Explore the Center
Visit these web sites for general and ticket information regarding the Kennedy Center's artistic constituents:
WPA is a non-profit multidisciplinary arts presenting organization offering one of the city's widest-ranging performing arts seasons. Featuring both emerging and internationally acclaimed artists, WPA presents more than 100 public engagements and arts education activities each year in theaters and performance spaces throughout the Washington region, including the Kennedy Center.
Founded in 1976 by one of the great pioneers of American ballet, Mary Day, the Washington Ballet is an ensemble of powerfully athletic classical ballet dancers performing a repertory of new work and creativity. The Washington Ballet presents three productions annually at the Kennedy Center.
Artistic Director Scott Tucker leads the 180+ member Choral Arts Chorus in a full concert series, holiday concerts, an annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., national and international tours and broadcasts, and guest appearances with the world's leading orchestras at the Kennedy Center and other world renowned venues.
A 2000 GRAMMY® Award winner, the Chorus performs at the Center under the direction of Julian Wachner. The Chorus is a frequent guest of the NSO, has several recordings, tours internationally, has been nationally broadcast and internationally televised, and has performed for inaugurations and to honor world leaders.
The Center for Association Leadership at the Marriott Learning Complex in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, is a global organization serving the association community. The Center is part think tank, part executive education and knowledge base for the association profession. Our guiding principles are organized around learning, knowledge and community.
Founded in 1990, the Vocal Arts Society presents world-renowned singers in recital at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. In addition, VAS presents outreach programs in DC, Maryland and Virginia, bringing art and song to underserved areas and offering local talent opportunities to perform.
Young Concert Artists, Inc. , a non-profit organization founded in 1961, has discovered and launched the careers of musicians including Emanuel Ax, Pinchas Zukerman, Dawn Upshaw and Richard Goode.
Opera Lafayette is an American period instrument ensemble dedicated to performances of 17th and 18th century operas, particularly the French repertoire. Founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Ryan Brown, Opera Lafayette has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following for its concert and staged opera productions with well-known American and international artists. The ensemble's performances have included several modern premieres and its recordings for Naxos have received numerous international accolades.