Sat, Oct 1, 2016, 10:30 AM
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, your entire family is invited to this fun-filled day of free performances, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for youth of all ages, all inspired by Latino culture.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016, 7:30 PM
Beijing No. 101 High School's Golden Sail Orchestra and the Howard County High Schools Gifted and Talented Orchestra jointly present a concert of Chinese and Western Music orchestral favorites.
Oct 13 - Oct 16, 2016
They're back by popular demand! Spooky fun abounds as Cirque de la Symphonie wows with sensational acrobatics and powerful music in a new Halloween-themed spectacular. Bring the whole family for this breathtaking and lively high-flying display.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016, 8:00 PM
The intersection of the work and ideals of Cesar Chavez and John F. Kennedy in the fight for civil rights and social justice are explored in this evening of diverse performances, provocative conversations, and powerful history.
Nov 25 - Nov 26, 2016
Thanksgiving weekend, Steven Spielberg's touching sci-fi film returns with all of the adventure and wonder that made it a classic. Experience the tale as never before on a big screen with John Williams's soaring score performed live.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016, 8:00 PM
The Music and Worship Arts Ministry of Alexandria's historic Alfred Street Baptist Church presents a joyful Christmas celebration program of music, dance, and drama.
On Sale 10/1/2016
Dec 8 - Dec 9, 2016
From Wicked, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and 9 to 5 on Broadway to NBC's Smash, America has fallen in love with the multi-talented Megan Hilty. Back by popular demand, she returns to the Kennedy Center as part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series to perform an intimate holiday show.
Dec 9 - Dec 10, 2016
Warm your spirit and sing along with fresh takes on holiday classics led by Steven Reineke, as Tony winner Laura Benanti, Frozen's Santino Fontana, and The Washington Chorus join in the joy. Jolly Ol' Saint Nick may even pay a visit!
Dec 11 - Dec 22, 2016
With the splendor of brass, organ, percussion, and the 200-voice Washington Chorus, this beloved holiday event features Christmas classics, sing-alongs, and the glorious candlelight processional.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016, 1:00 PM
The young and the young at heart will revel in the joy of the season as holiday favorites ring throughout the Concert Hall.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016, 7:30 PM
Emmy award-winning Irish tenor Eamonn McCrystal and your favorite Celtic woman, Chloë Agnew, join forces on an exclusive North American tour.
Dec 18 - Dec 24, 2016
The Choral Arts Society celebrates the joys of the season in a delightful program of popular holiday standards and seasonal Christmas classics.
Shen Yun Performing Arts 2017: Experience a Divine Culture: presented by Falun Dafa Association of Washington, D.C.
Jan 17 - Jan 22, 2017
Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company originating from America, invites you to experience a grand performance of Chinese arts and culture from the Middle Kingdom.
Mon, Feb 6, 2017, 8:00 PM
The Beijing Symphony Orchestra conducted by Muhai Tang presents a rousing program combining Chinese orchestral works plus a special orchestration of Mahler's "Song of the Earth" to include traditional Chinese instruments.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 8:00 PM
Displaying a rare and delicate mixture of sophisticated composition, harmony, and improvisation, fusion-influenced jam band Snarky Puppy makes its Kennedy Center debut with the NSO Pops, Jules Buckley conducting, performing music from their 2015 Grammy-winning Best Contemporary Instrumental album Sylva.
Fri, Mar 10, 2017, 8:00 PM
Grammy Award–winning singer Roberta Flack returns to the Kennedy Center with her band for a one-night-only concert of her greatest hits.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017, 8:00 PM
Leslie Odom Jr. returns to the Kennedy Center as part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series for a grand concert showcasing the remarkable talent that won him the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in the smash-hit Hamilton.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017, 8:00 PM
As part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series, composer and pianist Billy Childs presents his exquisite interpretation of songwriter Laura Nyro's beloved works.
Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 8:00 PM
With his acclaimed performances in Cabaret, CBS's The Good Wife, and scores of other diverse credits, Alan Cumming has been hailed as "a formidable all-around entertainer" by the New York Times. Join us as he makes his Kennedy Center debut as part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series in this powerful concert event.
Renée Fleming VOICES: Jane Monheit with special guest Nicholas Payton: The Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration
Fri, May 5
Vocalist Jane Monheit returns to the Kennedy Center as part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series with a contemporary take on Ella Fitzgerald's songbook, joined by special guest trumpeter Nicholas Payton and others.
Jun 22 - Jun 24, 2017
From a faraway galaxy to the magical Hogwarts, John Williams's scores have transported moviegoers for decades. In celebration of Williams's 85th year, the NSO journeys through the storied catalogue of music composed by the most Oscar-nominated man alive.