Hundreds of celebrated stars have performed at the National Theatre including: Helen Hayes, John Barrymore, Joan Rivers, Carol Channing, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Pearl Bailey, Sarah Bernhardt, Spencer Tracy, and Katharine Hepburn. Every president and First Lady since 1835 have attended performances here as well.
National Theatre TicketsTelecharge: (800) 447-7400 - a $6 per ticket service charge is applied, plus a $2.50 fee per order.
Box Office Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday and holidays noon to 8 p.m.
Purchase tickets online.
Discount Tickets: A limited number of half-price tickets are available for students, seniors, military personnel and Department of Human Resource patrons. They are for sale at the box office only and for performances on Tuesday or Wednesday Evening or Sunday matinee.
You may also find premium seating at TicketsNow.com
Free Performances at the National Theatre
- Saturday-morning children's theater
- Monday-night showcases of local performers (September through May)
- Summer cinema (a variety of films)
National Theatre Location1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Closest Metro Station: Metro Center
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The National Theatre is located in the heart of Washington, DC, just three blocks from The White House. Many restaurants, hotels and shops are located in the neighborhood surrounding the theater. Find restaurants in Washington, DC’s theater district.
Parking Lots Near the National TheatrePMI - 1220 E Street, NW
PMI -1325 G Street, NW
QUICK PARK I - 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
QUICK PARK II - 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
COLONIAL PARKING - 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
CARRPARK - 1450 F Street, NW