The Kennedy Center

Pre-purchase Parking

Parking may be purchased in advance up until 8 p.m. the day before you intend to park. If Pre-Paid Parking is sold out, you may still purchase parking when you arrive at the Kennedy Center.

All of our garage portals are now open, both the south entry portals (near the REACH and Roosevelt Bridge) and the north (near the Watergate; B north is no longer a public entrance, however). For entry, we encourage garage traffic to use 25th Street, past the front of the Kennedy Center to the south portals. A north is accessible from New Hampshire Avenue/F Street and C north is accessible from Rock Creek Parkway only. Please follow direction from parking personnel. All garage portals, north and south, are available for exiting after performances.



How do I get to the Kennedy Center?
For directions from D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, please visit the directions page.
Is there always parking at the Kennedy Center?
Parking is available to patrons on a first-come, first-served basis. It is possible for the parking garage to become full on busy performance days. Other off-site parking is available at the Watergate garage and Columbia Plaza at 2400 Virginia Avenue., but on a limited basis. Enter the Watergate garage from New Hampshire Avenue opposite the Saudi Embassy. You may call (202) 416-7988 Monday through Friday between 9 am to 5 p.m. with any questions about the Kennedy Center parking facility.
How do I get my parking passes?
Purchased passes are available via the Account Page. Print your passes to enter the garage.
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