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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20566
800-444-1324
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Ranked #19 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Took the family to Shear Madness when visiting DC. Food well priced although the Centre itself is quite austere - needs some art work etc about the place. The show was really enjoyable, esp for the teenagers, and the staff were very friendly and efficient.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A major attraction in DC. Not only a center for music and culture, but a part of the Nation's history for the "firsts" that appeared there. The three major venues (Opera House, Symphony Hall, and Eisenhower Theater) offer a immense variety of programs each week. You can buy tickets for many of the performances the day of, but the more... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Even if you're not seeing a show at the Kennedy Center, it's worth the hour's time to take the free tour. They will get you into as many theaters as possible, you'll be able to see the gifts from other nations that are scattered around the building and see the presidential suite that is reserved for each performance held at... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Try to catch a performance of "Shear Madness". It's one of the longest running plays. It is a comedy/murder and there is some audience participation. Inside the center, The Hall of Nations is very impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Only the most prestigious performances play here... and that's not saying enough. You like opera, musicals, ballet, dance... Its here!!!

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We try to do a show at least once a year and have been to the Kennedy Center for a couple of them. Its so neat and clean and the space inside is lovely too. Highly recommend going there! This last time we went to the rooftop and the views from up there are super! You can see all over... More

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bethesda, md.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Had the honor of attending a Jackson Browne concert at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Always reminded what a spectacular building and setting for seeing any show this place is. Beautiful intetior. Fascinating hallway/entryway which includes the Kennedy bust and a great view of the Potomac from the roof terrace and promenade. A must see if you have the time.

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La Plata, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Free concerts 365 days at 6 PM. Higly recommended !!! Young people from every state singing, playing instruments and giving their best to the Audience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A building to be proud of and it isn't paid for with tax dollars. The programs offered are exceptional.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This performing arts center is a great tribute to John and Jacqueline Kennedy who loved and supported the arts. The art center houses more than one theater and is a wonderful place to see a concert. If you are ever in the DC area in December, try to get the free tickets to the Handel's Messiah sing-along. I have been... More

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