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Performances and Events

  • Performances for Young Audiences Performances for Young Audiences

    New worlds of excitement, education and entertainment with commissions, productions, and presentations from the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences and programs of the National Symphony Orchestra, VSA, and Washington National Opera.

  • NSO Concerts for Young Audiences NSO Concerts for Young Audiences

    NSO performances for Young Audiences include full orchestra Family Concerts and performances by small ensembles for ages 3 to teens. These NSO performances introduce classical music to children in an atmosphere of fun.

  • School Performances / Events School Performances / Events

    The Kennedy Center commissions, produces, presents, and tours performances for students and teachers.

  • Explore the Arts Explore the Arts

    These events offer adult audiences opportunities for arts participation, engagement, interaction, and exploration through master classes, workshops, demonstrations, lectures, open rehearsals, and more.

  • Millennium Stage Millennium Stage

    Each evening, at 6p.m., the Millennium Stage features free performances by a broad range of music, dance, and theater artists from the Washington metro area, across the nation, and around the world.

  • Events for Students Events for Students

    Students in grades K-12 participate in performance/demonstrations, rehearsals, master classes, and discussions presented by the artists and companies performing at the Kennedy Center.

  • Opera Look-In Opera Look-In and Student Dress Rehearsal

    Students are introduced to opera through the Opera Look-In each season and can experience a full-length performance at the final Dress Rehearsals of Washington National Opera's main stage productions.

  • NSO Instrument 'Petting Zoos' NSO Instrument "Petting Zoos"

    Hands-on fun with instruments! Children (and their parents) have the chance to get up close and personal with the orchestral instruments they will see professionally played on stage.

  • NSO In Your Neighborhood NSO In Your Neighborhood

    The National Symphony Orchestra aims to reach a wide audience through its classical subscription series, pops concerts, and one of the country's most extensive educational programs.

  • New Visions/New Voices New Visions/New Voices

    New Visions/New Voices is a week-long program in May for playwrights and theaters to stimulate and support the creation of new plays and musicals for young audiences and families.

  • Support for Performance Attendance Performance Access Programs

    MyTix Community Groups

    America's Promise/Get on the Bus