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Kennedy Center [Opera House] - Theater Information

Address:
2700 F Street

Washington, DC 20566

BUILT: 1972

SEATING CAPACITY: 2364


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Kennedy Center [Opera House] History

The Opera House is the second-largest theater in the Center, with 2,364 seats. It was designed for ballet, opera, and musical theater. Over the years, the Opera House has welcomed dozens of the world's great dance and opera companies and has hosted some of the most important artistic events of the last quarter century. With its distinctive red and gold chandelier, a gift from Austria, the Opera House makes an elegant setting for the annual Kennedy Center Honors, the nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in the arts.

What Shows Played the Kennedy Center [Opera House]

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? Hamilton (Philip Company) (2017)
? - ? To Kill a Mockingbird (2020)
? - ? Mean Girls (2021)
? - ? Jesus Christ Superstar (2019)
? - ? Ain't Too Proud (2021)
? - ? Hadestown (2021)
7/18/2019 - 9/7/2019 Aladdin (2017)
6/4/2019 - 7/7/2019 Hello, Dolly! (2018)
10/30/2018 - 11/25/2018 Anastasia (2018) [Cancelled]
6/12/2018 - 9/16/2018 Hamilton (Angelica Company) (2021)
2/14/2018 - 2/17/2018 West Side Story (2018)
1/9/2018 - 1/28/2018 On Your Feet (2017)
12/12/2017 - 1/7/2017 An American in Paris (2016)
10/24/2017 - 11/19/2017 The Book of Mormon (2012)
6/13/2017 - 7/16/2017 The Sound of Music (2015)
4/4/2017 - 4/16/2017 Chicago (2017)
7/13/2016 - 8/20/2016 The Phantom of the Opera (2013)
6/14/2016 - 7/10/2016 Kinky Boots (2014)
10/6/2015 - 10/25/2015 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (2015)
7/7/2015 - 8/16/2015 Once (2013)
6/16/2015 - 8/16/2015 The Book of Mormon (2012)
6/17/2014 - 8/17/2014 The Lion King (2002)
12/17/2013 - 1/15/2014 Elf The Musical (2013)
10/29/2013 - 11/10/2013 Sister Act (2012)
7/9/2013 - 8/18/2013 The Book of Mormon (2012)
7/9/2013 - 8/18/2013 The Book of Mormon (2012)
6/11/2013 - 7/7/2013 Anything Goes (2012)
11/20/2012 - 11/25/2012 Jekyll & Hyde (2012)
10/23/2012 - 11/11/2012 War Horse (2012)
7/10/2012 - 7/29/2012 The Addams Family (2011)
6/12/2012 - 7/1/2012 Memphis: A New Musical (2011)
12/13/2011 - 1/15/2012 Billy Elliot (2010)
9/28/2011 - 10/30/2011 Les Miserables (2010)
6/15/2011 - 8/21/2011 Wicked (1st National Tour) (2005)
10/26/2010 - 11/21/2010 Hair (2010)
7/1/2010 - 8/22/2010 Mary Poppins (2009)
12/15/2009 - 1/10/2010 Young Frankenstein (2009)
6/30/2009 - 8/9/2009 The Color Purple (2007)
12/16/2008 - 1/11/2009 Legally Blonde (2008)
6/26/2008 - 8/24/2008 The Lion King (2002)
11/15/1986 - ? Goya (1986)
5/15/1980 - ? Evolution of the Blues (1980)
3/5/1980 - 3/29/1980 Swing (1980) [Pre-Broadway]
1/9/1980 - ? West Side Story (1980) [Pre-Broadway]
8/9/1979 - ? Oklahoma! (1979) [Pre-Broadway]
? - 9/23/1978 Oh, Kay! (1978) [Pre-Broadway]
? - 11/13/1976 The Baker's Wife (1976) [Pre-Broadway]
12/4/1975 - 12/27/1975 Pacific Overtures (1976) [Pre-Broadway]
9/5/1971 - ? Mass (1971)
? - ? Sing, America, Sing (1975)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Kennedy Center [Opera House]?
Kennedy Center [Opera House]'s current show is Ain't Too Proud which opened on 12/28/2021.

What when was Kennedy Center [Opera House] built?
Kennedy Center [Opera House] was built in 1972.

How many seats does Kennedy Center [Opera House] have?
Kennedy Center [Opera House] has 2364 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Kennedy Center [Opera House]?
Wicked (1st National Tour) which ran from 3/8/2005 to 3/15/2015, The Book of Mormon which ran from 8/14/2012 to 5/1/2016, Kinky Boots which ran from 9/4/2014 to 6/18/2017, Les Miserables which ran from 11/19/2010 to 8/11/2013 and Billy Elliot which ran from 10/30/2010 to 6/23/2013,