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Coordinates: 38°53′48″N 77°03′19″W 38.896752999999997, -77.055143999999999

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

  • Location & Contact Information
    • Address: 2700 F St NW Washington DC USA 20566
    • Telephone Number: +1-202-467-4600
    • Official Website: [1]
  • Overview

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (on the building itself called the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for the Performing Arts, and commonly referred to as the Kennedy Center) is a performing arts center located on the Potomac River, adjacent to the Watergate complex in memorial to President John F. Kennedy and the national center for the performing arts, which includes educational and outreach initiatives, almost entirely paid for through ticket sales and gifts from individuals, corporations, and private foundations.Designed by architect Edward Durrell Stone, it was built by Philadelphia contractor John McShain and is administered by a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution. It receives federal funding each year to pay for the maintenance and operation of the building.[1]



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