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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Millennium Stage



2700 F Street, NW

Washington DC 20566

202 416 8000 |

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For more information, see the Directions and parking section on

The Kennedy Center is located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue, NW, and the Rock Creek Parkway. It is accessible by Metro (via the subway and bus lines), by taxi, and by car. If you are driving, refer to the directions below to find the most efficient route for getting to and exiting the Center. And, always remember to allow extra time when driving as Washington traffic can be unpredictable. The Kennedy Center offers many pre-performance activities to help you make the most of your visit. You can find new information on garage hours, fees, and accessibility here under: Parking at the Kennedy Center.
The Kennedy Center has completed its parking garage expansion and site improvements project to better serve your needs. The garage’s new features include a dedicated entrance from northbound Rock Creek Parkway to “C” Level north-end parking (open for most performances) and direct access to the Potomac Expressway and the Roosevelt Bridge from the southern exits and access to northbound and southbound lanes along Rock Creek Parkway from the northern exit.

How to get there by public transportation?

By Subway / Metro:
The Foggy Bottom/George Washington University Station (on the Orange and Blue lines , at 23rd and I streets, NW) , is the stop closest to the Kennedy Center. From there it is a short walk via New Hampshire Avenue OR use our FREE Kennedy Center Shuttle (signs are towards the left as you exit the escalator). The shuttle departs every 15 minutes from 9:45 a.m.-Midnight Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-Midnight Saturdays, and noon-Midnight Sundays and 4:00 p.m.-Midnight on Federal holidays.
By Bus:
The 80 bus goes to the Kennedy Center. For details on bus routes and schedules, call Metro information at (202) 637-7000 or TTY (202) 638-3780.
By Taxi:
Taxi service to and from the Kennedy Center is convenient and readily available. A taxi dispatcher is available to signal cabs and assign patrons from 6:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. on matinee days) until 30 minutes after the end of the last performance, and taxis queue in the Plaza each evening to serve patrons. Look for the uniformed dispatcher at the Hall of States entrance.

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How to get there by car?

By Car/ Get Directions:
Please refer to the map to help plan your trip. Also be sure to check our parking information, garage hours, and fees before arriving. To get directions from Northern Virginia, from Maryland and Northwest DC, from Downtown DC, see the Directions and parking section on

Important Note About SUV’s 6 Feet or Higher
For vehicles taller than 6 ft., there are limited spaces available on levels “B” and “C” South and “C” North (max. clearance 7′).

where to park

For more information see the Directions and parking section on

Garage Hours:
6 a.m.- Midnight daily. Hours subject to change on holidays.
Performance Parking – $17:
Please note that effective July 1, 2008, the performance parking rate at the John F Kennedy Center is $17.
Parking space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee is to be paid upon the driver’s arrival at any Kennedy Center garage entrance. All major credit cards accepted: MC, Visa, AMEX.
Free Box Office and Gift Shop Parking:
Sixty minutes of free parking is available when visiting our Box Office or spending $15.00 or more at our Gift Shops (if validated at the Box Office or Gift Shops). Box Office validation is not available when picking up free tickets. Validations are only accepted on Parking Level “B”, provided the one-hour limit has not been exceeded.
Accessible Parking Spaces:
Available on all garage levels on the west side of the motor lobbies.
Over-sized Vehicles:
For vehicles taller than 6 ft., there are limited spaces available on levels “B” and “C” South and “C” North (max. clearance 7′).
Donor Reserved Parking:
When attending performances, Kennedy Center Donors of the Producers’ Circle level or higher may reserve a centrally located parking space on “C” Level. To make a reservation or learn more about donor benefits, call the Circles Services Line at (202) 416-8068 Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Parking Questions:
Call (202) 416-7984 weekdays, 9-5; (202) 416-7987 evenings and weekends.

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