The National Theatre

Venue Address

1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States

The National Theatre is a historic American theatre located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., just two blocks from the White House.

With a capacity of 1,713,* The National Theatre is the perfect venue for concerts, theatrical shows, business meetings, comedy and family shows, and lectures.

The second floor lobby, named after D.C. theatre icon Helen Hayes, has a capacity of 125.* The intimate space is a prime location for meetings, receptions, and private functions. 

*Capacities are subject to change, based on specific performance or event needs.

Public Transportation
The venue is closest to Metro Center (Red, Orange, Silver, Blue) and Federal Triangle (Orange, Silver, Blue).

Numerous parking garages are within walking distance of the venue. Please note that The National Theatre cannot guarantee availability. Patrons are encouraged to double-check availability before arriving, since some downtown D.C. businesses are experiencing schedule changes due to Covid-19. To learn more:
Parking Options
Street parking, Paid garages
Accessibility Information

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