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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 19 July 2015 via mobile

We attended a local artist from Baltimore's free concert. It was basically in the back area of the Center. I don't really know how to describe this properly because it wasn't in a designated hall or anything but instead just in the main foyer that...More

1  Thank Mikta485
Reviewed 17 July 2015

The tour runs every 10 minutes no reservations needed, Great tour guides, incredible building, every member of the staff are personable, do it next time your are in town

Thank smackArkansas
Reviewed 14 July 2015

As others have mentioned, the Kennedy Center is a destination all by itself even if you don't have tickets to a show. The gorgeous, modern vertical chandeliers, the golden hued bust of Kennedy's head, the long red carpeted hallways, and the pretty water fountains on...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 14 July 2015

If you take the Metro, the Kennedy Center has a shuttle bus that picks you up outside the Metro station. The outside of the building is beautiful. The inside is beautiful! They have artwork in the lobby that changes often. There are gift shops, a...More

Thank Sharon8here
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This was our first show at the Kennedy Center. We took the free tour of the facility a little over a year ago and decided that we would love to see a show here. We saw a show in the Opera House and couldn't be...More

Thank alleycat2334
Reviewed 11 July 2015

The Kennedy Center is an American treasure, and is a destination in and of itself. What makes it even better is (of course) the myriad of world-class entertainment that is offered year-round in a variety of venues within the center. The menu ranges from free...More

1  Thank HersheyCultureSeeker
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Great theater. The semi-circular configuration of the seating pattern allows for everyone to see well regardless of where you are seated. It is a large venue with several theaters within. The dining hall of the upper level provides a buffet that looked wonderful! Wish we...More

1  Thank SleeplessInManhatten
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The Kennedy Center is located on the banks of the Potomac River near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. It was opened to the public in 1971. Free guided tours include the Hall of States, Hall of Nations and five of the Center's main theaters....More

1  Thank Janrweaver
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Definitely a classy place. The people are so friendly. The gift shop has a great selection. The variety of shows has something for everyone.

Thank GinaLei
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Meet for some drink and eat near Foggy Bottom metro and then walk or shuttle to the JFK center. It's a convenient walk. Drink prices inside the Center are unreasonably high. But, the Center itself is beautiful inside with an amazing outside balcony view of...More

Thank Brandon M
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Stephony H
2 November 2017|
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Response from tigrecat | Reviewed this property |
Have you thought of emailing the Kennedy Center for an answer?
23 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