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ADDITIONAL INFO

2700 F Street, Washington, DC 20037

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: The Flying Dutchman

    Opens Mar 07

  • Iberian Suite: Companhia Hiato - Brazil

    Opens Mar 18

  • American Ballet Theatre: Cinderella

    Opens Mar 26

  • The Book of Mormon

    Opens Jun 17

  • Once

    Opens Jul 07

Washington National Opera: The Flying Dutchman

Kennedy Center Opera House

March 7-21, 2015

The spectre of the Flying Dutchman has long been a terrifying sight for sailors. At its heart is a wretch of a captain, damned by Satan to roam the oceans forever, with the chance of salvation presented once only every seven years, when they may go ashore and attempt to find true love. Wagner's nautical adventure is a thrilling and haunting opera and marked a turning point in his career.

Iberian Suite: Companhia Hiato - Brazil

Eisenhower Theater

March 18-19, 2015

O Jardim (The Garden) contemplates memory and the legacy we leave behind. It follows the many stories of one family over the course of three generations, with all of the characters questioning how they'll be remembered. This is the D.C premiere of the piece which was previously performed at New York's Public Theater earlier this year to great acclaim.

American Ballet Theatre: Cinderella

Kennedy Center Opera House

March 26-29, 2015

The American Ballet Theatre celebrate their 75th Anniversary with this classic comic twist on Cinderella from the legendary choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton, that utterly takes the audience on an enchanting journey through fantastic dreams to frothy, sweet romance.

The Book of Mormon

Kennedy Center Opera House

June 17-August 16, 2015

With NINE Tony Awards - including Best Musical - a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and top New York critic calling it the best new musical of the century, this is one show you won't want to miss.

Once

Eisenhower Theater

July 7-August 16, 2015

The creators of the acclaimed Black Watch, director John Tiffany and choreographer Steven Hoggett, join forces with playwright/screenwriter Enda Walsh to bring the hit independent film Once, winner of a 2007 Academy Award for the hit song "Falling Slowly", to the stage.

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