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Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street North West, Washington, DC 20566

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Kennedy Center Opera House is part of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts complex.

Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street North West, Washington, DC 20566

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Upcoming Highlights

  • Washington National Opera: Carmen

    Opens Sep 19

  • Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Opens Nov 25

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Feb 2, 2016

  • Kinky Boots

    Opens Jun 14, 2016

  • Phantom Of The Opera

    Opens Jul 13, 2016

Washington National Opera: Carmen

September 19-October 3, 2015

Bizet's timeless, sultry masterpiece, comes to the Kennedy Center in what will undoubtedly prove a sure-fire highlight of the season. With a libretto by Henry Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy, Carmen first premiered in Paris in 1875, and has come to be regarded as one of the art form's greatest achievements. The ultimate tale of the femme fatale and how her ruthless behaviour leads those around her astray, including the quiet, sensible Don Jose, who finds himself drawn to the seductive but fatally dangerous beauty...

Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

November 25-29, 2015

The Joffrey Ballet's classic Nutcracker receive its last performance before a major reinvention next year by Christopher Wheeldon. It has become the definitive Chicago Nutcracker, and is making a special visit to DC for five days only.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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February 2, 2016

The 56-year old AA American Dance Theater has performed for an estimated 23 million people in 48 states, as well as 71 countries on six continents. Often engaged as an ambassador for modern American dance, the troupe saw its first such engagement in 1962 as part of John F Kennedy's south east Asian and Australian tour. Whilst its repertoire is known primarily for its jazz influences, chief creative director Robert Battle has added to the dances by welcoming collaborations with other eminent choreographers, which reflects the company's ever-expanding body of work.

Kinky Boots

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June 14-July 10, 2016

Kinky Boots is one of Broadway's most successful new musicals, snapping up six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical! The uplifting show tells the tale of a failing family-run shoe factory in England whose business trajectory is changed (and saved!) thanks to the influence of a stiletto-wearing drag queen named Lola.

Phantom Of The Opera

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July 13-August 20, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic musical is based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel of life beneath the stage. A secretive opera composer stalks the halls of the Paris Opera House and becomes obsessed with young ingenue Christine, and will stop at nothing to have her. This longstanding Eighties rock opera has received a full-scale update for new audiences without compromising on the glory of the original production.

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