location

2700 F St, Washington, DC 20037

Venue home

Venue home

location

Location

restaurantsDiningRestaurants
parking

Parking

hotels

Hotels

seating chart
SeatingSeating map
venue location restaurants parking hotels seating map
  • Shear Madness

    Until Nov 25, 2018

  • Christopher Jackson

    Sep 29, 2018

  • Renee Fleming

    Sep 29, 2018

  • Washington National Opera - La Traviata

    Oct 6 - 21, 2018

  • Measure for Measure

    Oct 10 - 13, 2018

Shear Madness Poster

Shear Madness

Kennedy Center Theater Lab

Until November 25, 2018

An American theatre institution, Shear Madness is the longest running non-musical show in American history. It's been running in Boston at the Charles Playhouse for over 30 years, and has enjoyed hugely successful productions the world over. Now it continues in Washington DC for its open run at the Kennedy Center, in time for the holiday season! Part comedy farce and part murder mystery, no two shows are exactly the same!

Christopher Jackson Poster

Christopher Jackson

Terrace Theater

September 29, 2018

Renee Fleming continues her VOICES series at the Kennedy Center with a special one-night-only performance by Broadway royalty Christopher Jackson. Perhaps best known for originating the role of George Washington in the Lin-Manuel Miranda-penned mega hit Hamilton, the Tony nominated triple-threat performer rose through the ranks, playing leading roles in Broadway tuners After Midnight, Memphis and The Lion King amongst others, as well as Miranda's first foray onto the Great White Way Into The Heights.

Renee Fleming Poster

Renee Fleming

Terrace Theater

September 29, 2018

One of the most beloved and enchanting sopranos to rule the American opera houses, Renee Fleming is a multi-talented performer whose repertoire spans across Barber, Handel, French opera, jazz and even indie rock! Winner of both the National Medal of Arts and Richard Tucker Award , Fleming has retired from full-time opera and now concentrating on mixed rep concerts - in fact, she is headed back to Broadway in 2018 to take on the leading role of Nettie in a brand-new production of Carousel. A rare opportunity to see one of America's leading divas sing in your city!

Washington National Opera - La Traviata Poster

Washington National Opera - La Traviata

Kennedy Center Opera House

October 6 - 21, 2018

The Washington National Opera inaugurates their 2018/19 season with the soul-stirring, well known arias and passionate tragedy of Verdi's most popular opera, La Traviata. First performed in Venice in 1853, the work initially failed to make the impact it now has, yet over time it has become one of the world's most performed operatic productions thanks to its memorable melodies, especially its heart-wrenching Brindisi or drinking song.

Measure for Measure Poster

Measure for Measure

Eisenhower Theater

October 10 - 13, 2018

A co-collaboration between London's Cheek By Jowl Theatre Company and Russia's Pushkin Theatre, Declan Donellan's Measure for Measure received rapturous reviews across the globe for its visceral adaptation of the bard's poignant poetical reflections on power, corruption and the difference de jure and de defacto law. The intensely political play's thrilling blend of humour and heavy-hitting drama transport the audience to modern day Russia with thought-provoking consequences, bringing audiences face to face with their own sense of morality and justice.

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

venue exterior

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.

show content hide content
Venue home

Venue home

location

Location

restaurantsDiningRestaurants
parking

Parking

hotels

Hotels

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word

Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about it.

Keep up to date

I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.

Please note: The term Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.