The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is the United States National Cultural Center, located on the Potomac River, adjacent to the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C., named in 1964 as a memorial to President John F. Kennedy. Opened on September 8, 1971, the performing arts center is a multi-dimensional facility: it produces a wide array of performances encompassing the genres of theater, dance, ballet, and orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular, and folk music; offers multi-media performances for adults and children; and is a nexus of performing arts education.
In addition to the approximately 3,500 performances held annually for audiences totaling nearly two million, the center hosts touring productions and television and radio broadcasts that, collectively, are seen by 20 million more. The center presents music, dance and theater and supports artists in the creation of new work.
Mon - Fri: 10 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun: 10 am - 1 pm
Mon - Sat: 10 am - 9 pm
Sun, holidays: noon - 9 pm
Tours are free and wheelchair accesible.
Official website http://www.kennedy-center.org/
Phone +1 800 444 1324
Address 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566, USA
Coordinates 38°53'45.242" N -77°3'20.422" E