The Kennedy Center

New Parking System at the Kennedy Center

As of November 26, 2018, the Kennedy Center has transitioned to a new system to operate our parking garage.

Purchasing Pre-Paid Parking

Pre-Paid Parking is now sold exclusively through the Kennedy Center website and the Kennedy Center Box Office (in person or by calling (202) 467-4600). Spaces have been made available through the 2018–2019 season (restrictions and blackout dates may apply). If Pre-Paid Parking is sold out, you may still purchase parking at a staffed booth when you arrive at the Kennedy Center.

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Garage Access

All of our garage portals are now open, both the south entry portals (near the REACH and Roosevelt Bridge) and the north (near the Watergate; B north is no longer a public entrance, however). For entry, we encourage garage traffic to use 25th Street, past the front of the Kennedy Center to the south portals. A north is accessible from New Hampshire Avenue/F Street and C north is accessible from Rock Creek Parkway only. Please follow direction from parking personnel. All garage portals, north and south, are available for exiting after performances.

New Automated Lanes

The Kennedy Center’s new parking system features dedicated self-service lanes for patrons who are paying by credit card or have purchased Pre-Paid Parking in advance. Cashiers will still be available for those who prefer to enter this way or would like to pay using cash.

Oversized and Van Accessible Parking

There are limited spaces within the garage for vehicles taller than six feet. For information about van accessible parking for vehicles over 6’ tall, please call (202) 416-7988.

Member Parking Discounts

Members at the Contributor level and above receive a 4-time $2 parking discount. The process for redeeming your discount is different with the new parking system, and your unique parking discount code is no longer needed. Once you have added parking to your cart, simply select whether you would like to use a coupon. If you are not yet logged in, you will be prompted to log in to your Membership account before applying your coupon. When purchasing parking at the box office or over the phone, indicate you would like to use a parking discount coupon. The number of parking coupon uses you have remaining can be found in your My Account page.

Please note that as of February 1, 2019 paper parking coupons will no longer be accepted.

New Traffic Pattern

New Parking Map