Tips for The Kennedy Center - Opera House

2700 F Street, NW Washington DC 20566
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The Kennedy Center - Opera House 4.454885343968097 out of 5 4012

712 The Kennedy Center - Opera House Tips

  • Formal 1
  • Dressy 1
  • Take public transit 2
  • Parking is expensive 1
  • Dine before you go 1
  • Food and drinks for purchase 1
It starts early--7:30 curtain
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cpalank
I wore Dressy pants and top and carried sweater for AC.
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McLean Diva
The weather was rainy.. I wore a nice dress. It's typical Kennedy Center fare, with most people dressing casually..
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JAG
Parking at Kennedy Center is RIDICULOUS. Cheaper ($10) across from exit from KC parking garage in Watergate complex.
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The food in the casual restaurant is always good (especially the salad bar), no wasted time and generally a comfortable space to sit and enjoy a light meal with a friend.
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We ate at the terrace restaurant which is always a treat. There is another self serve restaurant at the terrace level which is quite nice as well. Both are aware that you are trying to get to a show so the service is geared to making sure you get out in time.
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The weather was light rain, but mild. I wore a sweater, dress shirt & tie with dress pants and shoes. Saw other people dressed casual and some really dressy. Broad selection.
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We had dinner at Kabob Bazaar right across Clarendon metro, parked our car there for free and hop in the metro.
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The weather was rainy but were dressy. Others ran the gamut from casual to semi formal.
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Free KC shuttle pick up from Foggy Bottom metro station
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Several local spots offer prix fix theatre menus
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Free shuttle to Metro after performance. Leaves from right side of entrance. Took 20 minutes to get a taxi, so next time we'll go to Metro.
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Take the Metro to Foggy Bottom and take the free Kennedy Center Shuttle back and forth. It was really quick service.
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The new Campono's bistro across from KC is a great pre-show venue. Not many tables so be prepared to wait, eat outside or share space at the one large table. The gelato is terrific!
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I wore suit with an open neck. Hey, anything but blue jeans!.
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The opera house was very warm. Don't wear anything heavy.
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ernest
The rooftop restaurant at the Kennedy Center has a good salad bar that is inexpensive if you watch the weight of the items you choose...
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ernest
The weather was cool. I wore jacket but no tie..
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