Theater & Performing Arts

Theater & Performing Arts: Find the best seat in the house at DC’s theaters.

13 Theaters to See a Show

Washington, DC is a theater town. With theaters big (think the Kennedy Center) and intimate (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), a range of performances are offered up for every taste.

Warner Theatre Washington DC
Things to See & Do in Southwest Waterfront

A renaissance is underway along this 47-acre riverfront community, and the new development is called The Wharf . Despite big changes, this historic neighborhood maintains many important remnants of its past including its historic seafood market, world-class theater, leisure cruise boat pier and...

Southwest Waterfront skyline
5 Jazz Venues In 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
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Theater & Performing Arts

Washington, DC is a cultural hub with a thriving performing arts scene and live music. We want to expose some of the District’s creative side, without requiring you to pay Broadway prices. Make good on these free (or affordable) ways to enjoy the arts in DC.

The Washington Ballet performance
15 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday Witness the blooming of the Corpse Flower at the U.S. Botanic Garden One of the most distinctive creations in the plant kingdom, the Corpse flower, also known as the “titan arum,” is the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world, meaning it has hundreds of flowers at its base that come...

DC United Crowd at RFK Stadium
10 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...

Amazing Live Music Venues - Washington, DC
Molly Smith on How to Get a Great Theater Tickets on the Day of the Show

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 main entrance
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.

Phillips Collection museum
20 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital celebrates the Fourth of July with a bang. Along with viewing the dynamic fireworks show on the National Mall , visitors can celebrate America’s birthday in dozens of venues and in a multitude of ways. Here is a list of 15 entertaining places where revelers can experience the...

Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC
Catch ‘Em While You Can

Museum Exhibits ‘Nature’s Best Photography Presents: Best of the Best’ – Closes Aug. 15 The National Museum of Natural History opened this expansive photography exhibit last year in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Windland Smith Rice International Awards, which celebrate beautiful natural...

ICEBERGS - National Building Museum - Washington, DC