The REACH at the Kennedy Center

The REACH at the Kennedy Center

The REACH campus is open daily from 10 a.m. to Midnight.
Drop In for activities at the Moonshot Studio, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

D.C's newest cultural landmark

Experience President John F. Kennedy’s vision and legacy across new frontiers

With the opening of the REACH, we have become one of the nation’s most interactive and inspiring arts & culture destinations, where everyone truly belongs. We’re your favorite hangout spot where you, your friends, and your family can relax and be a part of something entertaining, enlightening, and perhaps even unexpected every day of the year.

Inspiration is a human right that belongs to us all

Whether you’ve seen just a show or two here, been coming here for years, or never visited us before, we invite you to get to know a whole new Kennedy Center that’s taking our namesake’s unwavering belief in human potential to even greater heights.

Upcoming Events at the REACH

The Club at Studio K

The Time Machine Roast

Fri. Jan. 31, 2020

Inspired by the line-crossing energy of comedy roasts, The Time Machine Roast hurls its hilarious flaming arrows at history. Nationally touring comedians get into character and costume for the meanest, funniest, most historically accurate jokes you've ever heard.

Currently Sold Out

The Club at Studio K

Broccoli City Festival Preview

Sat. Feb. 1, 2020

Broccoli City Festival partners with the Kennedy Center to take over the Club at Studio K for a night of music, art, and culture. Join BC founders and the BCF community as they provide a sneak peek of Broccoli City Festival 2020.

  • MyTix
  • Student Rush

Currently Sold Out

The Club at Studio K

Linda May Han Oh, Aventurine

Thu. Feb. 6, 2020

Linda May Han Oh’s critically-acclaimed recent album, Aventurine, fuses left-field jazz, string quartet, and choir. NPR says, “Beyond her authority and dynamic presence as a bassist, Oh has become a first-rate bandleader and composer.” A supreme supporter of the jazz community, she’s collaborated with artists like Pat Metheny, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, the late Geri Allen, and Terri Lyne Carrington.

Explore the REACH

The REACH is a place where visitors, audiences, and artists can come together for collaboration, experimentation, and exploration in the spirit of President Kennedy’s vision for a new frontier for the arts. Many of the spaces have been named after historical and personal moments in his life as an expression of our role as his living memorial.

Exterior of the Kennedy Center REACH


View maps of the grounds and interior spaces at the REACH.

Rent the REACH

Event rentals at the REACH offer a wide range of multi-functional spaces and state of the art technology.

The Club at Studio K

The Club at Studio K is D.C.’s newest destination to experience the very best in contemporary music and culture.

Embracing Sustainability

The recent expansion of the Kennedy Center is commitred to environmentally responsible design. 

Moonshot Studio

From dance and beat making to poetry and animation, the Moonshot Studio offers free activities for people of all ages to explore their artistry and learn something new. 

A child listening to headphones at the Mix Master Station in the Moonshot Studio at the REACH, part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

REACH Supporters

Thank you to all of our supporters who helped make the REACH happen!

The REACH Media Room

Opening September 7, 2019, the REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is more than a physical expansion of the nation’s cultural center: It’s a new way of imagining the intersection between audiences and art. In the lead up and following this Opening, there are many stories to be told about the project itself, the past and the future of the Kennedy Center, architect Steven Holl’s innovative design, the artistic and cultural vision, and the artists and audiences who will benefit from these new public spaces. Members of the media will find basic background materials here. Please contact us for further information, and to arrange tours and interviews.

David M. Rubenstein
Cornerstone of the REACH