Tips for The Kennedy Center - Opera House

2700 F Street, NW Washington DC 20566
4.5 by 5187 members
The Kennedy Center - Opera House 4.4803161750530185 out of 5 5187

760 The Kennedy Center - Opera House Tips

  • Dressy 5
  • Formal 1
  • Take public transit 5
  • Parking is expensive 2
  • Arrive early 2
  • Food and drinks for purchase 4
  • Dine before you go 3
36 events
22 reviews
46 stars
Parking is too expensive for this venue. Better - Metro and shuttle. even if you have to leave earlier since the Metro is so unreliable these days.
36 events
22 reviews
46 stars
The weather was getting cold! but the shuttle took care of that problem!. I wore dressy - not formal. Many people were dressed up festive etc. .
11 events
3 reviews
5 stars
eat across the street; use valet parking for $10 plus tip or park in that garage for $12. Easy breeze in and out!
34 events
26 reviews
6 stars
Sign on to the parking pre-order site to save $3 off the $23 parking fee. https://www.kennedycenterparking.com/
13 events
2 reviews
8 stars
Can get discount parking coupon on line for Kennedy Center. Save $3.00
27 events
10 reviews
16 stars
KC cafeteria is horrible. Cafeteria with real restaurant $prices. Go over to Watergate and find pizza/salad place or hotel rest.for a bit more upscale. KC should be ashamed of itself for their "offerings".
6 events
4 reviews
3 stars
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1 events
0 reviews
1 stars
Cabs are hard to get, unless you are first in line.
6 events
3 reviews
0 stars
The Kennedy Center is a very expensive venue for what they serve you. Eat and drink before you go!
6 events
3 reviews
0 stars
I wore jeans and a shirt.
8 events
2 reviews
50 stars
Attended a show post Orlando Gay Club massacre. Security was in full force inside and outside the Kennedy Center. It may be a bit surprising to see neon-vested, gun-toting security personnel but I did feel really safe.
8 events
2 reviews
50 stars
Limited seating inside the Center but on a nice-weather day, seating outside is gorgeous
8 events
2 reviews
50 stars
The weather was warm outside, cooler indoors. I wore dress jacket during the show, the air is very cool in the theatre itself.
18 events
6 reviews
7 stars
We had a very nice dinner at the KC cafe at the Kennedy Center before the show.
27 events
11 reviews
10 stars
Don't count on getting a taxi cab afterwards. They were giving priority pick-up to Uber & private cars. I would recommend the Foggy Bottom shuttle & taking the Metro if you can.
JAG
33 events
20 reviews
17 stars
Avoid the garage at the KenCen at all costs: a rip-off. At the very least, park at the garage next door for $12. If you can't take the Metro to GW (and then the free shuttle to the KenCen), you can try parking on the street NEAR the Metro and then jumping on the bus. And then you can get a bite to eat before (or after).
New York City Ballet: 2 Programs
28 events
23 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.
Mary Ramos
7 events
0 reviews
27 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
142 events
25 reviews
25 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
7 events
4 reviews
4 stars
The weather was Windy. I wore dress stocking and boots.