Tips for The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater

2700 F Street, NW Washington DC 20566
4.4 by 2059 members
The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater 4.406313744536183 out of 5 2059

262 The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater Tips

  • Casual 2
  • Formal 1
  • Dressy 1
  • Parking is expensive 4
  • Take public transit 2
  • Dine before you go 1
16 events
12 reviews
3 stars
Parking is $23. Park around GW and take the shuttle if you can.
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Nancy
62 events
32 reviews
15 stars
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.
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49 events
11 reviews
3 stars
Seats in Eisenhower theater crampt in balcony but you can see well as properly elevated between rows.
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2 events
1 review
3 stars
Kennedy Center does not assign seates. You'll get them at the box office when you arrive.
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2 events
1 review
3 stars
Parking at Kennedy Center is $23.00 per vehicle. Expensive. Remember where you parked. It took us 15 minutes to find our car. Note floor, section, row number.
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2 events
1 review
3 stars
The weather was 65. I wore Dress.
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14 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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14 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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2 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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41 events
16 reviews
20 stars
The balcony rows in the Eisenhower are extremely narrow and leave very little leg room - tall people, beware!
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7 events
3 reviews
1 stars
parking cheaper at the Watergate than at the KC
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29 events
13 reviews
12 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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Goldstar Member
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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36 events
8 reviews
33 stars
Notti Bianche is the best restaurant within walking distance!
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20 events
4 reviews
1 stars
We often eat at the Kennedy Center cafe before the show. Good food, reasonably priced.
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102 events
86 reviews
25 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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47 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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17 events
9 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
4 stars
Or, add your own...Sunday Brunch at the Roof Terrace before the matinee is always a good choice.
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