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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
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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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DC's premier stage

DC' best venue for concerts, plays, ballet, and even opera. The venues inside are designed for what they are used for so they are the perfect size. they are also beautiful. Going... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

DC' best venue for concerts, plays, ballet, and even opera. The venues inside are designed for what they are used for so they are the perfect size. they are also beautiful. Going to the KC at Christmas is one of our favorite things to do in DC.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to the Kennedy Center to see bud not buddy which we had read the book. The play stayed true to the book. The views from the Kennedy Center are spell bounding overlooking the Potomac river and Georgetown skyline. I would like to visit there just to enjoy the center and it's views. I has not been to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was surprised to hear about all the artwork or something that was donated by so many different nations. I am not a real big art person, but seeing the theaters was quite neat.

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great views as well as music theatre and dance. Great free concerts at the Mellemium Stage as well as walks all around the building and up on the top terrace areas.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is not of the production we saw. It is only of the seat location and ability to see the stage. Orchestra V Seat 128 Seats are NOT stadium style. Seats are NOT off-set enough to be able to see around the person in front of you. The person in front of me was about the same height as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It reminds you of a theme park but it is all about the history of NASA. Make sure to take the bus tour first thing. It takes you out to the launch pads. You can't get off of the bus but you can get interesting photos. You will also see lots of animals like eagles, alligators, boars and turtles along... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked online at home and went to the box office and easily retrieved my ticket. This continues to amaze me!1 However, this grand Theatre complex is looking tired, it is massive, but the standout performances of 'Into the Woods' made up for it. I love the red carpet against the golden lights, America loves the colour too, but the carpet... More 

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Toms River, NJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a limited review of the center. My family recently saw Twist Your Dickens which was in the Theater Lab. My family and I are tall people. The seating was very uncomfortable with very little leg room. The show was just OK. The seating made this a less than satisfying experience.

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Haymarket, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with the family to watch Into The Woods. The parking was priced reasonably for D.C. Walked around the grand halls, lit by beautiful chandeliers and red carpeting. Went onto the balcony and got a lovely view of D.C. This is gorgeous building with amazing scheduled events. We also enjoyed the play.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was breathtaking. It was great to see a hip hop concert in a formal gown. The acoustics were awesome. You must take the tour. There were free coat check, and printed pic, on the way out the door. Adult beverages, and light snacks were available for purchase. You can drink inside with a souvenir cup. There were free... More 

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