The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Performing Arts, Theater, Concert Hall
2700 F St NW (at New Hampshire Ave.)
Washington, DC 20566
(202) 416-8000
Monday
10:00am - 12:00am
Tuesday
10:00am - 12:00am
Wednesday
10:00am - 12:00am
Thursday
10:00am - 12:00am
Friday
10:00am - 12:00am
Saturday
10:00am - 12:00am
Sunday
10:00am - 12:00am

Tips

  • President Obama and the First Lady celebrated the 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees, including Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, and Led Zeppelin.
  • The Kennedy Center, which first opened in 1971, has 9 stages, 2 of which are Millennium Stages located in the Great Foyer that house free performances every day of the year. Watch video for more info.
  • I could get lost in this place
  • Catch a free performance every night at 6 p.m.
  • Love the atmosphere. They have a variety of cultural events for the whole family.
  • President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the Kennedy Center Honors celebrating honorees Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep, Sonny Rollins, Yo-Yo Ma and Barbara Cook.
  • Discover beautiful paintings, sculptures,& artwork within this performing arts venue with one of the Kennedy Centers free daily tours. Youll also find great views of the Potomac on their terrace.
  • Avoid intermission bar lines by filling out your drink order before the show. Your beverage will be waiting for you as soon as you step out into the lobby! See the bartender for more info.
  • What show are you going to see? The Reagans attended lots of events here- one standout was a May 20, 1983 tribute to comedian and entertainer Bob Hope.
  • Wonderful Theatre!
  • Check out a free performance at the Millennium Stage, 6 p.m., 365 days a year
  • The show was good but not great, I prefer if the show was based on a story.
  • Always thank the tech guys! They are great to work with!
  • Discounted and free tickets are available for anyone ages 18-30 and active duty military through our MyTix program. Check out kennedy-center.org/mytix for more info!
  • President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the "Concert for Hope" to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
  • Shear Madness, a comedy whodunit, will be performed twice Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. At the Theater Lab. Madness takes place in present-day Georgetown, in the Shear Madness Hair Styling Salon.
  • Parking is now $20. If you can find street parking good for you. If not you might want to consider catching the Kennedy Center shuttle from Foggy Bottom-GWU metro station next time.
  • Start your holiday shopping early! The Kennedy Center Gift Shops are ready now with gorgeous ornaments and unique gift ideas.
  • 17-acres. Busiest arts facility in US w/over 2000 performances annually. Original design was intended to emulate Watergate Complex's curves but removed due to cost constraints.More site info via<LINK>
  • The eight foot bronze bust of President John F. Kennedy was designed and created by American sculptor Robert Berk and weighs 3000 pounds.

Nearby places

2700 F St NW (at Rock Creek Pkwy NW)
2700 F St NW (at The Kennedy Center)