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The National Theatre is a historic American theater located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., just two blocks from The White House. For nearly 200 years, the theater has hosted theatrical and musical presentations for the citizens of our Nation’s Capital. The National Theatre has welcomed nearly every major theatrical star in the nation’s history, a fact that no other theater in the hemisphere can claim.

The National Theatre continues to welcome local, national, and international artists and attractions that will astound and inspire audiences of all ages. With two performance venues, there is something for everyone at the National Theatre.

The National Theatre has a capacity of 1713* and is the perfect venue for concerts, Broadway shows, business meetings, comedy and family shows, lectures and community events.

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Located on the 2nd floor, the Helen Hayes Lounge is an intimate 125-seat performance space that is an ideal location for children’s programming and local performers to showcase their talents. The Gallery is also a prime location for meetings, receptions, and private functions.

For more information about the Helen Hayes Lounge, please call 202-628-6161.

*Capacity is subject to change, based on a specific performance or event.

Due to the ongoing health crisis, the National Theatre has implemented multiple changes to our spring and summer 2020 schedule. Those holding tickets have been contacted with further instructions. Please email info@thenationaldc.com with questions or concerns. We appreciate your patience while the Box Office and administrative offices are closed. [As of 6/1/20]

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