Theater & Performing Arts

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The Kennedy Center’s Robert van Leer on Foggy Bottom

Robert van Leer, the Kennedy Center ’s Senior Vice President of Artistic Planning, helps decide which plays, operas, dance troupes and jazz combos play at the performing arts center on the banks of the Potomac River. He’s only been in town since 2015, but since van Leer lives next door in...

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Theaters and Performing Arts Centers in Washington, DC
13 Holiday-Themed Performances & Shows in Washington, DC

As the calendar turns to December, Christmas music blares from stereos, holiday displays and lights populate houses and storefronts and, most importantly, you need ways to let your seasonal spirit flourish. The nation’s capital has plenty of options, so get that ugly sweater ready for a month’s...

The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker - Holiday Performances in Washington, DC
Molly Smith on Arena Stage, How to Get Last-Minute Tickets & the Southwest Waterfront

Arena Stage , the stunning theater-in-the-round complex in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood , is an ideal venue to see compelling theater. Visitors can purchase tickets to see great American theater even on the day they visit. Molly Smith, who leads the Tony Award-winning theater complex,...

Arena Stage Moby Dick performance
3 Days of Favorites in the Nation's Capital

Morning The National Mall , home to many of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution , is a great place to start your day. See the magnificent jewels, dinosaurs and mammals on display at the National Museum of Natural History ; the airplanes and interactive flight simulators at the National Air...

Things to Do This Holiday Weekend in Washington, DC

Memorial Day Weekend Festivities The nation’s capital knows how to kick off summer . Memorial Day weekend is packed with fun in the District, with a parade, a motorcycle rally, a concert, Major League Baseball, a choral festival, live music and much, much more all on the docket for the long weekend...

Tidal Basin Jefferson Memorial Paddle Boats - Washington, DC
13 Theaters & Performance Spaces to See a Show in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a theater town. With theaters big (think the Kennedy Center, Warner Theatre and National Theatre) and intimate (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Shakespeare Theatre Company), a range of performances and cultural experiences are offered up for every taste in the nation's capital.

Warner Theatre Washington DC
11 Ways to Celebrate the JFK Centennial in Washington, DC

John F. Kennedy promoted the ideals of courage, freedom, justice, service and gratitude, spreading a notion of empowerment during his time as commander-in-chief. Born on May 29, 1917, Kennedy’s 100th birthday is just around the corner, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has been...

John F. Kennedy Bust in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Theaters and Performing Arts Centers in Washingtno, DC
40+ Things to Do This June in Washington, DC

Events SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience – June 2-3 Lovers of brews will not want to miss SAVOR , which features 86 craft breweries from all over the U.S. showing off two of their most acclaimed flavors at the National Building Museum . That adds up to 172 beers available for...

SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience - Summer Food Festival in Washington, DC
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Arts & Culture

Home of the Kennedy Center , 75+ museums and a thriving theater scene, Washington, DC is brimming with cultural possibilities at every turn. The best part: many are free of charge. Check out all of these free and almost free arts and culture-related things to do.

Couple at the Phillips Collection - Dupont Circle - Washington, DC
The Need-to-Know Guide to the Kennedy Center

President John F. Kennedy celebrates his 100th birthday on May 29, and the Kennedy Center is honoring the 35th president with unique performances inspired by his legacy. Find out how you can celebrate the JFK Centennial in the District. The History President John F. Kennedy famously loved and...

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