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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC 20566

202-467-4600
http://www.kennedy-center.org

CHAIR David M. Rubenstein
President Deborah F. Rutter
http://www.kennedy-center.org/pages/about/ourpeople

National Symphony Orchestra

National Symphony Orchestra
Music Director Gianandrea Noseda
http://www.kennedy-center.org/artist/A58901

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet
Artistic Director Suzanne Farrell
http://www.kennedy-center.org/sfb/biography

Washington National Opera

Washington National Opera
Artistic Director Francesca Zambello
http://www.kennedy-center.org/wno/MTO/ArtDir

The above list of key personnel was updated 09–2017.

The above list of key personnel was updated 09–2017.

The Kennedy Center is the only official memorial to President John F. Kennedy in Washington, DC. The Center presents a year-round program of dance, drama, music, and opera from the United States and abroad.

Sources of Information

Business Opportunities

Opportunities are posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site. For more information, contact The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC 20566.

https://www.fbo.gov

Career Opportunities

Job descriptions of open positions are available online.

http://www.kennedy-center.org/jobs

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students and for recent college graduates.

http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/internships/overview.html

In partnership with American University, the Center offers a merit-based, 9-month fellowship in art management.

http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/internships/fellowships.html

Education / Research

For information on education programs, contact The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC 20566. Phone, 202-416-8000.

http://www.kennedy-center.org/education

Free Performances

Free performances are given every day at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer.

https://www.kennedy-center.org/video/upcoming

History

In January of 1964, not long after the death of President John F. Kennedy, Congress designated the National Cultural Center as a "living memorial" to the slain President and authorized 23 million dollars to help build what is known today as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Before the end of that year, enough artwork, building materials, and additional funds had been donated to start construction. With a gold-plated spade that had been used to break ground at both the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, President Lyndon B. Johnson symbolically removed the first soil from the new site. The Center opened to the public in 1971, more than a decade after President Dwight D. Eisenhower and legislators, from both parties, had taken initial steps toward realizing this vision. To learn more about the people who imagined a cultural center for the Nation, those who supported its realization, and the emergence of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as an iconic institution of the arts, visit the "History" Web page.

http://www.kennedy-center.org/pages/about/history

Live Streaming

The Center live streams artists while they perform.

http://www.kennedy-center.org/video/live

Memberships

For information on national and local activities, including the bimonthly "Kennedy Center News" for members, visit an information desk inside The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Or, contact Member Services, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC 20566. Phone, 202-416-8310.

http://www.kennedy-center.org/membership | Email: membership@kennedy-center.org

Social Media

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has a Facebook account.

https://www.facebook.com/KennedyCenter

The Center tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/KenCen

The Center posts videos on its YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheKennedyCenter

Special Functions

For information on using the facilities for special functions, contact the Office of Special Events, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC 20566. Phone, 202-416-8000.

https://www.kennedy-center.org/rental

Theater Operations

For information on using the theaters, contact the booking manager at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC 20566. Phone, 202-416-8032.

http://www.kennedy-center.org/pages/theaterrental

Tickets

Tickets for admission to performances may be purchased at the box office, by mail, by phone using instant-charge, or online. Phone, 202-467-4600. TTY, 202-416-8524.

https://www.kennedy-center.org/tickets

The Center posts answers to frequently asked ticket-related questions.

http://www.kennedy-center.org/contact/topic/1

Tours

The Friends of the Kennedy Center volunteers provide visitor services. Tours are available free of charge on weekdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and on weekends, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

https://www.kennedy-center.org/pages/visitor/tours

Videos

The Center regularly posts short videos of artists performing. Its Web site has an expanding collection of over 2,000 selections.

http://www.kennedy-center.org/Video/recentVideos

Volunteer Opportunities

For information on volunteer opportunities, contact Friends of the Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566. Phone, 202-416-8000.

http://www.kennedy-center.org/support/volunteers
http://www.kennedy-center.org/contact

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