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Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre] - Theater Information

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2700 F Street, NW

Washington, DC 20566

SEATING CAPACITY: 1164


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Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre] History

The Eisenhower Theater, traditionally home to many of the Kennedy Center's theater and dance performances, opened in 2008 after a 16-month, $17.9 million renovation. The theater now seats 1,164 people (up from 1100), making it approximately comparable in size to many Broadway theater houses. The theater contains an orchestra pit for 35 musicians that is convertible to a forestage or additional seating space. The gold [fabric is from France] curtain was also replaced during the recent renovations. Cosmetically, the theater boasts a new color scheme (blue and gold with bronze and stainless steel railings and trim, instead of the previous red and dark wood paneling) and improved décor—the light fixtures, ash wall paneling, and wood-backed seats are all new. Additionally, there is new stage lighting, a new state-of-the-art sound system, and better sound isolation from the Terrace Theater, which is directly above the Eisenhower.

What Shows Played the Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre]

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? Dear Evan Hansen (2021)
? - ? The Band's Visit (2021)
? - ? The Band's Visit (2021)
? - ? Jersey Boys (2021)
? - ? Freestyle Love Supreme (2022)
? - ? Oklahoma! (2020)
? - ? The Prom (2021)
? - ? Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (2015)
6/23/2020 - 7/12/2020 Once On This Island (2019)
? - ? Next to Normal (2020)
12/17/2019 - 1/19/2020 My Fair Lady (2019)
12/10/2019 - 1/5/2020 Come From Away (2018)
? - ? Footloose (2019)
9/17/2019 - 10/6/2019 Cats (2019)
? - ? Dear Evan Hansen (2021)
7/9/2019 - 8/4/2019 The Band's Visit (2021)
6/11/2019 - 6/23/2019 Falsettos (2019)
2/15/2019 - 2/17/2019 The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (2019)
? - ? The Music Man (2019)
12/18/2018 - 1/6/2019 The Play That Goes Wrong (2018)
12/11/2018 - 1/13/2019 Miss Saigon (2018)
10/24/2018 - 10/28/2018 Little Shop of Horrors (2018)
? - ? The Color Purple (2017)
3/21/2018 - 3/25/2018 In the Heights (2018)
2/14/2018 - 2/18/2018 Chess (2018)
1/9/2018 - 1/28/2018 The Humans (2017)
7/18/2017 - 8/20/2017 The King and I (2016)
6/13/2017 - 7/2/2017 Hedwig and the Angry Inch (unknown)
6/13/2017 - 7/2/2017 Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2016)
12/14/2016 - 1/8/2017 Wicked (2009)
12/6/2016 - 1/8/2017 Into the Woods (2016)
10/5/2016 - 10/23/2016 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2016)
6/28/2016 - 7/17/2016 The Bridges of Madison County (2015)
1/13/2016 - 1/30/2016 A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (2015)
12/16/2014 - 1/4/2015 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2014)
1/28/2014 - 2/16/2014 Peter and the Starcatcher (2013)
12/25/2013 - 1/19/2014 Flashdance The Musical (2013)
4/18/2012 - 4/29/2012 Come Fly Away (2011)
1/17/2012 - 2/12/2012 La Cage aux Folles (2011)
6/28/2011 - 7/10/2011 Next to Normal (2010)
5/7/2011 - 6/19/2011 Follies (2011)
11/24/2009 - 12/20/2009 August: Osage County (2009)
7/7/2009 - 8/2/2009 Spring Awakening (2008)
2/24/2007 - 3/11/2007 Carnival! (2007)
2/18/2006 - 3/26/2006 Mame (2006)
10/30/2003 - 11/16/2003 Bounce (2003)
9/3/2002 - 9/8/2002 Pacific Overtures (2002)
8/2/2002 - 8/25/2002 A Little Night Music (2002)
7/19/2002 - 8/23/2002 Passion (2002)
7/12/2002 - 8/24/2002 Merrily We Roll Along (2002)
5/31/2002 - 6/28/2002 Sunday in the Park with George (2002)
5/17/2002 - 6/29/2002 Company (2002)
5/10/2002 - 6/30/2002 Sweeney Todd (2002)
12/23/1999 - ? Martin Guerre (1999) [Pre-Broadway]
1/4/1990 - 1/20/1990 Annie 2 (1990) [Pre-Broadway]
? - 7/14/1986 Shout Up a Morning (1986) [Pre-Broadway]
7/6/1971 - ? Candide (1971)
? - ? Les Miserables (1987) [Pre-Broadway]
? - ? Carmelina (1979) [Pre-Broadway]
? - ? The Who's Tommy (2019)
? - ? Gigi (2015)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre]?
Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre]'s current show is Jersey Boys which opened on 12/12/2021.

How many seats does Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre] have?
Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre] has 1164 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre]?
Les Miserables which ran from 3/12/1987 to 5/18/2003, Flashdance The Musical which ran from 1/1/2013 to 1/17/2015, Spring Awakening which ran from 8/15/2008 to 5/23/2010, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder which ran from 9/19/2015 to 3/12/2017 and La Cage aux Folles which ran from 10/11/2011 to 12/31/2012,