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.

Featured Events at the REACH

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox

Ekhodom and Mason Bates

Thu. Feb. 27, 2020

Ekhodom features Eric Hilton and Gianmaria Conti, Thievery Corporation’s longtime engineer, and was inspired by vintage, analog synthesizers, 1980’s sci-fi soundtracks, and electronic music from that time period coming out of Russia.

  • MyTix
  • Student Rush

Moonshot Studio at the REACH

From dance and beat making to poetry and animation, the Moonshot Studio offers activities for people of all agest to explore their artistry and learn something new. Open Every Sunday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Club at Studio K

Story District's Funnier Than Fiction

Fri. Feb. 28, 2020

DC's storytelling pros bring their best and funniest stories to the stage about real situations that are so ridiculous, you just have to laugh.

The Club at Studio K

Jason Palmer, “Upward”

Sat. Feb. 29, 2020

In 2018, trumpeter/educator/composer Jason Palmer and pianist/composer Kevin Harris interviewed a very special group of Boston mothers who had lost their children to gun violence. Upward their new multimedia presentation in which musicians transcribe tones and melodic flow to these courageous women’s words and stories, with the intent of honoring and celebrating the legacy of their loved ones in addition to bringing awareness to the need to end such acts in our community.

  • MyTix
  • Student Rush

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