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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 2700 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20566-0002
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Legendary Performances; Exceptional Venue

Nestled in a withdrawn lot from the bustling historic D.C. metro area, the Kennedy Center is renowned for its legendary concert programs and exceptionally tasteful atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Teddy C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nestled in a withdrawn lot from the bustling historic D.C. metro area, the Kennedy Center is renowned for its legendary concert programs and exceptionally tasteful atmosphere – which are certainly on par and exceeding our expectations for a modern performance venue. Saw Nikolai Luganski performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Despite hosting 2,460 symphony-goers, the concert... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to the Kennedy Center to see the Indigo Girls with the National Symphony Orchestra. It was my first time at the Kennedy Center. First, we walked around the inside of the Center admiring the art that graces the open spaces. This set the stage for an amazing performance. Our seats were 9th row center from... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take the tour -- just great. See the theatres, presidential boxes and rooms donated by countries. Lots of great art to boot.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we were staying nearby, the Kennedy Center was on our list of places to see that we had not seen before. There are free tours given almost every hour, even on Sunday morning. There is a free concert almost every evening. There are 3 theaters with various shows, presentations being performed. There is so much art from around the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to hear and celebrate John Lennon and his music. We heard about 3 songs. Even the host, David Duchovny said you will not hear the following songs and joked about the various and many hit songs we would not hear. Judy Collins only sang once. The other performers sang some of his songs. Overalll, I did not come... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great concert facility but also nice to go here for a drink. You can grab snacks upstairs and they have small bottles of wine. beautiful view of the Potomac/ Arlington skyline.

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McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently saw the Indigo Girls with the National Symphony Orchestra, and the venue provided a great musical experience. The concert hall, one of 4 different venues in the Kennedy Center, was easy to access, had great sight lines, and the acoustics were so good that even someone like me, I am not musical, notices how well balanced and clear... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a guided tour, which was interesting. Got to see several other countries' rooms - Israel, Japan... lots of walking and going up and back down stairs, which was kind of hard of some of us - we had to take the elevator and catch up with our group! But the guide was pleasant and it was fun to see.... More 

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Burleson, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a Beethoven violin concerto which was wonderfully executed. People were dressed in anything from shorts to tuxes. It was very diverse and a lovely performance.

Thank Sharmin A
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my first night in Washington, DC, my family and I went to see Wicked at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It was an incredible experience. It is such a beautiful center. I would definitely recommend it.

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