Welcome to the REACH | The Kennedy Center


Join Rose Kennedy Schlossberg, John F. Kennedy's granddaughter, in this exploration of The REACH -- the Kennedy Center's transformative new expansion. “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”—John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy’s vision was to set the artist free. Free to reach beyond hallowed halls and sacred walls into creative open spaces where audiences can reach back and connect with the art and the artist who created it. That’s why we created the REACH. The REACH is a living theater where diverse art forms collide to break down the boundaries between audience and art. It is an immersive learning center, a public incubator, and a set of dynamic, collaborative spaces where art happens so close audiences can reach out and touch it. Envisioned as a complement to, and extension of, the Kennedy Center’s mission, the REACH is an open stage for differing ideas and divergent cultures, delivering on a vision for what a 21st century arts center should be—inclusive, accessible, and interactive. Regular activities within the REACH will include club-style performances, a Learning Lab that welcomes students and visitors to explore hands-on arts experiences, and social events, as well as festivals, outdoor films, art installations, youth programs, and exhibitions. The REACH opens to the public on September 7, 2019, with a two-week-long celebration that features free campus-wide activities, indoor and outdoor performances and events, and extensive opportunities for the public to explore Washington’s newest cultural destination. More info: https://reach.kennedy-center.org/about/ Join us for the REACH Opening Festival - September 7-22, 2019. https://cms.kennedy-center.org/festivals/reach/ Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb

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