287 The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater Tips
- Casual 2
- Formal 1
- Dressy 1
- Parking is expensive 7
- Take public transit 3
- Park in lot 1
- Dine before you go 1
avoid parking in the KenCen. You can find parking on the street or go to Spot Hero to reserve a spot in the Watergate parking lot for less than 8 dollars.
Street parking in the neighborhood nearby. You don't have to park in a garage.
For lunch before a Saturday matinee, Campono just across the street offers cafeteria style subs, pizza, etc. Nothing fancy, but good food and good prices - the show is the splurge.
For anyone who has not been to the Kennedy Center, be forewarned that the food and drink prices are outrageous. They're up to $17.50 now for a glass of mediocre sparkling wine.
Take the shuttle from Foggy Bottom. best way to get to the Kennedy Center and it is free.
I wore elegant cloths! it was New Years at the Kennedy Center, so we stayed after the show for the count down..
Park near GWU Hospital and catch the free shuttle at the GWU metro stop
Debbie Allen’s Freeze Frame
Parking at the Kennedy Center is disrupted by new construction. The former entry is closed, and the former exits now provide the only entrances as well.
Pre-theater casual dinner at Campono was great! Quick, inexpensive, delicious food.
Park next door to Kennedy Center for just $12 or $13 - two parking garages available.
If going at night, park in the Watergate for half the price of the Kennedy Center. Or take the Metro to Foggy Bottom and get the free red bus to the Kennedy Center just at the top of the stairs of the Metro.