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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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LOVED! You never realize how wonderful a place like this is until you get the REAL story. Artwork, presidental boxes and and beauty. FREE!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Rockaway, New Jersey, United States
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Rockaway, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

LOVED! You never realize how wonderful a place like this is until you get the REAL story. Artwork, presidental boxes and and beauty. FREE!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Kudos and bouquets to the New York City Ballet Company ... A stellar performance Sunday, May 12, 2015, at the Kennedy center opera house! (1st row box seats $78) There are also free performances 365 days a year, Millennium Stage, 6 p.m., no tickets required. Kennedy-center.org/millennium

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Enjoyed the tour and the Picasso exhibit. The shop had nice things and not too expensive. I took the shuttle from the metro station, very convenient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We didn't think it was going to be exciting because we don't know anything about operas and performance stuff (you see what I mean). But we are glad we came and took the tour. I believe all the tour here is guided since you have to know the stories behind the whole place. We get to see the presidential boxes.... More 

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Santa Rosa, CA
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and thorough. We couldn't get into all of the theaters because of rehearsals (we were there on a Friday), but did get to observe one of the ballet rehearsals. Loved that! We were able to get tickets to the free 6pm show, which was very good. Highly recommended.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My wife and I attended the National Symphony Orchestra concert "Do You Hear the People Sing" celebrating the work of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schoenberg this past Saturday evening. Inspiring, uplifting, simply musical excellence. Steven Reineke conducted. He provided a running dialogue to frame the songs and was most entertaining. The artists were all well known Broadway stars: Lea Salonga,... More 

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Saint-Petersburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I just literally love this place for being so full of art at anytime!.. As a performance lover, you will adore this place, because you not only can always find something for yourself, but some performances are affordable. And by affordable, I mean free! Every day at 6pm, the Kennedy Center hosts free performances at Millenium Stage and it is... More 

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North Windham, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

As a lover of theatre ad the performing, I have wanted to go see the Kennedy Center on Previous trips to D.C. Was in D.C for a conference for work and got tickets to see Little Dancer. I loved the show, but had some extra time as I was there early and wandered around the Kennedy Center a bit. It... More 

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Herndon, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

For my wife and me, this was our last anniversary that we will likely be celebrating in Washington, DC, as we are getting ready to move out of the area. We went to see the performance of the Iberian Suite. If they come again to the Kennedy Center, I highly recommend their performances to anybody. And the staff at the... More 

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Minneapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a beautiful space, but for ballet, the seats are positioned such that it is impossible to see the whole stage. Often, you will miss dancers behind the head of the person seated in front of you. It can be very frustrating. Choose a seat in a box, if possible.

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