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The National Theatre Corporation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural organization and relies on the generous financial support of individuals and corporations like you to ensure that Washington’s historic cultural center continues to present world-class entertainment and free educational children’s programs.

Your support allows us to invest our energy in creating a bright future for both adult and children’s theatre in DC as we continue to strengthen and grow our existing community programs, Saturday Morning Live! At The National, Community Stage Connections, and the Teens Behind the Scenes.

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Ghost Light Challenge

The Board of Directors of The National Theatre Corporation have created the Ghost Light Challenge – a one-of-a-kind opportunity to encourage support of the theatre and to help The National’s ghost light to shine as a beacon of hope for the day when we can gather again in person and enjoy the power, pleasure, and joy of live theatre.

The terms are simple: 100 donors by October 31 triggers a $10,000 challenge gift for The National Theatre’s much-loved community education programs (Saturday Morning Live! At The National, Teens Behind the Scenes, and Community Stage Connections).

Will you help us meet the Ghost Light Challenge? Please consider becoming a “Friend of The National” with a gift of $60 or more today. Every gift makes a difference as donors like you are the foundation of our organization. For those who are able to give $250 or more, we are pleased to offer additional, exclusive benefits in appreciation of your support. For more information, and to make your tax-deductible gift, please visit our secure giving website.

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Donate to The National Theatre Corporation when making purchases from Amazon. AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charity of your choice when you shop using AmazonSmile. Every item available through Amazon is available at Just select National Theatre Corporation as your charity and continue shopping!


Join our Family with a Circle Membership

For a $1,500+ tax-deductible contribution, Circle members enjoy special hot-line access to exclusive house seats, and other optional premiums including complimentary tickets in the Executive Star Box, backstage tours, and honored listing in every issue of The National Theatre Playbill.  Click here to learn more.


Dedicate a Seat in our Historic Theatre

Take a Seat! Remember that first play you saw at The National? Commemorate a family member, close friend, or teacher who introduced you to your love of the arts by purchasing a seat at The National Theatre in their name! Or demonstrate your love of The National Theatre by purchasing a seat for yourself! Click here to learn more.


Learn About our Programs

To learn more about our free, community programs, click here.

Due to the ongoing health crisis, The National Theatre has implemented multiple changes to our 2020 schedule. Our next season will begin in spring 2021, and we look forward to sharing more information with you later this fall. Please email with questions. We appreciate your patience while the Box Office and administrative offices are closed. [As of 8/20/20]

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