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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 :

Image for <i>Shen Yun 2015: Reviving 5,000 Years of Civilization</i>: presented by Falun Dafa Association of Washington, D.C.

Shen Yun 2015: Reviving 5,000 Years of Civilization: presented by Falun Dafa Association of Washington, D.C.


Totally New 2015 Production!

Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company originating from America, returns with a lavishly colorful and exhilarating show. Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired.
In 2006, leading Chinese artists from around the world came together with a mission to revive the authentic, divinely-inspired culture of China. They formed Shen Yun in New York. Independent, nonprofit, and based outside of China, Shen Yun has artistic freedom to revive this lost culture and share it with the world.  

Performance Timing: Act I - 60 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Act II - 75 min.