The Kennedy Center
If you're looking for an evening of incredible entertainment, you'll want to stay at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel near The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Not far from the Lincoln Memorial, The Kennedy Center, which opened in September 1971, offers a variety of world-class music concerts, theater, and dance performances along with children's programs. The Kennedy Center is home of the National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera.
Vary by program.
- Vary by program. There are free performances at 6:00 p.m. every day.
- The Opera Ball
- The Kennedy Center Honors
- The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
- Hall of Nations
- Theatre Lab
- JFK Quotes on the Arts
- Gift Shop Hall of States
- KC Jazz Club in the Terrace Gallery
- Roof Terrace Restaurant
- What are the most popular programs to see? The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is home to a wealth of programs throughout the year. Lose yourself in one of many Tony Award-winning plays and musicals. Be moved by the world's top musicians in concert with the National Symphony Orchestra. And watch in awe as ballet companies, including The Kennedy Center's own Suzanne Farrell Ballet, tell their graceful, elegant stories.
- What are some fun activities for kids and families? There is no shortage of family-friendly things to do at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Family Theater hosts many of these fun events, which are aimed at every age group, from toddlers to young adults. Performances include original plays based on popular children's books, storytelling, puppet shows, music, and dance.