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KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS VENUE INFORMATION

Built in 1971 to realize the late President Kennedy's ambitions to bring culture to the American public, the Center has seen over 300 productions across ballet, theater and concerts created and stage at the complex. December 2014 saw the start of an ambitious expansion project that would reopen access from the Center to the Potomac River, as well as easier access to lower Georgetown and provide more space for visitors and performers to engage with.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Washington National Opera: Carmen

    Opens Sep 19

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Feb 2, 2016

  • Kinky Boots

    Opens Jun 14, 2016

  • The Bridges of Madison County

    Opens Jun 28, 2016

  • Phantom Of The Opera

    Opens Jul 13, 2016

Washington National Opera: Carmen

Kennedy Center Opera House

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...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Kennedy Center Opera House

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

Kennedy Center Opera House

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.

The Bridges of Madison County

Eisenhower Theater

June 28-July 17, 2016

Duty and desire collide in this unashamedly romantic musical, based on the treasured novel by Robert James Waller. The story follows the romance between Francesca, an Italian-American housewife unsure of herself, stuck on a remote farm in Iowa, and photographer Robert, who becomes lost whilst shooting the county's bridges and stumbles into her home. And so begins a tantalizing tale of love, loss and acceptance that will melt your heart.

Phantom Of The Opera

Kennedy Center Opera House

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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