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Lincoln Theatre

The Lincoln Theatre, built in 1922, was a cultural center of D.C., predating and influencing Harlem's renaissance. Washington natives Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey were joined by nationally acclaimed artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong and Sarah Vaughn, who performed regularly on the storied staged. President Franklin D. Roosevelt celebrated his birthday parties at the Lincoln Colonnade, a party hall once located at the theatre.

In June 2013, I.M.P. was selected by the District of Columbia to operate the theater in the city's U Street Neighborhood. I.M.P. also operates the 9:30 Club in the District and Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.

Largest Meeting Room Details
Capacity, Banquet-style: 900
Capacity, Classroom-style: 1000
Capacity, Theatre-style: 1000
Meeting Space Details
Inside Reception Capacity: 750
Facility Amenities
Full Bar, Live Music, ADA Compliant, ADA compliant
Rooftop Bar
Rate Type
Attraction Rates
Distance to Conv Center
5 Blocks
Distance to Metro
1 Blocks
Metro Station
U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Metro Line
Green, Yellow
Payment Options
American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Upcoming Events
1215 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
U Street

(202) 888-0050 or boxoffice () thelincolntheatre ! org