National Theatre Washington, D.C.


1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004 Downtown DC Rate and review
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National Theatre Washington, D.C. National Theatre was established in 1835 and is the oldest continuing operating theatre in Washington, DC. On Pennsylvania Avenue, three blocks from The White House, stands the National Theatre, also known as "The Theatre of Presidents." This historic playhouse has seen Pennsylvania Avenue grow from the muddy main street of a fledgling capital, to the ceremonial avenue of a great world power.

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National Theatre Corporation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, strives to entertain and enrich our audiences through a variety of classical to contemporary mainstage productions from around the world. Partnerships with other arts organizations and regional theatres enable us to collaborate and present excellent productions to Washington audiences. We support and employ local theatrical artists to exercise and grow their talents through performances in our free cultural programs that educate and stimulate the creative side of children, adults, and senior citizens

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