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The National Theatre is a historic American theater located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., just two blocks from The White House. For nearly 200 years, the theater has hosted theatrical and musical presentations for the citizens of our Nation’s Capital. The National Theatre has welcomed nearly every major theatrical star in the nation’s history, a fact that no other theater in the hemisphere can claim.

The National Theatre continues to welcome local, national, and international artists and attractions that will astound and inspire audiences of all ages. With two performance venues, there is something for everyone at the National Theatre.

The National Theatre has a capacity of 1713* and is the perfect venue for concerts, Broadway shows, business meetings, comedy and family shows, lectures and community events
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Located on the 2nd floor, the Helen Hayes Gallery is an intimate 125-seat performance space that is an ideal location for children’s programming and local performers to showcase their talents. The Gallery is also a prime location for meetings, receptions, and private functions.

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*Capacity is subject to change, based on a specific performance or event.

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 info@thenationaldc.com 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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