LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) was established as a priority early in the planning phase for The REACH at the Kennedy Center, our 65,000 square-foot expansion opening to the public in September.
Event rentals at the REACH offer a wide range of room capacities, multi-functional spaces, state of the art technology, and a variety of amenities.
This fall, artists and audiences from the Washington, D.C. area, the U.S., and around the globe come together at the nation’s cultural capital to dance, sing, create, collaborate, listen, learn, talk, share, and celebrate the opening of the REACH with a free 16-day festival on September 7–22. Get all the details at the REACH Opening … Continue reading "Join Us for the REACH Opening Festival Starting September 7th"
When the Kennedy Center set out to create a 21st-century expansion of its iconic performing arts venue, design presented both a challenge and an opportunity. The new complex would complement the existing, grand building and house new and approachable spaces to accommodate a diverse community. Continue reading “How the REACH was designed with community in … Continue reading "How the REACH was designed with community in mind"
The REACH is a place where visitors, audiences and artists can come together for collaboration, experimentation, and exploration in the spirit of President Kennedy’s vision for a new frontier for the arts. Many of the spaces have been named after historical and personal moments in his life as an expression of our role as his … Continue reading "Spaces at the REACH"
On any given day at the REACH, the new Kennedy Center expansion opening this fall, the arts will manifest themselves in a number of ways. There might be ballet dancers rehearsing in a large, light-filled studio, with a small crowd watching from a viewing space above. There may be families taking a creative workshop and … Continue reading "How the Kennedy Center’s new expansion is making the arts accessible for an entire community"
Explore the REACH on your desktop computer or mobile phone through 360-degree images of the campus and buildings. You can also launch the experience on Google Cardboard!
Explore our new, immersive campus that breaks down barriers between audience and art through this new sneak-peek video!
On June 5, 2018, the Kennedy Center announced that the REACH—its ongoing expansion project—will open to the public on September 7, 2019, during a hard hat tour attended by civic and cultural leaders from across the Washington, D.C. region.
Construction has progressed rapidly, giving our patrons a sneak peek at the future silhouette of the Kennedy Center campus. Recently seen on the Center’s Expansion Cam, carpenters have completed the ceiling forms for Studio A, the largest studio in the REACH. To ensure a perfect product, the team created many mock-up ceiling forms for their … Continue reading "Interior Ceiling Design"