Fodor's Expert Review John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The White House Area and Foggy Bottom,  Washington, D.C., USA.

Overlooking the Potomac River, the gem of the Washington, D.C., performing arts scene is home to the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera. The best out-of-town acts perform at one of three performance spaces—the Concert Hall, the Opera House, or the Eisenhower Theater. An eclectic range of performances is staged at the center's smaller venues, which showcase chamber groups, experimental works, cabaret-style performances, and the KC Jazz Club. But that's not all. On the Millennium Stage in the center's Grand Foyer, you can catch free performances almost any day at 6 pm. And the REACH, a major indoor-outdoor, state-of-the-art expansion designed by Steven Holl and completed in 2019, provides a dynamic, open-air, collaborative space and a pedestrian bridge that connects with the other presidential memorials on the National Mall. On performance days, a free shuttle bus runs between the Kennedy Center and the Foggy Bottom–GWU Metro stop.

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2700 F St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20566, USA


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