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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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2700 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20566-0002
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Note: This review is just for the venue, not the performance. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is the biggest venues to host many first class performances. It is also open for public to walk around to see different halls, buy gifts,...More

Thank Prawet J
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited the Kennedy Center for a tour with a docent. If you go, plan to take the guided tour instead of just walking around yourself. It is free and the tour guides can get you into see places you can’t see on your own....More

Thank mystic-kat
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a real gem in Washington. Suggest you make time during your visit to at least visit the location, maybe take a tour, but definitely at least stay for the free Concert held every night on the Millenium Stage; 365 days a year, a...More

1  Thank ralphwilhelm1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our local congressman’s office arranged this tour for us. It was very interesting, but we did not last for the entire two hours. We ended up as part of a large school group, so the tour was moving fairly slow. ** TIP - A shuttle...More

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a chance to see a show at the Kennedy Center - do it. Give yourself plenty of time to tour the halls, visit the iconic sculpture of Kennedy and enjoy the gorgeous terrace. If at all possible, plan your visit so you...More

2  Thank Joanne_S1983
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not see a show here. Instead, we had arranged a tour of the Kennedy Center. The docent was nice enough, but quite wordy. Clearly he loved to talk about the Kennedy Center, but we felt that he spent about 200% more time than...More

Thank BondVagaBond007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful theatre with free concerts. Who knew? If in Washington, add this to your list of things to do.

1  Thank BURGESS-IN-VA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to a Murder Mystery play called Shear Madness and it was just that! Great who done it with electric audience participation. Fun for all ages....some adult humor that is NOT appropriate for children but does go over their heads. We purchased tickets 1...More

1  Thank Lisa Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were grateful to attend one of their free 6 PM concerts, which was perfect for our young teen boy and my husband. I could have stayed all evening, but they were a little less enthusiastic. We still saw the space and enjoyed the music...More

Thank NatalieWatersSeum
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Just went to a Brahms Concert at the Kennedy Center. The orchestra is our National Symphony Orchestra and they are way beyond wonderful. Fantastic. There aren't enough words to describe the quality of the music, and the 25 violins played together as one voice. I...More

Thank CharleySays
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DonnaSue24
15 April 2018|
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Response from nquinby | Reviewed this property |
Tours average about an hour, but can vary depending on the tour guide and how many questions the group has. Tours start approximately every 10 minutes during scheduled hours. If visiting on a weekend, remember tour hours end... More
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UpstateDiana
8 April 2018|
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Response from Joanne_S1983 | Reviewed this property |
People wear everything to the Kennedy Center. My preference is the little black dress, but you will see long dresses and slacks as well. Metro is safe (depending on your stop) but as previous commenter wrote, be aware of... More
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Maha M
6 April 2018|
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Response from Kateinshanghai | Reviewed this property |
We often go to Circa in Foggy Bottom. The free bus to the Kennedy Center is right across the street. We also take the bus back to the same location to get a taxi home since the Center is so mobbed after the show.
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