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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Address: 2700 F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20566
Phone Number: 800-444-1324
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Ranked #18 of 185 Activities in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Stafford, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We attended an evening performance of the musical comedy, GiGi at the Kennedy Center and as usual it was such a pleasure to have this wonderful facility to hold these events in. We live in VA and it took us only 35 minutes to get into DC on this night, a miracle onto itself, but even with a little longer... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Spectacular building designed artisticly and majesticly...... 2,000 performances a year. We had the incredible pleasure of spending last New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center enjoying the National Symphony Orchestra backing up Ozomatli, a spectacular hip-hop, funk, Latin band from LA. Wow. One of the best shows we've ever seen! Energy, creativity, hard driven work and commitment......unparalleled. After the show... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I arrived in from London specifically to watch the National Symphony orchestra. I did not eat beforehand and decided to to get spot of dinner at the Cafe within the KC. I was outraged to find the meals overpriced as well as being of bad standard. It was a disappointment and if deciding to visit the KC make sure you... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

You will find something free everyday at 6pm at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. They offer a free daily event or performance called the Millennium Stage. It is open to the public.

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Forest Hill, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I saw The Illusionists magic show in Jan. 2015 at the Kennedy Center in DC. The show was very good, and the venue was also. There was a large screen to show the closeup magic that much of the audience would not have been able to see. There is plenty of space outside the auditorium for waiting, mingling, purchasing souvenirs... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
34 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went there last night for "The Illusionists." First time there, and was very impressed. We sat in row EE of the Orchestra Section, and had a very good view of the stage. Looks like a prison from the outside, but the inside is stunning.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

celebrated New Year's Eve with Shear Madness, dinner at the Kennedy Center Cafe and dancing in the Foyer with live bands. Beautiful setting, lots of fun and lots of people watching. From blue jeans to ball gowns, young and old, diversity at it's best.

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Springfield, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you attended any event at the Kennedy Center this New Year's Eve (symphony, musical or play) they had two bands afterwards, a Swing Band at one end and an hour later a Salsa Band on the other end in the Grand Foyer which is 500 feet long. A small bottle of champagne (two flutes) was $12.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Kennedy Center offers free concerts 365 days a year at 6 PM… Seating is first-come first serve so it's probably best to get there at about 5 o'clock… The performances are top-quality that the facility is beautiful. Oh yeah… Did I say the concerts are FREE! You can go online to get a listing of the daily concert.

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New York
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152 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We did not see a show, however we took a stroll from the Lincoln Memorial to the Arts Center and enjoyed it immensely. When we arrived we found out that the center hosts FREE PERFORMANCES 365 DAYS A YEAR! Arrive early for seats. Check out their site at kennedy-center.org/millennium. The Center offers free shuttle bus to and from the nearest... More 

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