No City-break is really complete without sampling some of its cultural goodies. The kennedy Center for the Performing arts is situated by the river adjacent to the Watergate Centre close to Foggy Bottom. That puts it right on the visitor trail between the Lincoln Memorial and Georgetown - so no excuse to miss it.
Its a large venue which allows several events to happen simultaneously. There are concerts, plays, small and large exhibitions, music, tance - you name it there's room for it here. Events start throughout the day but clearly the evening will see the most use. There are two sides, corridors of you like giving access to the various auditoria via two impressive atriums (or shoud that be Atria I dont know). Both are impressive and make you feel as though you are in somewhere very special.
I'd chosen to see a play in the Theatre Lab called Shear Madness. Its been running a while and is in the format or a part scripted, part interactive who-done-it set in a barbers studio. The lab has conventional theatre seating plus a number of stage side tables - yes I was a Brit on tour so selected one of those and was mightilly relieved when a couple came and sat at my table shortly before the start.
The performance was polished and relaxed - its been playing for absolutely ages. I liked the style and the format, and strangely being almost part of the action being so close to the stage. The audience interacts and influences the direction of the ending so it is a good experience.
Normal theatre facilities, bars etc and a number of restaurant options with showtimes in mind. Also a rather interesting gift shop which for visitors not knowing what to take home to sum up the Diverse City of DC you may just find that bit of magic here.
Good venue, good value, Good Times. Thank You
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