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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

  • Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

    Oct 11, 2015

  • Suzanne Farrell Ballet: Balanchine, B'Jart and the Bard

    Opens Oct 30

  • Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Opens Nov 25

  • Kinky Boots

    Opens Jun 14, 2016

  • Phantom Of The Opera

    Opens Jul 13, 2016

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

October 11, 2015

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra is a celebration of Eastern and Western classical music, with traditional Chinese instruments accompanied by a full orchestra. The orchestra is part of the Shen Yun Performing Arts, who took their name from the Chinese word 'shen yun' which translates as "the beauty of divine beings dancing."

Suzanne Farrell Ballet: Balanchine, B'Jart and the Bard

Kennedy Center Opera House

October 30-November 1, 2015

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, named for its founder and Artistic Director, (also known as 'The Greatest American Lyric Ballerina',) launches its 2015/16 season with the inclusion of two Balanchine classics and a tribute to William Shakespeare on the 450th anniversary of his death.

Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

Kennedy Center Opera House

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.

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.

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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