Your Visit

Thank you for planning a visit to the National Theatre, America’s Theatre! Located in the backdrop of Washington D.C.’s historic downtown district, the National Theatre is proud to be a part of such a vibrant urban landscape, filled with award-winning restaurants, luxury accommodations, and rich culture.

Whether you’re coming from the District, the surrounding area, or traveling from out-of-state, the resources here will help you plan your entire visit to our historic venue. Enjoy!

Directions & Parking

For more information on reserved parking and getting to the National Theatre, click here.

Entry Policy

Large bags, backpacks, and outside food and drink are not allowed into the facility.  The National Theatre reserves the right to inspect belongings and limit access to the premises.


The National Theatre provides various accommodations to meet patrons’ needs. Click here to learn more about captioned performances, wheelchair accessibility, elevators, and more.

Hotel & Restaurant Partners

To dine with our partner restaurants or stay with our preferred hotel, click here to learn more.


To find out more about our concessions and outside food and drink policy, 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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