Saturday Morning Live! At The National

Out of an abundance of caution, The National Theatre Corporation is canceling its Saturday Morning Live! performances on March 14, April 4, and April 18. While disappointed, the safety and well-being of our patrons and employees are of premiere importance.

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. These performances take place in the Helen Hayes Gallery on the second floor of the theatre. The shows start at 9:30am and 11am.

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Tickets will be available to reserve eight days 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 check in. 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. 


If you are an artist or booking agency and you are interested in performing for the Saturday Morning Live! At The National program, please contact Jessica Cima at


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

Saturday Morning Live! At the National is made possible by

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

and Marriott International, Inc.



Due to the ongoing health crisis, the National Theatre will be implementing multiple changes to its spring 2020 schedule, affecting the following shows: STING STARRING IN THE LAST SHIP, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, BLUE MAN GROUP, and BABY SHARK LIVE. All patrons holding tickets for these shows will be contacted with further instructions, or patrons can click "LEARN MORE" below for more information. Please contact the National Theatre at with questions or concerns. We appreciate your patience while Box Office and administrative hours are limited. [As of 4/2/20]

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