277 The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater Tips
- Casual 2
- Formal 1
- Dressy 1
- Parking is expensive 6
- Take public transit 2
- Call a cab 1
- Dine before you go 1
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.
Seats in Eisenhower theater crampt in balcony but you can see well as properly elevated between rows.
Kennedy Center does not assign seates. You'll get them at the box office when you arrive.
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.
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.