The Kennedy Center

Directions & Parking

The Kennedy Center is located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, DC, at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue, NW, and the Rock Creek Parkway. Find out how to reach us by car or Metro.

Guided Tours

Take a free tour and see the Hall of States and Hall of Nations, the Center's main theaters, and dozens of paintings, sculptures, and other artworks given to the Center by foreign countries.


Have a quick bite to eat before the show, an elegant dinner with spectacular views, a quintessential Sunday brunch, or a custom-catered gathering to celebrate that special event.

Gift Shop

Buy a wide selection of unique merchandise related to the performing arts, available online or at the Center.

Event Planning

Plan your special event at the Kennedy Center.