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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 2700 F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20566
Phone Number: 800-444-1324
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Wonderful concert, beautiful building

I attended two concerts in the concert hall. The acoustics are fantastic. I have never enjoyed an orchestra concert as much as I enjoyed this one. The building is huge and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Waterford, Connecticut
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Waterford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I attended two concerts in the concert hall. The acoustics are fantastic. I have never enjoyed an orchestra concert as much as I enjoyed this one. The building is huge and lovely. Arrive about and hour early if you are attending a concert so you have time to look around before going to your seats. The entire building is staffed... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Philharmonic orchestra concert had beautiful sound. All Beethoven concert was sold out. It was a beautiful building to walk around overlooking the Potomac river and its location in a local neighborhood makes it pretty easy to park tho parking was only $10 if you don't feel like looking for a spot. They offer free concerts occasionally so keep an eye... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful experience visiting the Kennedy Center. The Free concert was amazing. Dont miss the view of the city and Potomac on the terrace and the gift shop with many unique items.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We attended the children's concert by the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center called "Casey at the Bat." The concert was sports related music that was performed with skill and light-hearted fun. The National Anthem performed on a baseball bat violin was as great start to a great fun time for all. The concert hall was beautiful and the ushers... More 

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morgantown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you are visiting DC, you should check the Centers' scheduled performances. Always a variety, including theater, ballet, jazz, and entertainers. Stay in Georgetown, and you can dine before the show and then walk to the Center. We stayed at the George Washington University Inn, just a short walk away. Made for a very pleasant evening, posh even.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Not sure why this isn't more widely known. The Kennedy Center has a free performance every single night. that's every night including Christmas and New Year's and every holiday. It starts at 6 o'clock it's an hour and what a treat to be able to go to this major venue and enjoy it and enjoy the performance for absolutely zero... More 

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Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

When you enter into this majestic building, the half bust statue of Late President Kennedy adorns the hall at the centre. The hallway is decorated with the national flags of all countries, and I felt so proud to see my country- Sri Lanka's national flag (a unique flag - lion with a sword). The Kennedy Centre is truly magnificent with... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a wonderful venue to say the least. It has several theaters or performance areas. Of course there are many paid performances, been then I have been able to see quite a bit here for free. Also tours of the building are offered as well. Oh, did I mention that it over looks the Potomac and from upper areas... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The Kennedy Center certainly is at the core of the arts in the DC area. My main interest is theater and I attend several performances every year at The Kennedy Center (including Gigi last evening). The facility is not my favorite as certain productions can feel a bit lost in the large spaces of The Kennedy Center and sound isn't... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This comedy has been performed in the Theater Lab for over twenty five years and this was our first return visit after many years. Our teenage son was thoroughly entertained by the up to the minute improvisation and the audience involvement in solving the murder mystery. A comedy whodunit set in a Georgetown beauty parlor, the cast of characters keeps... More 

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