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The Kennedy Center of Performing Arts

The Kennedy Center hosts amazing live entertainment, music and shows. As a living and expressive memorial to President John F. Kennedy, the Kennedy Center fosters the finest in performance art, ranging from big-name concerts to ballet, opera and family-friendly theater. Experience the stirring classical music of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center - a must during any trip to Washington DC.


Hours -

Vary per event. Box Office is open Monday-Saturday 10am - 9pm, Sundays & Holidays 12pm - 9pm

Prices -

Vary per event.


  • Kennedy Center Honors
  • Mark Twain Prize
  • NSO Season Opening Ball


  • Theater
  • Live Music
  • Opera
  • Ballet
  • Galas


  • Do they have parking?

    Parking is available during performances on a first come first serve passes for $23.00. The garage is open daily from 6am to midnight. One hour of complimentary parking is available when visiting the Box Office or spending over $10.00 at the Gift Shop.
  • What are some kid friendly programs there?

    The Kennedy Center offers a variety of year-round performances for young audiences, including NSO Concerts like Kinderclassics, Ensemble Concerts, Family Concerts, and Teddy Bear Concerts.

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