volunteer guide) took us on a...More

4  Thank webcam13
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the tour of the facility. Our guide was well spoken and articulate and made an attempt to familiarize herself with the tour patrons. There is a free Kennedy shuttle that goes back and forth from the Foggy bottom metro to the arts center....More

Thank Barney_Thelma_Lou
Reviewed 27 May 2015

The best things in life are free & sometimes what you can find in DC for that price doesn’t suck either. This Memorial Day weekend, I visited Washington DC for the first time, & made a point of visiting The Kennedy Center. Visit their web...More

1  Thank Shawn F
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Liz V
20 August 2017|
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Response from Corey L | Reviewed this property |
Check their website for current shows and events
Hilde S
20 May 2017|
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Response from Memrnc4 | Reviewed this property |
Very limited because everyone will be out on the mall. If you get a chance check with the hotel to see what activity is going on in town on the mall. Most likely there will be free concerts by the military bands
1 May 2017|
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Response from Ruth G | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of performances every day, on several different stages. I have no idea which one you are asking about. But I'd look at the web site for info.