Tips for The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater

2700 F Street, NW Washington DC 20566
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The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater 4.431859479103574 out of 5 1651

251 The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater Tips

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  • Take public transit 1
  • Parking is expensive 1
  • Dine before you go 1
9 events
6 reviews
8 stars
We parked in underground parking at hotel next door for $13 instead of more than $20. From downtown office, Metro and free shuttle from Foggy Bottom is easy.
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9 events
6 reviews
8 stars
The weather was nice.. I wore business casual as did my friend. We wandered outside on the patio during the intermission; views of river incredible as always. If temps are to be low, bring a sweater or jacket so as not to miss this..
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1 events
1 review
1 stars
Get there at 7 and buy a whiskey at the bar on the stage then hang out with the actors from the show.
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39 events
14 reviews
19 stars
The balcony rows in the Eisenhower are extremely narrow and leave very little leg room - tall people, beware!
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6 events
3 reviews
0 stars
parking cheaper at the Watergate than at the KC
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26 events
12 reviews
30 stars
parking in the Kennedy Center is $20 (or $22), parking under the Watergate, VA Ave. is $12. Then walk across the street to enter Kennedy Center.
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8 events
0 reviews
32 stars
The weather was cloudy.. I wore skinny jeans and a nice top with booties. .
One Mic: Breaking Form: global urban contemporary dance
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32 events
8 reviews
38 stars
Notti Bianche is the best restaurant within walking distance!
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19 events
3 reviews
1 stars
We often eat at the Kennedy Center cafe before the show. Good food, reasonably priced.
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84 events
69 reviews
31 stars
KenCen has free shuttle buses to Foggy Bottom, but on the night I went, *none* were waiting after the show and there was a long line for them. The line for taxis was even longer, and there weren't taxis lined up for people. I would think taxi companies would know when the shows let out and would send cabs there to pick up easy fares.
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Jim
3 events
1 review
0 stars
The Kennedy Center is a great venue. However, parking is expensive--$22--but enclosed, so inclement weather isn't an issue. And, if you are not familiar with that area, signage to the Kennedy Center is horrible. Don't miss the beginning of the show because you are driving around trying to find the one street that takes you there!
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42 events
18 reviews
11 stars
If you're dining at the KC Cafe, get there early; the tables fill-up fast. Also, if you're 2 people at a 4-top perhaps be willing to share with that person you see scanning desperately for an open table.
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14 events
7 reviews
1 stars
Parking in the Kennedy Center is $22; across the street under the Watergate with entrance opposite the KC is $12.
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19 events
16 reviews
3 stars
Or, add your own...Sunday Brunch at the Roof Terrace before the matinee is always a good choice.
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1 events
1 review
0 stars
The weather was cold outside steamy inside. I wore leave your coat in the car and dress in layers so you can remove them. just too hot!.
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15 events
8 reviews
0 stars
You cannot take any food and drink into the theater except bottled water so it's best to eat before you see the show.
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15 events
8 reviews
0 stars
You cannot take any food and drink into the theater except bottled water so it's best to eat before you see the show.
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15 events
8 reviews
0 stars
The shuttle bus leaves the Foggy Bottom Metro station every 15 minutes so it's easy to get to by Public Transport. If you drive you can park in the garage at the Kennedy Center but it is expensive or you can park on the streets which might be hard to find and have to walk. I suggest metro!
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42 events
27 reviews
36 stars
i love seeing anything at the kennedy center. it's such as wonderful theater.
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42 events
27 reviews
36 stars
The weather was cold. I wore a fancy blazer and dress slacks..
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