Find below customer service details of John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Besides contact details, the page also offers a brief overview of the arts center.
2700 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20566
Directions: Google Maps
Phone: 202-467-4600 (tickets)
Phone: 202-416-8540 (box office)
Phone: 202-416-8310 (donations/membership)
Phone: 202-416-8800 (education)
Phone: 202-416-8604 (employment queries)
Email: [email protected] (group tickets)
Email: [email protected] (membership queries)
About John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Kennedy Center is a popular fully enclosed performing arts center that first opened doors in the year 1971. Officially called the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the arts center is located at Washington DC, US and hosts more than 2,000 performances each year. In 2018-19, Kennedy Center sold more than 1.5 million tickets. Spread across 17 acres, Kennedy Center is named in honor of former US president John F Kennedy. Located centrally, the arts center welcomes world-class performers from theater, ballet, dance, contemporary music, opera and symphony. Not just performers and arts lovers, Kennedy Center is frequented by tourists, educators and school groups.
Annually hosting more than 2 million visitors, the arts center boasts of seven theaters with different seating capacities – the Concert Hall, Opera House, Eisenhower Theater, Terrace Theater, Theater Lab, Family Theater and Jazz Club. Each theater halls are designed for specific shows. The Family Theater features productions for young audiences, the Eisenhower Theater hosts plays, musicals and dance, the Terrace Theater is for more personal performances of music and dance, and Theater Lab features plays and lectures. As the name suggests, the Jazz Club showcases the best of Jazz.
Some of local organisations whose plays and works are showcased at Kennedy Center include the American Film Institute, The Cathedral Choral Society of Washington, The Washington Ballet, Washington Concert Opera, Washington National Opera and Washington Performing Arts Society. The acclaimed National Symphony Orchestra also has its primary performing venue at the Kennedy Center. Visitors to the complex can know the ongoing or upcoming musicals, exhibits and plays on the website. The Calendar has details of date, time and the concert hall. You can explore shows by genre like dance, ballet, opera and theater.
Open daily from 10am, the Kennedy Center is accessible via metro, bus and taxi. There is a free shuttle that departs every 15 minutes. Parking facility is available for those with their own automobile. You can get a discounted rate on parking when pre-purchasing online. As for tickets for shows and exhibits, you can purchase same online, via phone or by visiting the Box Office. The Box Office is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 9pm. Purchase of tickets online can be made using all major credit cards. There are discounted rates available for students, educators, senior citizens and those coming in a group. For the uninitiated, the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center offers free access to performances every day at 6pm. For tourists, there are guided tours starting at 10am. For fine dining or a quick snack visit the Roof Terrace restaurant or KC Cafe.
Visitors and art lovers can support the Kennedy Center’s educational endeavors and programs by becoming a patron or by taking a membership. The membership gives special benefits, early access to tickets, discounts on parking and dining, and access to private member lounges. Students and schools can explore the various resources, opportunities and scholarship on the Education section of the website. For complaints or queries on tickets, membership, refund, shopping, photography, parking, or others, reach the Kennedy Center support.