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Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre] - Theater Information

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.



Address:
2700 F Street, NW

Washington, DC 20566

SEATING CAPACITY: 1164


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Theatre History

DATES PRODUCTION
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 (2018)
7/9/2019 - 8/4/2019 The Band's Visit (2019)
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 (2016)
6/13/2017 - 7/2/2017 Hedwig and the Angry Inch (unknown)
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)
? - ? Gigi (2015)
? - ? The Who's Tommy (2019)
? - ? Les Miserables (1987) [Pre-Broadway]
? - ? Carmelina (1979) [Pre-Broadway]