Discovery Theater - The theater is dedicated to offering the best in live performing arts for young people. Each season more than a dozen productions feature puppets, storytellers, dancers, actors, musicians, and mimes in performances that present classic stories for children, folk tales from all over the world, American history and cultures, and innovative theater techniques.
Arena Stage - The core purpose of Arena Stage is to produce huge plays of all that is passionate, exuberant, deep and dangerous in the American spirit. Arena has broad shoulders and a capacity to produce anything from vast epics to charged dramas to robust musicals.
Ford's Theatre - A live, working theatre located in downtown Washington, DC. As a living tribute to President Abraham Lincoln's love of the performing arts, Ford's Theatre produces musicals and plays that embody family values, underscore multiculturalism, and illuminate the eclectic character of American life.
The National Theatre - One of America's oldest continually operating theaters features national tours of Broadway favorites, pre-Broadway shows and American premieres. Free family shows Saturday mornings. Check the website for info.
Studio Theatre - Founded in 1978, The Studio Theatre is the third largest producing theatre in Washington DC--recognized as a Major Cultural Institution in the nation's capital. The Studio is Washington's premiere stage for the best in contemporary theatre.
Warehouse Theater - The Warehouse now consists of: 120-seat black box theater - A gallery showcasing emerging artists from Washington and beyond.
The Washington Ballet - Founded in 1976 by the great American ballet pioneer Mary Day, The Washington Ballet is considered one of the country's finest ballet companies. The Company is recognized nationally and internationally for its high standards, artistic integrity, and unwavering commitment to presenting the very best in ballet.
Theater J - Hailed by The New York Times as "The Premier Theater for Premieres," Theater J has emerged as one of the most distinctive, progressive and respected Jewish theaters on the national and international scene.
The Washington Opera - Under the stewardship of Artistic Director Placido Domingo, The Washington Opera continues to move confidently forward on a great adventure that began when the company was founded in 1956. The Opera has achieved the stature of a world class company and plays to standing-room-only audiences at the Kennedy Center Opera House.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - The nation's busiest arts facility, presenting more than 3,000 performances each year for audiences approaching 2 million. The Center presents the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving the nation as a leader in arts education.
Shakespeare Theatre Company - Dedicated to becoming the nation's premier classic theatre. By focusing on works with profound themes, complex characters and heightened language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and those playwrights he influenced.
Lincoln Theatre - Restored to its original 1920s splendor through collaborative efforts of public and private organizations and individuals, it is currently cared for and maintained by the U Street Theatre Foundation.
Warner Theatre - When the Warner Theatre opened in 1924 it was hailed as a building of beauty, featuring a spectacular marble and gold leaf lobby and large auditorium complete with gold leaf ceilings and chandeliers. Today, having undergone a $10 million restoration, the Warner is host to a variety of Broadway productions, comedy, dance, film, and music concerts.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Known as the hottest theatre company in town, Woolly serves an essential 'Research and Development' role within the American theatre and plays premiered here have gone on to productions at more than 200 theatres in 39 states and 12 countries.
Washington Performing Arts Society - For 40 years, the presentation of a wide array of performances has developed new audiences for lesser-known artists, artists of diverse ethnicities, and contemporary art forms.