Kennedy Center to Reopen in Fall 2021

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington D.C., just announced plans for its in-person 50th Anniversary season


To open the 50th Anniversary season, in September 2021, the venue will host two weekends of performances and free activities on the REACH campus.

COVID-19 safety protocols are still in place and will continue to be updated. Further details on performances for the new season will be announced and go on sale in the upcoming weeks.

“I can think of no better way to reemerge from the darkness of these last many months than to reopen with a vibrant, season-long celebration of the Center’s rich history and the bright future of the arts in our nation,” said Deborah F. Rutter, Kennedy Center President. “At the heart of our planning and preparation, even as we continue to navigate health and financial challenges, is the desire to present a season and a fresh patron experience that taps into our 50 years of history as the National Cultural Center.

"We will reawaken those stories and ensure that all are invited to participate and tell us their own. But we also want to continue shining a light on the future of the performing arts with works and initiatives that speak to the promise of America’s greatest asset— the human spirit and diversity of our artists.”