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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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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Saw the long running 'Shear Madness' hysterically funny. Try and get there so you can go to the roof terrace & watch the sunset, views are spectacular.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

though we only had a limited time to visit the centre on our last morning in Washington DC the staff were really friendly very helpful from the security guard at the door recommending the free tour but also encouraged us to walk around on our and what to look for and see. We were allowed to take photographs in the... More

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Great Britain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is a little bit out of the way but well signposted from Foggy Bottom metro and there are shuttle buses from there if you can't face the walk. The size of the construction is breathtaking, great views of the river and best of all free concerts everyday at 6pm.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Definitely catch one while in town. Clean, classy, great location. Good place for a date. Top notch players in the productions.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The Kennedy Center's location along the Potomac provides great views from the building's large terrace and rooftop. A great spot to drink wine before catching a show. Some people find the architecture to be uninspired and outdated, while others enjoy the massive ceilings, deep red interior and marble facade. The space contains numerous stages, so an opera, touring Broadway show... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Came for the opening night of the opera "Florencia in the Amazon". It was amazing. Simplely, an amazing experience. The building is elegant, from the rich red interior with the gem studded lights in the ceiling to the clean white marble facade exterior. Before the opera and during the intermission, go outside on the massive patio and enjoy the fountains... More

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Maybe not such a convenient location, but it's worth the trip. Situated on the edge of the Potomac, the center has broad terraces from which one can enjoy the views. I recommend the roof top views especially, and there are several restaurants/cafes in the building. Free concerts on the main floor, free tours, and a wealth of theatre and music... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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

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

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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