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Current & Future

  • The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

    Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

    April 13-19, 2015
    Through state, regional, and national festivals, KCACTF participants celebrate the creative process, see one another's work, and share experiences and insights within the community of theater artists.

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    Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival

    May 15 & 16, 2015
    The 18th annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival features today's top jazz artists over three nights. The Washington Post says the festival "speaks volumes about the contributions women have made to jazz."

Past

  • Iberian Suite: global arts remix

    Iberian Suite: global arts remix

    March 3-24, 2015
    Highlighting the cultures of Portugal and Spain and the impact they have had around the world, as well as the vast influence this region has embraced from other cultures.

  • Holiday

    You're Home for the Holidays

    November & December 2014
    Whether you're a Washingtonian or visiting from far away, you'll feel at home with these performances full of holiday cheer!

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    Page-to-Stage New Play Festival

    August 30-September 1, 2014
    The annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival, highlighting the work of dozens of local theater companies through a series of open rehearsals and readings of new works, is dedicated to the works in 2015's Women's Voices Theater Festival.

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    Voices of Our Nation: Celebrating the Choral Tradition

    June 9-14, 2014
    The Kennedy Center presents a free weeklong initiative celebrating the rich diversity of choral artistry and featuring more than 50 choruses from across the nation.

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    Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival

    May 23 & 24, 2014
    Celebrate the life, legacy, and career of legendary pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams with the Kennedy Center's 19th annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.

  • New Moves: symphony + dance

    New Moves: symphony + dance

    May 7-17, 2014
    Across two spectacular weeks in May, the National Symphony Orchestra celebrates the glorious marriage of American music and dance in New Moves: symphony + dance.

  • Blue Note at 75

    Blue Note at 75

    May 3-11, 2014
    Seventy-five years in the making, Blue Note Records celebrates its 'Diamond Anniversary' by featuring incredible jazz music, lectures from legendary performers, and art exhibits at the Kennedy Center, on the Millennium Stage, and all around town.

  • The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

    Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

    April 14-20, 2014
    Through state, regional, and national festivals, KCACTF participants celebrate the creative process, see one another's work, and share experiences and insights within the community of theater artists.

  • Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide. One Mic

    One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide

    March 25-April 13, 2014
    The Kennedy Center, in collaboration with Hi-ARTS, the producers of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival, presents a festival celebrating this uniquely American art form.

  • World Stages

    World Stages: International Theater Festival 2014

    March 10-30, 2014
    The Kennedy Center highlights various traditions of theatrical expression with works from across the world. From puppetry to innovative perspectives on old classics, the festival offers an array of theatrical works and complementary programming.

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