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The Opera House is the second-largest theater in the Center, with 2,362 seats. It was designed for ballet, opera, and musical theater. Over the years, the Opera House has welcomed dozens of the world's great dance and opera companies and has hosted some of the most important artistic events of the last quarter century. With its distinctive red and gold chandelier, a gift from Austria, the Opera House makes an elegant setting for the annual Kennedy Center Honors, the nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in the arts.

Now performing in the Opera House :

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The Book of Mormon


Please Note: Ticket prices are subject to change at any time.

The Book of Mormon

Hailed by the New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon is the blockbuster Broadway smash from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the Oscar-winning composer of Disney's Frozen and Avenue Q, Bobby Lopez.

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

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Performance Timing: Act I - 63 min.; Intermission - 18 min.; Act II - 63 min.

NOTE: In place of a lottery, a small number of $25 "Standing Room Only" tickets for The Book of Mormon will be available each morning at the box office starting at 10 a.m. Tue.-Sat., and at Noon Sun. (though lines may form outside earlier) for that day's performance.
Note that tickets must be purchased in person and are limited to two per person. Patrons will stand in the back of the theater (no seating).