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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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There is something extra-special about seeing a performance at such a famous and renowned theater. The Kennedy Center brings out the best in its patrons - forget casual jeans and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Ruther Glen, Virginia
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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The décor of the Kennedy Center is reminiscent of a 19th Century New Orleans Bordello, consisting of garish reds and an overabundance of glitter. The theater programs consist largely of low budget non-Equity versions of mega-hits such as "Cats," targeted to those who rarely have occasion to read a book unless there are still some pages they've neglected to color.... More 

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Ruther Glen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

There is something extra-special about seeing a performance at such a famous and renowned theater. The Kennedy Center brings out the best in its patrons - forget casual jeans and flip-flops! Bring your A-game and feel a little upper-crust for a few hours. Rooftop restaurant is pricy, but really a treat for a special occasion.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Was attending a performance back in April and made reservations for brunch and I'm not sorry! Had a great experience and always enjoy Brunch and the view from the restaurant. Helpful hint, make reservations for Brunch ahead of time and as early as possible because they get busy and you don't want to rush. Also, park at the opposite end... More 

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Lexington
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I love improv so this was a great recommendations when I turned up at 7.30 pm without a ticket to an event and asked what I could see. I loved it and I had seen it before about 18 years ago. It was current with the innuendos and jokes - so funny I loved it. Has to be seen. Great... More 

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Please before you visit the Kennedy Center go online to see what theater events may be available on the day of your visit. All the many theaters are excellently maintained and are spotlessly clean. Better still the many American and foreign symphonic orchestra, and opera, and ballet performances rival any city. All the restaurants are close and convenient for the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had the most charming tour guide to show us around to the gifts and theaters which comprise the Kennedy Center. We went on a Saturday morning and didn't have time to fill out a review of her on site. Her name was Kristen Hajduk. After, we ate at the cafeteria as the restaurant wasn't open. Beautiful view from that... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

no other city in the world offers you free live entertainment every night of the year. Tonight's treat was Harlem and DC jazz. Great venue, amazing acoustics and friendly and efficient bar staff and ushers. Highly recommend.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

As a guest to 1st Tier side seating, one can see the enormous seating capacity. VIP lounge was less than expected. This famous concert facility was built to efficiently move a large number of people and did not have long standing lines. Enjoyed it.

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Ashland, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went on a tour - volunteer led - of the entire facility. Saw things I would never have seen on my own. The volunteer - one of 500 who do all sorts of things for the facility, including raising money - was very knowledgeable about the history of the center itself - starting with DDE - and about the various... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I recently went on a tour (free) of the Kennedy Center and, although I have been there many times, I learned a lot I didn’t know. Our guide, Wayne Krumwiede, provided some humorous anecdotes in addition to much information on the history, size (the Grand Foyer is the length of two football fields!), numerous theaters, Presidential boxes, gifts from foreign... More 

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