Shear Madness America's Hilarious Whodunit


It's Fresh, Funny & Different Every Night!

In Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center
Tickets only $48.00 each for AAA Members (limit 4)
Mention AAA when charging by phone
at 202-467-4600
or when purchasing in person
at the box office

Offer subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other discount or savings.
You must present your AAA membership card at the box office when picking up your ticket(s).

Theater Lab at The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

The 388-seat theater has been home to Shear Madness since August 1987 and is America's Second Longest Running Play. When The Kennedy Center opened in 1971, Washington began to draw the best of concerts, dance, musicals, opera, and drama to its five theaters. President Eisenhower proposed the idea for a national cultural center in 1958. John F. Kennedy had also strongly supported the concept, and after his assassination the center was dedicated to him as a living memorial. Designed by Edward Durell Stone, The Kennedy Center now presents more performing arts than any other institution in the United States. The Lab also occasionally hosts free Millennium Stage performances. 2012 marked an entire renovation to the Theater Lab. The renovation included a complete seating and equipment overhaul, plus upgrades to backstage areas, support space and stage access for performers. All the performance lighting was converted to low-energy consuming LED lighting. Check out the Time-Lapse Video of the Shear Madness set build.

Download: The Kennedy Center Floor Map.pdf

Seating Chart and stage at The Theater Lab




Shear Madness Gift Certificates at the Kennedy Center


Box Office
(202) 467-4600


Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC

Give the Gift of Laughter!

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Tues - Fri

6 PM & 9 PM

3 PM & 7 PM

8 PM

Groups Call


or contact your tour operator


Closed 3/11/2020

Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center will begin performances on  February 15,2022. Tickets for members  will go on sale November 2, 2021.

Opening February 15, 2022


Shear Madness has decided to close the show making Wednesday March 11, 2020 our final performance. Thank You for 40+ Fabulous Years!

Box Office - closed

Get priority group seating NOW before single tickets go on sale November 2, 2021.