Tips for The Kennedy Center - Opera House

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816 The Kennedy Center - Opera House Tips

Elaine Rose
40 events
28 reviews
17 stars
The weather was A wonderful autumn evening. I wore I was dressed too warm for the auditorium...a turtle neck, slacks and a sweater. .
spdavis5
105 events
70 reviews
38 stars
I wore A jacket and dress pants. It is the Kennedy Center and I did not want to be a slob..
jfarro
35 events
22 reviews
3 stars
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.
jfarro
35 events
22 reviews
3 stars
I wore jeans. No one dresses for the theater anymore, especially for a matinee..
jfarro
35 events
22 reviews
3 stars
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.
Jill Calsetta
3 events
1 review
21 stars
If you pre-purchase parking online for the Kennedy Center, you save $3.
Kitty Johnson
1 events
1 review
1 stars
There is an online prepaid parking option for The Kennedy Center.
Denise Elmore
0 events
1 review
1 stars
write down where you parked so you can find your car after the play
DucatistaDad
8 events
5 reviews
7 stars
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).
jfarro
35 events
22 reviews
3 stars
I wore casual clothes. It was a rainy day, and we were attending an afternoon performance..
jfarro
35 events
22 reviews
3 stars
We tried to get to the Kennedy Center by Metro, and that proved to be problematic because of track work on Sundays. We ended up taking an Uber from the Braddock Road Metro Station in Alexandria. The trip home was a lot smoother.
Juliet good
Juliet good
8 events
3 reviews
28 stars
Park at event parking on New Hampshire, across the street from KC. Cheaper and easier.
The Book of Mormon
Juliet good
Juliet good
8 events
3 reviews
28 stars
Eat at Campono, right across the street.
The Book of Mormon
Rutie
65 events
42 reviews
67 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.
Rutie
65 events
42 reviews
67 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. .
linda
13 events
3 reviews
6 stars
eat across the street; use valet parking for $10 plus tip or park in that garage for $12. Easy breeze in and out!
Cathy W
51 events
43 reviews
6 stars
Sign on to the parking pre-order site to save $3 off the $23 parking fee. https://www.kennedycenterparking.com/
Sylvia
13 events
2 reviews
8 stars
Can get discount parking coupon on line for Kennedy Center. Save $3.00
cathe@spokesetc.com
32 events
12 reviews
20 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".
Buckeye1957
7 events
4 reviews
4 stars
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