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As one of the nation's busiest cultural institutions, the Kennedy Center is both a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy and a world-class performing arts destination. Each year, the Center hosts more than 3,000 performances of music, dance, and theater across a multitude of stages – from grand venues like the Opera House, Eisenhower Theater, and Concert Hall – home of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Wasington National Opera – to more intimate spaces like the Family Theater, Terrace Theater, and KC Jazz Club.

Thru Aug. 11The Second City's America; It's Complicated!
Thru Aug. 31NSO Pops - 2019-2020 Season & Subscription Info
Thru Aug. 31Renée Fleming VOICES - 2019-2020 Season & Subscription Info
Thru Aug. 31The Kennedy Center Theater - 2019-2020 Season & Subscription Info
Thru Aug. 31The Kennedy Center - Ballet - 2019-2020 Season & Subscription Info
Thru Aug. 31National Symphony Orchestra - 2019-2020 Season & Subscription Info
Thru Aug. 31Washington National Opera - 2019-2020 Season & Subscription Info
Tue. Jul 23Cimarrón
Jul. 23 – Aug. 4The Band's Visit
Jul. 23 – Sep. 7Disney's Aladdin
Wed. Jul 24John Scott Dance Actions
Thu. Jul 25The Cedric Watson Trio
Sun. Jul 28NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra
Mon. Jul 29Dave Meder
Wed. Jul 31Suzie Brown
Thu. Aug 1BKO Quintet: A Journey into the Heart of Mali
Sat. Aug 3Voices of Carmen
Aug. 4 & 5The Washington International Piano Festival
Tue. Aug 6Ever More Nest
Aug. 6 – Sep. 8Dear Evan Hansen
Wed. Aug 7John Lakota Locklear
Fri. Aug 9Summer Steps with Step Afrika! Culminating Step Show
Sun. Aug 11Tag, Rag, and Bobtail: Women Belonging to the Army
Mon. Aug 12Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
Thu. Aug 15The Murphy Beds
Fri. Aug 16Integriti Reeves
Sat. Aug 17Blac Rabbit
Sun. Aug 18Chaos & Liar
Tue. Aug 20Target Family Night: The U.S. Air Force Band
Wed. Aug 21MK Zulu
Fri. Aug 23Victory Boyd
Sun. Aug 25Saxophone Genesis
Wed. Aug 28Oh He Dead
Thu. Aug 29East River Jazz Collective
Fri. Aug 30M.A.K.U SoundSystem
Aug. 31 – Sep. 2Page-to-Stage New Play Festival 2019
Wed. Sep 4NSO Pops: Jim James—The Order of Nature: A Song Cycle
Sep. 17 – Oct. 6Cats
Sep. 18 – 20NSO Pops: An Evening with Maxwell
Thu. Sep 26Renée Fleming VOICES: Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
Sat. Sep 28National Symphony Orchestra: Season Opening Gala Concert
Noseda leads a jazz-inspired evening with Yuja Wang
Oct. 1 – 6The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Oct. 1 – Nov. 24Shear Madness
Thu. Oct 3Renée Fleming VOICES: Gavin Creel
Oct. 3 – 5National Symphony Orchestra: Carmina Burana
Oct. 3 – 5Merce Cunningham at 100
Sat. Oct 5Let's Talk Dance: Artist Talk: Dancing for Merce Cunningham
Sat. Oct 5Nemr
Tue. Oct 8Working Rehearsal: Mariinsky Ballet
Oct. 8 – 13Mariinsky Ballet: Paquita
Oct. 9 – 13Broadway Center Stage: Footloose
Oct. 10 – 12National Symphony Orchestra: Janowski conducts Bruckner's Seventh / Steinbacher plays Mozart
Fri. Oct 11Marc Maron
Sun. Oct 13Washington Performing Arts: Pink Martini
Tue. Oct 15Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Takács Quartet I
Tue. Oct 15David Sedaris
Wed. Oct 16Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Takács Quartet II
Wed. Oct 16Washington Performing Arts: Melbourne Symphony
Oct. 17 – 19NSO Pops: Nat King Cole at 100
Sat. Oct 19Washington Performing Arts: Drew Petersen
Oct. 19 – Nov. 3Kid Prince and Pablo
Sun. Oct 20NSO Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular
Oct. 25 & 26DEMO by Damian Woetzel: BalletX
Oct. 26 – Nov. 16Washington National Opera: Otello
Sun. Oct 2722nd Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor celebrating Dave Chappelle
Tue. Oct 29Washington Performing Arts: Spektral Quartet
Wed. Oct 30Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Oct. 31 – Nov. 2Balancing Bodies
Oct. 31 – Nov. 2National Symphony Orchestra: Urbański conducts Tchaikovsky's Fourth / De la Salle plays Chopin
Fri. Nov 1Nick Offerman
Nov. 1 – 2WORLD STAGES—The Manganiyar Seduction
Nov. 2 – 3GET'M
Nov. 2 – 23Washington National Opera: The Magic Flute
Nov. 2, 2019 – Mar. 7, 2020Dance Fitness
Sun. Nov 3The Kennedy Center Chamber Players—Fall Concert
Nov. 7 & 9National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts a dance-inspired program / Bar-Josef plays Piazzolla
Nov. 8 & 9Renée Fleming VOICES: Joyce DiDonato
Nov. 9 – 10EGG-tion HERO
Sun. Nov 10No Such Thing as a Fish
Wed. Nov 13Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Cantus
Nov. 13 & 15National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts Tristan and Isolde—Act II with Gould and Goerke
Nov. 13 – 16Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland
Thu. Nov 14Any Level Class for Seniors with Mark Morris Dance Group
Fri. Nov 15Janeane Garofalo
Sun. Nov 17Washington Performing Arts: Zoltán Fejérvári
Nov. 21 – 23National Symphony Orchestra: Fleming and Gilfry in an NSO co-commission / Noseda conducts Also sprach Zarathustra
Sat. Nov 23Family Look-In: The Magic Flute
Nov. 23 – 24NSO Music for Young Audiences: Peter and Friends
Nov. 23, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical)
Mon. Nov 25WNO: 2019 Marian Anderson Vocal Award Winner: Soloman Howard in Concert
Nov. 27 – Dec. 1Atlanta Ballet: The Nutcracker
Nov. 29 – Dec. 1NSO Pops: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert
Dec. 3 – 29The Second City's Love, Factually
Wed. Dec 4Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Pamela Frank and Peter Serkin
Dec. 5 & 7National Symphony Orchestra: Celebrating Slatkin at 75 / Kern plays Rachmaninoff
Dec. 6 & 7Maya Beiser, Wendy Whelan, Lucinda Childs & David Lang: The Day
Sat. Dec 7NPR's A Jazz Piano Christmas
Dec. 10, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020Come From Away
Thu. Dec 12Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce
Dec. 13 – 14NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops! with Leslie Odom, Jr.
Dec. 17, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020My Fair Lady
Dec. 19 – 22National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah
Tue. Dec 31A Jazz New Year's Eve: Branford Marsalis
Wed. Jan 8, 2020NSO Pops: Game ON!
Fri. Jan 10, 2020WNO: American Opera Initiative: Three New 20-Minute Operas
Jan. 11 – 12, 2020Glimpse
Jan. 16 – 19, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Bronfman plays Beethoven / Holst's The Planets
Jan. 18 – 26, 2020NSO Music for Young Audiences: Beauty and the Beat
Tue. Jan 21, 2020Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Jay Campbell
Jan. 21 – 26, 2020Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Swan Lake
Wed. Jan 22, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Kian Soltani
Jan. 24 & 25, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Eschenbach returns / Tetzlaff plays Dvořák
Jan. 24 & 25, 2020Gregory Maqoma's Vuyani Dance Theatre: Cion: Requiem of Ravel's Boléro
Sun. Jan 26, 2020Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Nelly’s Harpsichord: Music from Mount Vernon
Sun. Jan 26, 2020Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute Concert
Jan. 28 – Feb. 2, 2020The National Ballet of Canada: Forsythe, Kylián, Ratmansky & More (Jan. 28 & 29) / The Sleeping Beauty (Jan. 30–Feb. 2)
Jan. 29 – Feb. 2, 2020Broadway Center Stage: Next to Normal
Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2020WORLD STAGES—Sundance Institute: Grey Rock
Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Lugansky plays Mozart / Honeck conducts Dvořák
Fri. Jan 31, 2020Maz Jobrani
Sat. Feb 1, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Anne-Sophie Mutter
Feb. 4 – 9, 2020Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Feb. 6 – 8, 2020WORLD STAGES—Huff: featuring Cliff Cardinal
Feb. 6 & 9, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Dvořák's Cello Concerto
Sat. Feb 8, 2020Revelations Celebration Workshop with Ailey Arts in Education Teaching Artists
Sat. Feb 8, 2020Ahmad Jamal
Tue. Feb 11, 2020Working Rehearsal: American Ballet Theatre
Feb. 11 – 16, 2020American Ballet Theatre: Giselle
Feb. 12 – 14, 2020WORLD STAGES—Heroine: one female soldier's story
Feb. 13 – 15, 2020NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson
Feb. 13 – 15, 2020WORLD STAGES—The Clemency of Titus (with Havana Lyceum Orchestra)
Sun. Feb 16, 2020Family Dance Workshop: American Ballet Theatre
Sun. Feb 16, 2020NSO Family Concert: Girl Power! Celebrating Women in Music
Tue. Feb 18, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Paul Lewis & Steven Osborne
Wed. Feb 19, 2020Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Trio Con Brio Copenhagen
Feb. 20 – 22, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts Mahler's Fifth and Schubert
Feb. 22 – 23, 2020NSO Music for Young Audiences: Mozart Mash-Up
Sun. Feb 23, 2020The Kennedy Center Chamber Players—Winter Concert
Thu. Feb 27, 2020Washington Performing Arts: West-Eastern Divan Ensemble
Feb. 27 – 29, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Sat. Feb 29, 2020Renée Fleming VOICES: Norm Lewis
Feb. 29 – Mar. 1, 2020YAO YAO
Feb. 29 – Mar. 22, 2020Washington National Opera: Don Giovanni
Mar. 1 – 21, 2020Washington National Opera: Samson and Delilah
Mon. Mar 2, 2020DEMO by Damian Woetzel: NOW 2020
Tue. Mar 3, 2020Fruits borne out of rust by Tabaimo and Maki Morishita
Wed. Mar 4, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Daniil Trifonov
Mar. 5 – 7, 2020Martha Graham Dance Company: The EVE Project
Sat. Mar 7, 2020Let's Talk Dance: Panel Discussion: Martha Graham, Women in Dance, and Dance as Activism
Mar. 7 – 8, 2020NSO Music for Young Audiences: 1-2-3 Andrés
Sun. Mar 8, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Seong-Jin Cho
Sun. Mar 8, 2020Riot!
Mar. 15 – 28, 2020Washington National Opera: Blue
Tue. Mar 24, 2020Jacksonville Symphony (part of SHIFT Festival of American Orchestras)
Tue. Mar 24, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Jacksonville Symphony
Wed. Mar 25, 2020Shift: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Wed. Mar 25, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Fri. Mar 27, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Knoxville Symphony
Fri. Mar 27, 2020Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (part of SHIFT Festival of American Orchestras)
Sat. Mar 28, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Sat. Mar 28, 2020Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (part of SHIFT Festival of American Orchestras)
Tue. Mar 31, 2020Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: A Far Cry
Mar. 31 – Apr. 5, 2020New York City Ballet: Balanchine, Wheeldon & a New Work (Mar. 31; Apr. 1 & 5) / Peck, Cunningham & Balanchine/Robbins (Apr. 2–4)
Apr. 2 & 3, 2020Made in Puerto Rico
Apr. 2 – 4, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Kozhukhin plays Grieg's Piano Concerto
Sat. Apr 4, 2020Beginning Creative Movement for Adults with New York City Ballet
Sun. Apr 5, 2020Family Dance Workshop: New York City Ballet
Sun. Apr 5, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Jenny Lin
Fri. Apr 10, 2020Cyrus Chestnut
Tue. Apr 14, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Argus Quartet
Apr. 14 – 26, 2020Jesus Christ Superstar
Wed. Apr 15, 2020Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Dover Quartet
Wed. Apr 15, 2020Washington Performing Arts: The Philadelphia Orchestra
Apr. 16 & 18, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Langrée conducts Brahms's First / Hough plays Beethoven
Sat. Apr 18, 2020Renée Fleming VOICES: René Marie
Sun. Apr 19, 2020NSO Family Concert: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs (a Symphonic Spectacular)
Tue. Apr 21, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Chineke! Orchestra
Tue. Apr 21, 2020Chineke! Orchestra with Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Apr. 23 – 25, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Eschenbach conducts Ravel's Boléro / Carpenter plays Poulenc
Apr. 23 – 27, 2020Broadway Center Stage: Bye Bye Birdie
Apr. 24 – 26, 2020Pokon: An unstoppable game of growth
Apr. 30 – May. 2, 2020The Girl Who Swallowed A Cactus
May. 1 – 2, 2020NSO Pops: Disney•Pixar’s Up in Concert
May. 1 & 2, 2020Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M
Sat. May 2, 2020Unifying Uniquenness with A.I.M
Mon. May 4, 2020Renée Fleming VOICES: Mariza
May. 7 – 9, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts Mahler's Fourth / NSO stars play Haydn
May. 8 & 9, 202025th Anniversary: Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival
May. 9 – 10, 2020Havana Hop
May. 9 – 23, 2020Washington National Opera: Porgy and Bess
May. 9 – 24, 2020Dreamer: A South African Journey
Sun. May 10, 2020Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Maurizio Pollini in recital
Tue. May 12, 2020Opera Master Class with Denyce Graves
Tue. May 12, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Beatrice Rana
Tue. May 12, 2020Beginning Ballet for Adults with Scottish Ballet
May. 13 – 17, 2020Scottish Ballet: The Crucible
Thu. May 14, 2020Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Emerson String Quartet and Renée Fleming
May. 14 & 16, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Memory and Myth: Music by Sibelius and an NSO premiere
Fri. May 15, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Igor Levit
Sun. May 17, 2020The Kennedy Center Chamber Players—Spring Concert
Thu. May 21, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Wynton Marsalis
Sat. May 23, 2020Lang Lang in Recital
May. 28 & 29, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven at 250: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
May. 30 & Jun. 3, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven at 250: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5
Jun. 2 – 7, 2020Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Jun. 2 – 28, 2020Tiny Beautiful Things
Jun. 5 & 6, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven at 250: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7
Jun. 9 & 10, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven at 250: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8
Jun. 12 – 14, 2020National Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven at 250: Symphony No. 9
Jun. 16 – Aug. 20, 2020Hamilton
Jun. 23 – Jul. 12, 2020Once on This Island
Jun. 25 – 28, 2020NSO Pops: Bernstein's On the Town in Concert
Jul. 21 – Aug. 9, 2020A Monster Calls
Aug. 25 – Sep. 27, 2020To Kill a Mockingbird

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