Arena Stage, Washington DC

4.5
Theater · Concert / Show
Arena Stage is a not-for-profit regional theater based in Southwest Washington, D.C. It was a pioneer in 1950 of the Regional Theater Movement.

It is located at a theatre complex called the Mead Center for American Theater since its opening in 2010 after extensive renovation; this included construction of a third small theater in a complex with two stages: one a theatre in the round and the other a proscenium style. The Artistic Director is Molly Smith and the Executive Director is Edgar Dobie. It is the largest company in the country dedicated to American plays and playwrights.

It commissions and develops new plays through the American Voices New Play Institute. Established in 1950, the company now serves an annual audience of more than 300,000. Its productions have received numerous local and national awards, including the Tony Award for best regional theater.
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  • It's a very nice theater with a super modern look and feel to it. The main theater has super comfortable seats and the sight lines are great from pretty much everywhere. No problem hearing the...  more »
  • Awesome theatre in the round! Easy to access via metro (Waterfront station or parking). Large ladies’ room for intermission. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Definitely recommend seeing shows...  more »

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