Kennedy Center Plan for Federal Government Shutdown
Due to the government shutdown, the Kennedy Center's public hours will be curtailed:
- On days when there are only evening performances, the building will open to the public at 5 p.m.
- On days with daytime performances, the building's opening time will be determined by the performance schedule. Check the home page daily for opening times.
During times when the building is closed to the public, access for visitors will be provided only through the B Level North Motor Lobby entrance and the Hall of States entrances. The Hall of Nations doors will be closed to public entry. Visitors will be permitted to enter only for the following purposes:
- To purchase tickets at the Box Office
- To shop in the Gift Shop
- For business appointments with staff
- For technical/rehearsal purposes related to performances
School performances will continue as scheduled with all access to occur through the Hall of States.
When the building is closed, there will be no tours and the KC Café will be closed. The Roof Terrace Restaurant hours will not be affected.
The Metro Shuttle Buses will continue to operate.
Revised October 1, 2013