The Kennedy Center is the nation's busiest performing arts center, hosting approximately 2,000 events each year for audiences numbering more than 2 million. Since 1971, the Kennedy Center has been bringing the world to Washington with magnificent performances of music, dance, theater, and more.
Performing arts presentations include theater, symphony, chamber music, opera, ballet, jazz, music festivals and more. Prestigious annual events such as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the National Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Ball are also held here.
The Kennedy Center occasionally hosts visual art exhbitions.