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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: Cinderella

    Opens May 09

  • The Book of Mormon

    Opens Jun 16

  • Once

    Opens Jul 07

  • Kinky Boots

    Opens Jun 14, 2016

  • Phantom Of The Opera

    Opens Jul 13, 2016

Washington National Opera: Cinderella

Kennedy Center Opera House

May 9-21, 2015

Swapping glass slippers for a silver bracelet and a fairy godmother for a philosophy tutor, director Joan Font's Cinderella, (his take on Rossini's La Cenerentola,) has been steadily delighting audiences the world over since 2007. Zany and bright, it sparkles with wit and cleverness, creating an exciting, family friendly take on the beloved fairytale with the Barcelona's hilarious performing troupe, the Comediants providing fun and frippery.

The Book of Mormon

Kennedy Center Opera House

June 16-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.

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.

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