Saturday Morning at The National

You and your children are invited to join us at The National on Saturday mornings for a series of free programs that engage and inspire the young mind. Play, laugh, learn and discover through interactive performances, puppets, dance and music that are designed to light up the imagination and celebrate a world of wonder.

Saturday programming is best suited for children 4-10 years, but siblings and friends of other ages are always welcome. Performances take place each Saturday of the season at 9:30 and 11:00am in the historic Helen Hayes Gallery at The National Theatre.

A listing of the current season can be found here.

Click to Reserve Tickets

Tickets will be available to reserve one week prior to the performance date. The reservation system will close at 10am on the Friday before the performance. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to showtime to pick up your reserved tickets. Reserved tickets that are not picked up will be released to patrons waiting in the “stand-by line” 5 minutes before the show.

Walk up tickets are also available, and will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the start time of the show on a first come, first served basis.  Seating is limited so early arrival is recommended. All members of your party must be present to receive tickets.



Pinot & Augustine of Happenstance Theater perform a Saturday Morning show.

Saturday Morning at the National is made possible by

Marriott International, Inc. and

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, Inc.