Theater & Performing Arts

Find the best seat in the house at Washington, DC’s theaters and performing arts venues.

21 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Check out our end-of-the-week picks and discover all of the best events, festivals, museum exhibits, concerts and more happening in the nation’s capital. Friday The 2019 World Series: Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros For the first time since 1933, the year’s most anticipated baseball event...

Can't-miss Washington, DC athletes and superstars - Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals
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
The Need-to-Know Guide to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The History of the Kennedy Center President John F. Kennedy famously loved and promoted the arts, inviting authors and musicians to the White House and laying the groundwork for the the National Endowment for the Arts. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts , the performing arts...

Outside the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC - Guide to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Free Things to Do: Theater & Performing Arts in Washington, DC

There is no shortage of free theater in Washington, DC, from shows with no admission charge to events and concerts. Some of the city’s most prestigious venues offer free opportunities, including the Kennedy Center (most notably, its Millennium Stage), the National Theatre, Ford’s Theatre,...

Free Theater and Performing Arts Experiences in Washington, DC - Luce Unplugged at the Luce Foundation Center for American Art in DC
70+ Things to Do This October in Washington, DC

We’ve picked out the best events, festivals, museum exhibits, theater performances, concerts and more happening this month in Washington, DC. Check out the best things to do in the nation's capital and plan your visit today. Events Maryland Renaissance Festival – Weekends through Oct. 20 This...

Air and Scare Halloween event at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Must-See Museum Exhibits, Events & More Ending Soon in Washington, DC

Many events , plays and museum exhibits that have elevated Washington, DC’s arts and culture scene are ending soon. Fortunately, we’ve compiled our favorites here so that you have an exciting checklist of things to do in the nation's capital. • • • ‘Fences’ – Ends Oct. 27 Ford’s Theatre is also...

@chasingkaiphoto - Child jumping in front of the U.S. Capitol building surrounded by fall foliage - Fall in Washington, DC
Molly Smith on Arena Stage, How to Get Last-Minute Tickets & the Southwest Neighborhood

Arena Stage , the stunning theater-in-the-round complex in the Southwest & The Wharf 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
5 Jazz Venues In Washington, DC That Are The Bee’s Knees

The online etymology dictionary credits jazz sax player Lester Young with coining the use of “cool” as an adjective to describe jazz, which helped give rise to the now oft-used descriptor. Young used to flash his sax chops in Washington, DC—sometimes at Olivia Davis’ Patio Lounge. Unlike that jazz...

Howard Theatre - Live Music Venues and Concert Halls in Washington, DC
13 Distinctly DC Music Venues You Have to Experience

When it comes to DC’s music legends, the landscape is as diverse as the city itself: Duke Ellington, Chuck Brown, Marvin Gaye, Ian MacKaye, Dave Grohl and Wale all share space atop the District’s musical Rushmore. Each artist has influenced the local landscape for years, but what’s the scene like...

Echostage - Live Music Venues in Washington, DC
20+ Must-See Fall Plays, Musicals & More in Washington, DC

Each fall, Washington, DC and its incredible performing arts scene offer up can’t-miss theater productions, from acclaimed Broadway plays to exciting new shows from local companies. Read on for highlights of the fall theater season. • • • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street...

H Street NE Neighborhood - Atlas Performing Arts Center & H Street Country Club - Washington, DC