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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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My cultural getaway in DC...

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Eastern Shore Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

My husband & I attended the opera, The Flying Dutchman, at the Kennedy Center this week. Neither of us had been to the Kennedy Center before. We both enjoyed it very much. It was a short cab ride from my office even thru rush hour traffic. Beautiful views from the terraces. Had a pleasant dinner at the Rooftop Restaurant. It... More 

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Owings, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

A must see if you are in Washington DC! There free performances every day of the year on the Millennium Stage. You can see it all there. We are particularly fond of the Opera, Musical Theatre and Symphony. The architecture and art are spectacular and the view from the top of the building (free) gives you spectacular views of the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

When you walk into the Kennedy Center, you just feel like it's a special occasion. High ceilings, red carpets, various sculptures and art in the wide corridors make it apparent that this is a first-class venue. There are several auditoria for different types of performances/shows, and free concerts on a stage in the lobby. It's not the most conveniently-located venue... More 

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Vernon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Kennedy Center offers free musical performances every night from 6-7pm that are open to the public. It was a bit crowded, but well worth the trip over. What a fantastic city to provide free access to such a fine cultural experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

TheKennedy center was easy to reach and a lovely place . I so wish we had attended the expensive opera or the free 6pm concert. The 50 dollar ticket for Sheer Madness was a total waste - we left during intermission which is something I have never done . It was dated, trite and NOT funny at all . Our... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Kennedy Center is a White Elephant. It's a especially disappointing because the enormous performance center is located in a marvelous spot, with breathtaking views of the Potomac and sights. And, a top-notch center of the performing arts is exactly what Washington DC needs. But the problem is this: it's impossible to get there! In a remarkably undemocratic spirit, the... More 

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