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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

As one of the nation's busiest cultural institutions, the Kennedy Center is both a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy and a world-class performing arts destination. Each year, the Center hosts more than 3,000 performances of music, dance, and theater across a multitude of stages – from grand venues like the Opera House, Eisenhower Theater, and Concert Hall – home of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Wasington National Opera – to more intimate spaces like the Family Theater, Terrace Theater, and KC Jazz Club.

Calendar of Events
Oct 7 - Jun 30Shear Madness
Apr 18 - Apr 20American Ballet Theatre: Don Quixote and a Mixed Repertory Program
Apr 18 - Apr 19NSO: Cornelius Meister, conductor / Nikolai Lugansky, piano, plays Prokofiev
Apr 18 - Apr 27The Washington Ballet: Peter Pan
Apr 21Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Augustin Hadelich, Joyce Yang & Pablo Sainz Villegas: Tango, Song, and Dance
Apr 23 - Apr 25The Washington Ballet: Tour-de-Force: Balanchine!
Apr 24 - Apr 26NSO: Osmo Vnsk, conductor / Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony, plus Sibelius and Aho
Apr 25NSO: Beyond the Score: Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4--Why Italy?
Apr 26KC Jazz Club: Kevin Mahogany
Apr 26 - Apr 27Me and My Shadow
Apr 29Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Apr 29Master Class: Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
May 1 - May 3Wayne McGregor: Random Dance
May 2Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Justin Kauflin
May 2Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Megan Hilty
May 3NSO Kinderclassics: Bears, Bears Everywhere!
May 3 - May 18Washington National Opera: The Magic Flute
May 7 - May 8NSO: NEW MOVES: Symphony + Dance: Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Keigwin + Company / From Schuman to Bernstein
May 9Terence Blanchard Quintet
May 10Listening Party: Blue Note at 75
May 10 - May 13NSO: NEW MOVES: Symphony + Dance: Thomas Wilkins, conductor; New Ballet Ensemble / From Gershwin to Ellington
May 10Martin Helmchen, piano
May 10The Crossroads Club: Robert Glasper Experiment
May 11 - May 24NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Two Divas and a Bear!
May 11Blue Note at 75, The Concert
May 16 - May 17NSO: NEW MOVES: Symphony + Dance: Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Jessica Lang Dance / From Adams to Copland, with Leila Josefowicz, violin
May 20Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Marc-Andre Hamelin with the Pacifica Quartet
May 20 - May 25Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle
May 21Organ Recital: Iveta Apkalna, organ: presented by the National Symphony Orchestra
May 21Stefan Jackiw, violin & Anna Polonsky, piano
May 22Chris Botti
May 23 - May 2419th Annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival
May 30Singers' Choice
May 30 - May 31NSO Pops: Rajaton: The Music of ABBA / Steven Reineke, conductor
May 31Sam Haywood, piano
Jun 1NSO Family Concert: Mozart's Magnificent Voyage
Jun 1The Kennedy Center Chamber Players play Bach & Rheinberger
Jun 3 - Jun 5Boston Ballet
Jun 5 - Jun 7NSO: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor / Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique" plus Nicola Benedetti, violin, & Leonard Elschenbroich, cello, play Brahms's Double Concerto
Jun 6 - Jun 8Pennsylvania Ballet: Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Jun 11Made In America
Jun 12 - Jun 14NSO: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor / Bruckner's Symphony No. 8
Jun 13 - Jun 14Washington National Opera: American Opera Initiative: An American Soldier
Jun 14 - Jul 13Side Show
Jun 17 - Aug 17Disney's The Lion King
Jun 27 - Jun 28NSO Pops: The Midtown Men / Steven Reineke, conductor
Jul 9Theater Look-in: Side Show
Jul 16Theater Look-in: Disney's The Lion King

Plan Your Visit

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
800-444-1324 phone
202-416-8524 TTY

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