Theatre Week Kickoff Party 2018

Saturday, September 8

Noon - 4pm

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - 641 D Street NW, Washington, DC

FREE food, drinks, & entertainment!

Join theatre makers from across the DMV for an afternoon of performances, demonstrations, conversations and giveaways at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Come talk to a designer or director, learn about your favorite company’s upcoming offerings, and maybe even discover a theatre you didn’t know anything about! Backstage tours, giveaways, meet-and-greets with representatives from companies large and small, and performances are all on the menu at this rousing celebration of the 2018-2019 theatre season. Local restaurants and beverage companies are there to share food and drinks with you too -- and it’s all free and open to theater lovers and newcomers alike.

Historic Theatre Walking Tour with Bob Mondello

Monday, September 17

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Meet at National Theatre - 1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Join NPR senior arts critic Bob Mondello for an evening outing among the landmarks of downtown Washington. We’ll gather at National Theatre for introductions, then meander through the city’s core, talking along the way about playhouses where local and national theatre history has been made. Count on surprising and maybe even scandalous stories from one of DC’s most beloved cultural commentators; The other stop on the tour is Ford’s Theatre (naturally).

ShowTunes & Cocktails: Special Theatre Week Edition

Monday, September 17


Beacon Bar & Grill - 1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Especially for Theatre Week, we’re taking our monthly showTunes & Cocktails evening and turning things up to 11 with a very special guest headliner. Helen Hayes Award winner Felicia Curry will join us at the Beacon Bar & Grill as we gather ‘round the baby grand to belt out showtunes and cabaret favorites with the incomparable Glenn Pearson at the keyboard.

Tour de Theatre

Saturday, September 22

9:30AM to 1:00PM

Back by popular demand: this free community bike tour led by Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr. In this relaxed-pace excursion through the nation’s capital area, we’ll visit some of the hidden (and not so hidden) gems of the Washington theatre community, including Arena Stage and Signature Theatre. So fill up your Camelbak, strap on your helmet and join us to explore the breadth and diversity of the area’s stages. Snacks and water provided at stops along the ride route.