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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Traveled to Washington, D.C. in December, took in a performance of Miss Saigon at the Kennedy Center. This was my first visit to the Kennedy Center and it is an amazing theatre. Walking out on the balcony before the performance and seeing the view was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christine E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was very strange. He came to our table, said hello and he would be back to take our order. Sometime later he came back and we ordered drinks. Didn’t see him for awhile. Noticed others having the same issue with him. So, terrible service...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting DC on a low budget check the weekly program of the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center, which has free performances of world renowned artists 365 days/year.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Claudia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw Miss Saigon here back on December 22. I've seen numerous productions here. The Kennedy Center is such a fabulous place. It's clean and managed very well. I will definitely be going back for performances there in the future. The Opera House ceiling is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iholland95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great venue for two shows that we saw here. Lovely views of the Potomac River, including Rosslyn and Georgetown. Seats in the theaters were comfortable and talent was remarkable. Definitely worth getting tickets to enjoy a nigh out!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thenotesofnee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would give 0 stars if I could. They don't even deserve one. I cannot begin to describe how absolutely horrible my experience with this sham of a company was. I called because I had booked New Year's eve tickets but was unable to go...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LovetoSee123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw a play at the Theater Lab and most times the seating is terrible for a person using a wheelchair. This was not the case at this theater as I was seated in the front and could reach out and touch the actors. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Califanna348
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First trip to the Kennedy Center and we were there for Miss Saigon. Typically we have seen theater of this caliber in older (1800's) theaters that have been rehabbed. Kennedy Center is much newer, so it doesn't have the beautiful old woodwork to look at,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rduinc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to a performance at the Family Theater. The Center looks iconic from afar, and still holds prestigious shows, but it’s a bit dated. Acoustics are fine albeit not top notch, but the looks really show its age: highly visible lighting, seats that are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This facility is beautiful and the hall of flags is impressive. We saw Miss Saigon in the Opera House. Lovely and large place to see a performance.

Date of experience: December 2018
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sjeffery1
October 17, 2018|
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Response from ChefScott511 | Reviewed this property |
I never sit that close the music goes over my head. I try to sit about half way back in the orchestra or in the first tier
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sjeffery1
October 17, 2018|
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Response from ellenh978 | Reviewed this property |
I am only 5ft tall sat in the 5th row wit no difficulty in seeing the people on stage. Hope that helps!
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BeautifulBeret
September 6, 2018|
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Response from RonFG | Reviewed this property |
We don't park in the KenCen due to difficulty getting out. We either park at a nearby restaurant and walk after eating or park across the street at the Watergate.
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