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John F. Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts

  • Metro: Free shuttle to/from Foggy Bottom-GWU Station

The John F. Kennedy Center is a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, designated by an Act of Congress in 1964. The Kennedy Center presents classical and contemporary music, opera, drama, dance, and other performing arts from the United States and other countries.

Located on the Potomac River, The Kennedy Center is dedicated to the advancement of performing arts in the United States. It is a vibrant, cultural hub that connects thousands of artists with millions of people each year - in person and online.

Unveiled in 2019, The REACH is a living theater - an immersive learning center and dynamic art space.

Venues in the Kennedy Center are available to rent for performances, receptions, and meetings. They offer a variety of spaces to accommodate events of all sizes.

  • Reception size up to 1,000.
  • Family Theater capacity: 320 seats
  • Concert Hall capacity: 2,460 seats

John F. Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts Map