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Theater Rental

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts plays host to over 200 theater rental events each year. Washington Performing Arts presents several world-renowned orchestras, critically-acclaimed soloists and chamber ensembles in the Concert Hall throughout the season; in addition, many smaller organizations, such as the Vocal Arts Society and Young Concert Artists, present soloists in the more intimate Terrace Theater.

The Kennedy Center offers the following theaters for rent,
when available:
Locations Capacity
photo: Concert Hall
Concert Hall
photo: Opera House
Opera House
2,364 capacity
photo: Eisenhower Theater
Eisenhower Theater

1,161 capacity
photo: Terrace Theater
Terrace Theater
474 capacity
photo: Theater Lab
Theater Lab
388 capacity
photo: Family Theater
Family Theater
320 capacity
photo: Terrace Gallery as Jazz Club
Terrace Gallery
160 capacity

View the theater rental rates webpage for information.

If you are interested in renting one of our theaters for your event, please complete the Theater Request Application and include detailed information and supplements, as requested.

The raising of contributed funds on Kennedy Center property, for non-profit organizations other than the Kennedy Center, is prohibited, except in very limited circumstances and only with the prior approval of Kennedy Center management. Under no circumstances will fundraising for political campaigns or Political Action Committees be permitted. For more information, please contact the booking office.

For more information on or questions regarding renting a theater, please contact the booking office at 202/416-8032 or

We look forward to working with you, and thank you for your interest in renting a theater at the Kennedy Center.