How to Purchase Tickets
There are four ways to
purchase tickets to Kennedy Center performances: online,
at the box office, by phone through instant-charge, or by
mail. Tickets for Kennedy Center performances usually go
on sale about two months before the engagement begins. For
more information about ticket sales call (202) 467-4600
from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Please Note: All sales are final. All persons
regardless of age must have a ticket for ticketed events.
Please carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate
for children before planning to attend with young people.
Also, please be aware that children who are disruptive will
not be allowed to remain in the theater. Be considerate
of others in the audience and of your young persons
Tickets may be purchased online
24 hours a day, seven days a week, with Visa, MasterCard,
American Express. There is a service charge for online orders.
All you have to do is find a performance and follow
the steps. Tickets will either be mailed to you or held
at the Box Office.
Step 1: Find a Performance or Select a Subscription Package
Step-by-step instructions for online ticketing.
The central Box Office for all
theaters is located in the Kennedy Center's
Hall of States. Regular Box Office hours
10 a.m.9 p.m., and Sundays and holidays, noon9
Sixty minutes of free parking is available for patrons
making ticket purchases and exchanges with validation
from the Box Office.
Free parking is NOT available from the Columbia Plaza
garage. The Box Office accepts cash, checks, travelers'
checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Diners
may be charged by phone through Instant-Charge at (202)
467-4600 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.The
toll-free number is (800) 444-1324.
The TTY number for purchasing
tickets is (202) 416-8524. There is a service charge for phone orders. Instant-Charge accepts Visa, MasterCard,
Tickets ordered by phone at least
14 days in advance will be mailed, or may be picked
up at the Box Office at your request. You must show
your credit card when picking up your tickets.
If you wish to order through the mail,
you may download
a mail order form [requires
. Fill in the form and send it to:
(name of attraction)
P.O. Box 101510
Arlington, VA 22210
There is a service charge of $6.00 per mail order. Please
allow at least two weeks for processing.