Theater Rentals

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has over 150 theater rental events each year. See which one best fits your function.

Theater Spaces

Concert Hall

2,465 Capacity
Standard - $36,750
Non-Profit - $28,140

Renovated in 1997, the Concert Hall is the largest performance space in the Kennedy Center, seating 2,465. This state-of-the-art facility, which originally opened in 1971, sets new standards for accessibility and sound with a high-tech acoustical canopy, accessible locations on every level, and new seating sections (onstage boxes, chorister seats, and parterre seats).

Opera House

2,364 Capacity
Standard - $34,783
Non-Profit - $26,646

The Opera House is the second-largest theater in the Center, with 2,364 seats. It was designed for ballet, opera, and musical theater. Over the years, the Opera House has welcomed dozens of the world's great dance and opera companies and has hosted some of the most important artistic events of the last quarter century.

Eisenhower Theater

1,164 Capacity
Standard - $17,036
Non-Profit - $13,050

The Eisenhower Theater, traditionally home to many of the Kennedy Center's theater and dance performances, reopened in 2008 after a 16-month, $17.9 million renovation. The theater now seats 1,164 people, making it approximately comparable in size to many Broadway theater houses. The theater contains an orchestra pit for 35 musicians that is convertible to a forestage or additional seating space.

Terrace Theater

490 Capacity
Standard - $7,725
Non-Profit - $5,768

The Terrace Theater is the busiest theater within The Kennedy Center, hosting up to 180 performances each year ranging from music, jazz, dance, film, lectures, and more. Importantly, it also serves as a primary space through which the Center welcomes local arts groups and its artistic constituents, including WPA, Opera Lafayette, and many more.

Theater Lab

388 Capacity
Standard - $6,026
Non-Profit - $4,635

For more than 32 years, the Theater Lab has been home to Shear Madness, the hilarious whodunit that lets the audience play armchair detective. The Lab also occasionally hosts free Millennium Stage performances. The theater seats 388.

Family Theater

324 Capacity
Standard - $4,913
Non-Profit - $3,780

Unveiled on December 9, 2005, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' new 324-seat Family Theater (formerly the Film Theater) provides a new home for world-class family theater performances for the nation's youth and continues the Kennedy Center's $125 million commitment to performing arts education for adults and children alike.

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The REACH - Fly Through | The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Looking for more space? Check out the newest addition to the the Kennedy Center campus — the REACH. Event rentals at the REACH offer a wide range of room capacities, multi-functional spaces, state of the art technology, and a variety of amenities.