We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shear Madness

Kennedy Center, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-467-4600
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Entertaining and fun every single time!

I've gone to Shear Madness several times over the years. When guests come to town, it's always a... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
purpose7
Great Take!

The five of us (two adults, 3 teenage kids) visited the show on Wednesday, April 19. We thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
jaymcq
,
Andover, Massachusetts
Read all 80 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Kennedy Center, Washington DC, DC
CONTACT
Website
+1 202-467-4600
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (80)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 24 May 2017

I've gone to Shear Madness several times over the years. When guests come to town, it's always a great place to take them because they can see the Kennedy Center and a show at the same time! The shows over the years have stayed current...More

Thank purpose7
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review- come back and play Shearlock anytime.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

The five of us (two adults, 3 teenage kids) visited the show on Wednesday, April 19. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The cast was terrific especially the salon owner. Hilarious actually! I was concerned my kids (17, 15, 13) might not like it, but they laughed...More

3  Thank jaymcq
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had the pleasure of seeing this show this past Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). We brought our two boys 10 and 15 yrs old. The show was incredibly funny and engaging. Though there were some political and sexual undertones, I did not find it...More

2  Thank Kelly D
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Thanks for playing Shearlock with us!

Reviewed 12 November 2016

The play was hysterical-topical and fun. It was fun to see so many young people enjoying the play and actively participating in "clues" portion of the play. Go you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Diane1109
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Thanks for being an armchair detective with us!

Reviewed 4 October 2016

This show provides great entertainment at a reasonable price. Our guests were delighted by this show.

1  Thank mburrows
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Thanks for being an armchair detective with us.

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

First, we were concerned based on some previous review that we would find the show dated and stale. They were so wrong! Cast was great, a lot of ad-libbing, and a lot of jokes based on current events (including the presidential debate if this week)...More

1  Thank mannart03
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

So glad you had a killer good time. Come back and grill the suspects with us anytime!

Reviewed 14 June 2016

A bit corny. Small theater with audience participation (only if you want). Not sure we were going to like it, but in the end we thoroughly did. Expect many high school groups in the audience. We got one of the last performances before the summer...More

1  Thank stangina
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Had a great time with my 14 year old granddaughter. We both enjoyed the play. It is very topical and funny. The comedy is easy for all ages to understand and appreciate. Lots of young people in the audience.

2  Thank Barbara W
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Thanks for helping us grill the suspects!

Reviewed 17 May 2016

This was an excellent nights entertainment with good laughs and nice audience participation. The cafeteria offered ok snack food. The seating was excellent regardless where you ended up in this cozy venue.

Thank adelZman
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

So glad to have you as part of the action. Come back anytime!

Reviewed 11 May 2016

Ok show. Most of the audience were High Scool students. Liked how the engaged the audience in solving the crime.

Thank pedechr
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2016

Thanks for coming and grilling some suspects with us.

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Swampoodle
1 review
.36 km away
Simon's Wok at Grill
.83 km away
Jj's Carryout
.84 km away
Papa John's
1 review
.85 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hillwood Museum & Gardens
1,013 reviews
1.98 km away
President Lincoln's Cottage
451 reviews
2.73 km away
Rock Creek Park
238 reviews
2.57 km away
Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium
9 reviews
1.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
victoriahawkins
11 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from ShearMadness | Property representative |
We have no official "dress code" for attending plays at Kennedy Center. Our patrons usually dress in business casual attire. However, we'd rather have a patron come in jeans and a sweatshirt than not come at all out of... More
0
Votes
Cindy B
9 July 2015|
Answer
Response from ShearMadness | Property representative |
All seats are great- but center might be your best option. The closer you are to the stage the closer you are to the action- so you've been warned! :-)
0
Votes
Angela M
17 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from ShearMadness | Property representative |
Hello- We would give the show a PG rating! We have hosted hundreds of Jr. High School Groups over the years with no issues. Children usually love the show! Thanks
1
Vote