The Band's Visit


“One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by.”—The New York Times

This critically acclaimed new musical celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing, and laughter can connect us all. After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. Based on the multi-award-winning film, The Band’s Visit is brought to the stage by three-time Tony® nominee David Yazbek, Drama Desk nominee Itamar Moses, and acclaimed director David Cromer.

Recommended for age 12 and up.

Presented by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Show Type
Running Time
150 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For Up to 15 Price Ranges
$45 - $129

Box Office Phone: 202-467-4600

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 07/09/2019 - 08/04/2019
Sunday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 08:00pm--
Wednesday 08:00pm--
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 07/31/2019 - 2:00pm

Dark Days

  • 08/04/2019 - 8:00pm


  • 07/23/2019 - 8:00pm
  • 07/26/2019 - 8:00pm


  • 07/14/2019 - 2:00pm
  • 07/20/2019 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 07/19/2019 - 8:00pm
  • 07/28/2019 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Sasson Gabay Tewfiq
Chilina Kennedy Dina
Pomme Koch Itzik
Joe Joseph Haled
Mike Cefalo Telephone Guy
Adam Gabay Papi
Ronnie Malley Camal
David Studwell Avrum
Production Personnel
David Cromer
Costume Designer
Sarah Laux
Set Designer
Scott Pask
Sound Designer
Kai Harada
Patrick McCollum
Musical Director
Dean Sharenow
Lighting Designer
Tyler Micoleau
David Yazbek
Book Writer
Itamar Moses
David Yazbek
Adapted From
The film, The Band's Visit
Projections/Media Designer
Maya Ciarrocchi


The Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater
2700 F Street, Washington, DC 20566

Getting There

  • Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange Line)
  • Free Kennedy Center shuttle bus available from the Foggy Bottom Metro to Kennedy Center


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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