Theatre Week

Increasing visibility and excitement, Theatre Week celebrates the launch of the theatre season in the Washington, DC region with dozens of shows at low prices on your favorite stages, a community kickoff fest, and free events.

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Jose Ucles, John Hauge, Tom Null at the 2019 Kickoff Party

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Theatre Week kicks off the launch of the theatre season in the Washington, DC region. With dozens of participating theatres and productions, it is a celebration of the theatre community, providing an opportunity to sample the diverse and vibrant work on a variety of stages across the region. There are musicals, dramas, comedies, theatre for young audiences, and more to explore. In addition to discounted tickets, Theatre Week also includes special events (most of which are free) designed to entertain, educate, and, of course, inspire.

Washington, DC offers a vibrant, diverse and inclusive theater scene filled with creativity, innovation and history. With more than 60 theaters in the Metro area, there’s something for everyone.
Robin McClain,
Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Destination DC


In September 2023, our month-long celebration of Theatre Week kicked off with a party for over 1,000 guests at Arena Stage. More than 45 theatres and theatre-makers participated – providing activities, giveaways, and entertainment for #DCTheatre audiences. The Kickoff Fest was followed by three weeks of tickets discounted to $20, $40, or $60 to 20+ productions all over the region. Additionally, there were free events including a bike tour of DC-area theatres, Nats baseball game, readings, classes, and workshops.


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