The Kennedy Center

Pre-purchase Parking

Parking may be purchased in advance up until 6pm the day before you intend to park. If Pre-Paid Parking is sold out, you may still purchase parking when you arrive at the Kennedy Center.

Currently all traffic must enter the garage through the south entry portals (near Roosevelt Bridge and the REACH). We have temporarily closed the north entry portals (Watergate side) accessed from F Street. Traffic is being directed past the front of the Kennedy Center and to the A, B, and C South entrances. ALL garage portals, north and south, are available for exiting after performances.



How do I get to the Kennedy Center?
For directions from D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, please visit the directions page.
Is there always parking at the Kennedy Center?
Parking is available to patrons on a first-come, first-served basis. It is possible for the parking garage to become full on busy performance days. Other off-site parking is available at the Watergate garage and Columbia Plaza at 2400 Virginia Avenue., but on a limited basis. Enter the Watergate garage from New Hampshire Avenue opposite the Saudi Embassy. You may call (202) 416-7988 Monday through Friday between 9 am to 5 p.m. with any questions about the Kennedy Center parking facility.
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