Membership

Membership makes the Kennedy Center your home for the performing arts with special ticketing benefits, discounts, exclusive events, and more! It's your ticket to insider access at the Kennedy Center. Join today!

Exclusive Benefits

Ticket Priority

Receive access to tickets before the general public during special Members-only presales.

Exclusive Events

Join us at Members-only events such as rehearsals, backstage tours, cast and crew Q&As, and cast parties.

Membership Lounges

Enjoy access to our private Member lounges to relax, recharge, and socialize before shows and during intermission.

Discounts & Offers

Receive discounts on parking, dining and gift shop purchases, and receive special offers throughout the year.

Membership Call to Action

Kennedy Center Members standing on stage during a reception.

Membership

Memberships start with a contribution of just $75 and are are an intergral part of the Kennedy Center.  Membership gifts support our artistic and educational programming - in fact, everything from the performances on our stages to educational work around the country are only possible because of our Members

To say thank you for all our Members make possible, we are pleased to offer special benefits such as Members-only Ticket Priority, exclusive events, discounts, and more...

Circles

Circles Membership

Elevate your support of the Center by becoming a Circles Member.  Available with a contribution of $1,800 or more, Circles Membership makes you a VIP every time you visit the Center. Enjoy Circles Lounge access, concierge services for ticketing and dining reservations, reserved parking, and more.

Circles Members enjoying live music at a cast party.

Circles Membership

Elevate your support of the Center by becoming a Circles Member.  Available with a contribution of $1,800 or more, Circles Membership makes you a VIP every time you visit the Center. Enjoy Circles Lounge access, concierge services for ticketing and dining reservations, reserved parking, and more.

Member Quote

"I am so proud to be a Kennedy Center Member! I love feeling like I am an important part of this incredible institution, and getting even closer to the arts through my Membership benefits."

Kristin D
Washington, DC

Gift Memberships

Gift Memberships are a great way to celebrate the arts lover in your life! Please contact us at (202) 416-8310 so we may help arrange your gift! 

National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera

National Symphony Orchestra

Support the National Symphony Orchestra’s impact on audiences all over the globe.

Washington National Opera

Help sustain Washington National Opera’s exceptional performances and educational outreach initiatives around the country.

Ready to become part of the Membership family?

Join today and receive insider status immediately!

Other Ways to Give

Honorary & Memorial

A meaningful way to remember someone who loved the Kennedy Center. Please call (202) 416-8041 with questions or to make an honorary gift.

Contact Us

 

Legacy Gifts

Make the Kennedy Center a part of your legacy by leaving a gift in your will, or making a gift today that provides you income for life and potential tax benefits.

Planned Giving

 

Make a Donation

Play a critical role in advancing the Center's mission around the country, and promote President Kennedy's legacy with a fully tax-deductible gift.

Give Now

 

Other Options

The Center is happy to accept contributions via your preferred donation channel, such as check, gifts of stock, wire transfer, or Donor Advised Funds. 

Donation FAQ

 

Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions & Resources

Membership Office
(202) 416-8310
Membership@Kennedy-Center.org

Circles Office
(202) 416-8068
Circles@Kennedy-Center.org

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.