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Visit the Kennedy Center

ݮƵѰapp is the nation’s busiest performing arts center, hosting upwards of 2,000 events each year. But we’re much more than a collection of theaters. Plan your own visit to this D.C. must-see memorial and be sure to take one of our free tours. Choose from the main Kennedy Center building, the REACH, or the Campus Highlights tour.

The current hours of public access are Monday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–midnight.

An Immersive Exhibit

free admission 10 a.m. to midnight

Art and Ideals: President John F. Kennedy is a major permanent exhibit in the massive roof-level Atrium that explores Kennedy’s appreciation and promotion of the arts and why the Kennedy Center came to be the living memorial to him and his ideals.

New Exhibit Honors JFK and the Arts

An Immersive Exhibit

free admission 10 a.m. to midnight

Art and Ideals: President John F. Kennedy is a major permanent exhibit in the massive roof-level Atrium that explores Kennedy’s appreciation and promotion of the arts and why the Kennedy Center came to be the living memorial to him and his ideals.

Guitar solo with a band at a Kennedy Center show

See a Show

ݮƵѰapp presents more than 2,000 performances in a typical year, in over 12 genres and stages — including free events and exhibits.

John F. Kennedy offering a handshake.

Discover Our History

Experience the living memorial to President John F. Kennedy and be a part of our ongoing story.

Sunrise at the REACH

Tour Our Campus

Enhance a visit with a free Kennedy Center building, the REACH, or special KC Campus Highlights tour guided by an expert Friends of the Kennedy Center tour guide.

Driving Map to ݮƵѰapp

How to Get Here

No matter where you're coming from, we've got you covered from transportation options to turn-by-turn directions and maps.

Explore the REACH

Explore the REACH

Explore the REACH

The REACH is a living theater where diverse art forms collide to break down the boundaries between audience and art. It is an immersive learning center, a public incubator, and a set of dynamic, collaborative spaces within an architecturally innovative campus.

The vista is as generous as brunch.”

—The Washington Post

The Roof Terrace Restaurant Is Open!

Offering innovative adaptions of classic dishes using seasonal ingredients that showcase global flavors and accentuate traditional French techniques.

Dine With Us

Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar

Digital Programs Promotion

Digital Programs

Find the program for your upcoming performance and browse others.

Digital Programs

Find the program for your upcoming performance and browse others.

Patron Safety Is Our First Priority

We will always prioritize the health and well-being of our patrons, artists, volunteers, staff, and the community, and are committed to following national and local guidelines for safety while providing the best patron experience for your visit.

Additional Information

Dine with Us

Arrive early to have dinner with us before your show! Make a reservation at our Roof Terrace Restaurant or grab a quick bite at the KC Café.

Accessibility

ݮƵѰapp strives to make its performances and facilities accessible to all our patrons. See all our options for patrons and visitors with disabilities.

FAQ

Have a question about visiting the Kennedy Center? Chances are we may have the answer here.

View a Map of the Kennedy Center Campus

View a Map of the Kennedy Center Campus

Find your way around our exterior and interior spaces with this downloadable map (PDF). 

View a Map of the Kennedy Center Campus

Find your way around our exterior and interior spaces with this downloadable map (PDF).