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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

  • The Book of Mormon

    Booking until Aug 16

  • Washington National Opera: Carmen

    Opens Sep 19

  • Washington National Opera: Appomattox

    Opens Nov 14

  • Kinky Boots

    Opens Jun 14, 2016

  • Phantom Of The Opera

    Opens Jul 13, 2016

The Book of Mormon

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Until August 16, 2015

With NINE Tony Awards - including Best Musical - a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and top New York critic Ben Brantley himself calling it the "best new musical of the century", this is one show you won't want to miss when it comes to a stage near you. Yes, that's right - you no longer have to fly to Broadway to catch this worldwide phenomenon, the boys are bringing it to you!

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...

Washington National Opera: Appomattox

November 14-22, 2015

For the first time in its illustrious history, Washington National Opera take on the work of modern maestro Philip Glass in this brand new production of his groundbreaking opera Appomattox, with a world premiere of a newly written second act for this tale of the struggle for equality.

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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