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Membership

Membership makes the Kennedy Center your home for the performing arts with special ticketing benefits, discounts, exclusive events, and more! It's your ticket to insider access at the Kennedy Center.

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Exclusive Benefits

Digital Access

Enjoy exclusive access to premium content including virtual concerts, performances, and special events on Digital Stage+.

Ticket Priority

Receive access to tickets before the general public during special Members-only presales.

Exclusive Events

Join us at Members-only events such as rehearsals, backstage tours, cast and crew Q&As, and more. 

Discounts & Offers

Receive discounts on parking, dining and gift shop purchases, and receive special offers throughout the year.

Why to join

Kennedy Center Members standing on stage during a reception.

Membership

Memberships start with a contribution of just $75 and are an integral part of the Kennedy Center.  Membership gifts support our artistic and educational programming - in fact, everything from the performances on our stages to educational work around the country are only possible because of our Members

Membership gifts can be designated to all Kennedy Center programs, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, Dance and Ballet programs, Kennedy Center Education, or Social Impact programs.

To say thank you for all our Members make possible, we are pleased to offer special benefits such as Members-only Ticket Priority, exclusive events, discounts, and more...

Circles

Circles Membership

Elevate your support of the Center by becoming a Circles Member.  Available with a contribution of $1,800 or more, Circles Membership makes you a VIP every time you visit the Center. Enjoy Circles Lounge access, concierge services for ticketing and dining reservations, reserved parking, and more.

Circles gifts can be designated to all Kennedy Center programs, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, Dance and Ballet programs, Kennedy Center Education, or Social Impact programs.

Circles Members enjoying live music at a cast party.

Circles Membership

Elevate your support of the Center by becoming a Circles Member.  Available with a contribution of $1,800 or more, Circles Membership makes you a VIP every time you visit the Center. Enjoy Circles Lounge access, concierge services for ticketing and dining reservations, reserved parking, and more.

Circles gifts can be designated to all Kennedy Center programs, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, Dance and Ballet programs, Kennedy Center Education, or Social Impact programs.

Give the gift of Membership

With benefits including access to exclusive content, discounts, and Ticket Priority, a Kennedy Center Membership is the perfect gift for any arts lover in your life.

Member Quote

"I am so proud to be a Kennedy Center Member! I love feeling like I am an important part of this incredible institution, and getting even closer to the arts through my Membership benefits."

Kristin D
Washington, DC

National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera

National Symphony Orchestra

Support the National Symphony Orchestra’s impact on audiences all over the globe.

Washington National Opera

Help sustain Washington National Opera’s exceptional performances and educational outreach initiatives around the country.

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Other Ways to Give

Honorary & Memorial
Honor someone through a gift to the Kennedy Center by contacting us at [email protected] or (202) 416-8041, or click here to make a gift in memory of someone

Make a Memorial Gift

Legacy Gifts

Make the Kennedy Center a part of your legacy by leaving a gift in your will, or making a gift today that provides you income for life and potential tax benefits.

 

Other Options

The Center is happy to accept contributions via your preferred donation channel, such as check, gifts of stock, wire transfer, or Donor Advised Funds. 

Donation FAQ

 

Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions & Resources

Development Office
[email protected]
(202) 416-8310

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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