Our Story

The Kennedy Center Gift Shops carefully source, produce and sell a curated selection of high-quality, unique products, the proceeds of which provide major financial support to the nation’s center for the performing arts. 

Inside the Shops you will find performance related products, unique jewelry, accessories and apparel, toys and games, high-quality gifts and collectibles, music CD’s and books, Kennedy-inspired gifts and unique branded merchandise inspired by and reflective of the center’s mission and creative arts.

The mission of The Kennedy Center is to increase opportunities for all people to participate in and understand the arts. To fulfill that mission, the Center strives to commission, produce, and present performances reflecting the highest standards of excellence and diversity indicative of the world in which we live.