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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20566-0002
+1 800-444-1324
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2700 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20566-0002
+1 800-444-1324
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are in Washington, D.C. and you want to do something for fun, go see Shear Madness at the John F Kennedy Centerfor the Performing Arts.

Thank GBL112
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the tour. Took about 1.5 hours. Our guide Debra was amazing, could feel her love for the place. Is was nice to get the history behind it. There is a free shuttle bus from the Foggy Bottom Metro stop. But the walk is...More

Thank Jakmckay
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to be a member of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts more frequent it more often. We'd go to dinner, see a play, ballet, opera, listen to a up and coming jazz artist, or enjoy the symphony. However, over the last five...More

Thank rustard s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing facility and had queues for tickets the whole time we were there. Very modern and a good tribute to JFK and his interests in the arts.

Thank John Campbell H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The online service charge for tickets is 14%, which they explain is "industry standard for arts organization." Incredible. For those who have the time, it is possible to park at the Kennedy Center during the day, go to the box office, buy the tickets without...More

1  Thank LondonPatricia56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you get a chance to see Shear Madness at the John F. Kennedy Centre in Washington DC, go. You won't be disappointed. This interactive, audience participation murder mystery is well acted and offers car loads of fun. At 38 years, 8 months, it is...More

Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love goingvtobthe kennedy center and seeingba show, I actually prefer it tonseeingva show in new york as people still are respectful of the artist and dress accordingly.We saw the king and I on this visit.We loved it.very naustalgic.

Thank Bornabrit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What's better than a fine artistic performance? A free performance. Yesterday I went with friends to see a free live performance of Kyrgyzstan music. These free performances are a great way to gain perspective for other culture. FYI you may want to wear khakis and...More

Thank FlightTime27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kennedy Center houses many different auditoriums of various sizes, to accommodate different types of shows. For example, there's the Opera House, where I saw Madame Butterfly (which I don't recommend; it's very depressing). I've also seen many musicals, which I do recommend, like Matilda,...More

1  Thank 13travellover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my 10th or so time at the Kennedy Center. There to for The King and I showing in the Opera House I was excited for days. Once you arrive you know something great is about to happen. With pre-paid parking we had no...More

1  Thank FrankieJames
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Liz V
20 August 2017|
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Response from Corey L | Reviewed this property |
Check their website for current shows and events
Hilde S
21 May 2017|
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Response from Memrnc4 | Reviewed this property |
Very limited because everyone will be out on the mall. If you get a chance check with the hotel to see what activity is going on in town on the mall. Most likely there will be free concerts by the military bands
1 May 2017|
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Response from Ruth G | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of performances every day, on several different stages. I have no idea which one you are asking about. But I'd look at the web site for info.