Music & Theater
in Washington, DC
(showing 1 - 6 out of 6)
If you’re looking for a fun alternative to the same old movie theater outing – whether with friends or family – take a look at our music & theater options. This area is full of exciting things to do, including theatrical productions and musicals.
Check out our venues below and add some magic to your days. Each listing includes a more detailed description of the venue and the events they host, as well as their name, address, phone number, website, and driving directions.
Capital City Symphony
1333 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002 Directions
When the curtain rises and the conductor's baton goes up at the Capital City Symphony, you know that you are about to experience something truly special. This highly accomplished group of musicians work hard all year long to present the various concerts, entertainment, and presentations on their very busy calendar. Everyone from big fans of classical music to even casual admirers will gain a deeper appreciation for the works of such masters as Beethoven, Mahler and Rachmaninoff as they are brought to life through the instruments of the members of the Capital City Symphony.
511 10th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 Directions
Ford's Theatre has a built-in drama all its own. This is where John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln, and that unsettling episode still resonates in the structure today. Take a tour that retraces the incident, and you can also get a look at some of the interesting backstage areas. And if you are visiting for a performance, the excellent acoustics and inviting seating arrangement will ensure that whether you are watching a play or a musical production, the entertainment takes on a deeper significance when you consider that you are sitting within some truly historic walls.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St NW
Washington, DC 20566 Directions
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts can be considered the headquarters of stage performances in Washington, or even the whole country for that matter! The entertainment facility is immense as it sprawls out over 17 acres, overlooks the Potomac River and features six theaters that are always staging various productions like plays, operas, ballets and lots more. There are tours of the facility itself, as well as several exhibits and even an excellent concession area.
Shakespeare Theatre Company
450 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 Directions
Sure, you've studied Shakespeare in school, but when the words come to life on stage, it's a completely different experience. The Shakespeare Theatre Company is considered to be the premiere Shakespeare theatrical group in the country. Founded in 1985, this group of performers has consistently presented classic theater and made it accessible entertainment for audiences of all ages who gain a deeper appreciation for these timeless works.
The Lincoln Theatre
1215 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009 Directions
The Lincoln Theatre is a show in and of itself. The truly stunning layout and architecture is something to behold, and the venue hosts several entertainment events year round. Whether they are seminars, dance recitals, plays or musical concerts, the Lincoln Theatre proves to be a classic and memorable backdrop against which any performer will no doubt put forth the best performance possible.
The Washington Ballet
3515 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016 Directions
The Washington Ballet was founded in 1976 by the great American ballet pioneer Mary Day, this group is considered to be one of the nation's finest ballet companies. The performers push themselves to the limit to deliver the highest caliber of artistic expression and entertainment in such famous titles as the Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland and the Great Gatsby, to name but a few. So buy your tickets, get dressed up, and enjoy a truly dazzling evening with the Washington Ballet.
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