The nation’s performing arts center and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy
A quick 10-minute walk from the Georgetown waterfront, you’ll find D.C.’s own version of the Metropolitan Opera House. Bringing in top performers from around the world in theater, opera, ballet, as well as various musical concerts from orchestra to hip-hip for the entertainment of all ages.
Looking to take in a play, opera, ballet, or concert. The Kennedy Center is a world-class performing arts venue with daily performances.
Many travelers highly recommend a visit to The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, built and named for America's beloved Camelot president. The Kennedy Center houses the National Symphony Orchestra, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet and the Washington National Opera, as well as a number of…
See a play, musical, opera, or the National Symphony Orchestra. Be sure to check out the awesome views of dc, Northern Virginia and the Potomac River from the rooftop terrace before the show.
The Kennedy center is one of those amazing places that you are lucky to get a chance to see a show in. It's a building that is nicer than any other Broadway theatre or most performing arts centers in the country. You can see multiple performances in a day and can even head up to the cafe or…
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