Tips for The Kennedy Center - Opera House

2700 F Street, NW Washington DC 20566
4.5 by 4519 members
The Kennedy Center - Opera House 4.465456959504316 out of 5 4519

740 The Kennedy Center - Opera House Tips

  • Dressy 4
  • Formal 1
  • Take public transit 5
  • Parking is expensive 2
  • Arrive early 2
  • Dine before you go 2
  • Food and drinks for purchase 2
27 events
22 reviews
17 stars
Unless you are in excellent health, just go ahead and pay the $23 for parking in the Kennedy Center. Even the closest alternative at the Watergate is a long-ish walk, uphill, in the cold. If Metro is convenient for you and you are not in a rush, that, with the shuttle bus to the Kennedy Center, is the best option.
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Mary Ramos Red Velvet
3 events
0 reviews
20 stars
I don't mind paying for convenience so I just paid for parking at The Kennedy Center which was $20. I paid ahead online and saved $3 and had a guaranteed spot.
Matilda The Musical
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132 events
25 reviews
23 stars
Parking for $12 or under at Watergate or around the corner from the restaurant , or take Metro, if you don't mind the after rush hour longer wait for trains
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7 events
4 reviews
3 stars
The weather was Windy. I wore dress stocking and boots.
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3 events
1 review
6 stars
They only allow bottled water inside the theatre, so if you get a drink that isn't water at intermission, make sure you have time to drink it. Drinks and snacks are expensive, so if you can do without your pocketbook will be happier!
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3 events
1 review
6 stars
Parking is expensive, but is still the easiest way to get there.
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Anthony C
2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
The weather was perfect fall weather. I wore shirt & tie, wife wore a dress.
Washington National Opera: Carmen
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3 events
1 review
3 stars
You can park in the lot but bring $23 or take metro and Kennedy Center has a shuttle I believe
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3 events
1 review
3 stars
The weather was Sunny. I wore no iron top and pants and loafers but there was every type of dress style there.. cargo pants to tuxedo.
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14 events
9 reviews
0 stars
The weather was humid and hot.. I wore sleeveless dress from BR. This event is less formal than other KC events..
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1 events
1 review
10 stars
Parking at the Kennedy Center is expensive. You park at the Water Gate Hotel next door for $10 less. There is a free shuttle that runs every 15 minutes to and from Foggy Bottom Metro station.
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1 events
1 review
10 stars
The weather was Sunny and warm. I wore a wrap dress and heels. I recommend wearing something you would wear to work when attending the Kennedy Center. Look respectful..
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4 events
0 reviews
1 stars
There are so many great restaurants in the area, why purchase over priced food at the Kennedy Center. Go for drinks and food at Circa Foggy Bottom. Or get a great burger and shakes at BTS or enjoy food and drinks and ambience at District Commons. All are great options and are across the street from the Foggy Bottom metro stop. Take a moment to enjoy DC.
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4 events
0 reviews
1 stars
I drove and found street parking near GW. Be careful of the signs. The 2 hour restriction is through 6:30p...AND you must feed the meter through 9:59p. Use the Pango or ParkingMeter app and be done. The 6.50 I paid was less all of the parking around. Then take the Kennedy Center Shuttle to the venue and back. Done and done.
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4 events
0 reviews
1 stars
I wore a sweetheart jumpsuit w heels. I had a shawl just in case it was too cool, but the temperature was perfect..
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27 events
15 reviews
26 stars
It starts early--7:30 curtain
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cpalank
3 events
0 reviews
1 stars
I wore Dressy pants and top and carried sweater for AC.
The Book of Mormon
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McLean Diva
10 events
3 reviews
4 stars
The weather was rainy.. I wore a nice dress. It's typical Kennedy Center fare, with most people dressing casually..
The Book of Mormon
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JAG
28 events
17 reviews
14 stars
Parking at Kennedy Center is RIDICULOUS. Cheaper ($10) across from exit from KC parking garage in Watergate complex.
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10 events
4 reviews
3 stars
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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