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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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A fun night out!

A lovely venue! A great place to enjoy your favorite performing arts. I would say dress nicely and eat beforehand, though, there are some snack vendors, and you can eat in your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Cotter, Arkansas
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Cotter, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A lovely venue! A great place to enjoy your favorite performing arts. I would say dress nicely and eat beforehand, though, there are some snack vendors, and you can eat in your box; it's just a bit expensive.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Although I have heard many rave reviews about this place I just thought it was okay. To be fair, there was nothing going on when we visited it so we didn't get to see it in it's full regalia. I do hope to return some day and catch an event here.

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Fort Meade, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went to see 2 very different type of performances in differrent venues inside the Kennedy Center seats and sound for both were perfect.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I took my teenagers to see a musical (in the opera house section at the Kennedy Center). We got orchestra tickets (expensive) for the matinee show. The musical had fabulous reviews (Book of Mormon) and the experience was fabulous. To save (some) money, we didn't park in the Kennedy Center, but at a nearby garage that I located on-line. A... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This July we had the chance to visit this attraction. We got tickets through our congressman ahead of time for a great small group tour. This location has several theaters inside. The facility is beautiful throughout. What we found most interesting is all the gifts donated from countries all over the world. These gifts include marble, chandeliers, furniture and artwork.... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had friends visiting and one of the young adults was about to enter a performing Rts school so we thought we might this venue. Well it was fantastic tour with a fantastic volunteer guide which lasted several hours. Besides being a free small group guided tour throughout the entire building from basement to roof level. I learned so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I regularly attend shows at the Kennedy Center. There is such a wide variety of shows to attend that there's something for everyone. My family always buys season tickets. Besides that, it's absolutely gorgeous on the inside and has a wonderful view looking over the water. Definitely a theater you should visit if you're going to see a show in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A big building with different activities . Situated in one of the rich suburbs of the Washington . The building itself is normal but if you use the elevator to go to the higher level , you can have a fantastic view of the city . I liked it .

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Ocean City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I came to see "The Book of Mormon" with my boyfriend for his birthday. Such a great experience. However, you would think that after paying 48.00 a person for tickets.. they wouldn't charge you parking in their underground lot. Just another scam in D.C. to get some cash.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

$50 per ticket for the longest running non-musical in USA. Small theatre with no bad seats everything is up close; well worth it and a great family event in DC. Its close to GWU and Georgetown, 1 mile,(also waterfront) so you can park in the area on the street for free(Zone 2 open for all on weekends) and do the... More 

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