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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

  • Bright Star

    Opens Dec 02

  • National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

    Opens Dec 17

  • Kinky Boots

    Opens Jun 14, 2016

  • The Bridges of Madison County

    Opens Jun 28, 2016

  • Phantom Of The Opera

    Opens Jul 13, 2016

Bright Star

Eisenhower Theater

December 2, 2015-January 10, 2016

Springing from a Grammy Award winning collaboration on the record 'Love Has Come For You', Bright Star is a new American musical, exploring the turmoil of families, their secrets and love, against the background of the South in renaissance, as the landscape and deeply held beliefs began to change. With 25 new songs, it promises to be a moving and wide reaching story, set to a bluegrass and folk infused score.

National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

December 17-20, 2015

Undoubtedly one of the Western world's most popular oratorios, Handel's triumphant and moving 'Messiah' is considered the definitive live Christmas concert experience. As with past years the National Symphony Orchestra will not fail to delight and inspire presenting the nearly 300 year old master-work with the orchestra and a first class chorus, to create an unforgettable celebration!

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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