Venue Details

893 Star Starred
The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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Parking is expensive
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Take public transit
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Arrive early
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Dine before you go
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Food and drinks for purchase
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if you don't mind walking, you can park at the watergate, where the parking is cheaper.
travel Jun 12 2013 star this tip starred
Joy Marie Foust Colburn
The Kennedy Center website is incorrect, parking is $22 for events. There is parking near the Watergate for $10 if you don't mind a short walk.
info Jun 14 2013 star this tip starred
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I parked in the Kennedy Center garage, for $22 because I forgot my umbrella. Otherwise, street parking or watergate garage or metro / shuttle would have sufficed.
travel Jun 14 2013 star this tip starred
I've never had any issues taking the metro and shuttle. It's easy to find and use. Sometimes there is a little bit of a line at the end of a packed show, but they move quickly. Arriving early ensures you have a chance to walk around the Kennedy Center and enjoy the view before the show.
travel Jun 25 2013 star this tip starred
I wore a nice dress.
dress Jun 12 2013 star this tip starred
Ancora, across the street from the Kennedy Center has great service and great food, albeit a bit pricey.
dining Jun 26 2013 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

232 ratings
4.7 average rating
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67 events
64 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 11 2013

Awesome, fantastic, delightful, delicious, de-lovely. One of the best of the season. Don't miss it!!! Everything about this show was top notch. Haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Beautiful sets, beautiful costumes, beautiful people.

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172 events
63 reviews
20 stars
attended Jun 16 2013

Silly, but good escapist entertainment, especially at Goldstar prices. Our seats were terrific!

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96 events
55 reviews
70 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

This is such a feel good musical. The set design and costumes were so colorful and the music was fabulous! We enjoyed it so much We are going again.

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Quotes & Highlights

“The Cole Porter score is golden. The joyful title tune… earns an enchanted roar from the audience.” - The Washington Post
“So much fun to see… dazzling!” - The Washingtonian
Kathleen Marshall’s choreography is “sharp, inventive, and yet redolent of those wonderful dance numbers we know from Fred Astaire and from Busby Berkeley movies.” — Curtain Up

About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.