Activities & Resources
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts050in Washington, DC 20566
about Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts:
Subscriptions, especially for the popular Performances for Young Audiences program, are well worth having. The Kennedy Center has a Family Theater devoted exclusively to presenting works for children and young audiences.
At the Information Desk, located in the Hall of States, you can pick up a map and check on what's happening, performance-wise, the day you visit.
Free tours of the Kennedy Center are offered Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm, and Sat-Sun, 10am-1pm. Tours feature the Hall of States and Hall of Nations, the Center's main theaters, and dozens of paintings, sculptures, and other artworks given to the Center by foreign countries. For more information, call 202.416.8340. Tours can be given in English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese.
The Kennedy Center stages free daily performances at 6pm on its Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer. Featured are a range of art forms, including performing artists, and groups from all 50 states. These performances are also broadcast live on the web every night.
The Center's restaurants are on the Roof Terrace level; to reach them, take the elevators from the Hall of Nations. The most kid-friendly option here is the KC Café which features a quick service line.
Membership options at the Center start at $60, and offer ticket priority, invitations to special events, and more.