797 The Kennedy Center - Opera House Tips
- Dressy 9
- Casual 3
- Formal 1
- Take public transit 6
- Parking is expensive 4
- Arrive early 3
- Dine before you go 5
- Food and drinks for purchase 5
The KC Cafe on the Terrace level is a great place for good food before the performance, though it get crowded an hour before curtain time. A little pricey, but good.
The weather was winter cold...don't bring coat inside, leave in car. I wore christmas sweater and slacks...
The roof terrace restaurant is really just an overpriced cafeteria. The food isn’t great considering the price you pay and you have to juggle it all on a tray. There are so many great places to eat in DC at varying price points and a wide range of choices, eat first
The weather was fine but a bit chilly.. I wore Kennedy attendees usually dress better than other venues..
The weather was Perfect! A little cool, but hey, it's almost November.. I wore An evening jacket and unusual black pants; what one should wear when going to the KenCen in the evening. When the man next to me to pick up tickets said, "Little Shop of Horrors" I wanted to ask if that's where he shops. So many people look like they just got finished mowing the lawn or taking a nap on the sofa and headed off to the show. I wish there could be a dress code, but it IS nice that people pay to go out to a nice evening of culture, or just entertainment. What can ya' do?.
The weather was A wonderful autumn evening. I wore I was dressed too warm for the auditorium...a turtle neck, slacks and a sweater. .
I wore A jacket and dress pants. It is the Kennedy Center and I did not want to be a slob..
We had salads for lunch at the Kennedy Center Café on the Terrace level. It is a bit pricey there. Eating at home or after the show are probably better options.
I wore jeans. No one dresses for the theater anymore, especially for a matinee..
The best way to get to the Kennedy Center is to take the Metro to the Foggy Bottom Station and then take the shuttle to and from the venue. We took the Blue Line from Springfield, where parking is free on weekends, and got there in plenty of time even with the Saturday track repair issues.
write down where you parked so you can find your car after the play
The Ken Cen provides snacks and drinks for purchase, but you can also try a drink with a GREAT VIEW at the new Top of the Gate (rooftop bar of the next-door Watergate Hotel).