Kennedy Center

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Kennedy Center information

Washington, DC , USA
Address
Street 2700 F St NW
Extras Georgetown
Telephone
+1 202 467 4600
Getting there
metro Foggy Bottom-GWU
More information
www.kennedy-center.org
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Lonely Planet review

Sprawled across 17 riverside acres, the Kennedy Center is Washington’s main cultural jewel. It hosts a staggering array of performances – more than 2000 each year – among its multiple venues. These include the Concert Hall, Opera House, Eisenhower Theater and Film Theater. In addition, the National Symphony Orchestra, Suzanne Farrell Ballet and Washington National Opera are all based here.

Reduced-rate tickets are available for people age 18 to 30 via the MyTix program; details are on the Kennedy website. Students can sometimes get half-price tickets for certain performances. Call or visit the box office.

It’s about a half-mile walk from the Metro to the Kennedy Center. Alternatively, a free shuttle bus runs between the two points every 15 minutes from 9:45am to midnight Monday to Saturday, and noon to midnight on Sunday. Follow the signs toward the left as you exit the escalator. There’s also paid parking underneath the Kennedy Center.