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Washington, D.C. Performing Arts

National Theatre

  • 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Map It
  • Downtown
  • Theater

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Though rebuilt several times, the National Theatre has operated in the same location since 1835. It now hosts touring Broadway shows, from classics like Porgy and Bess and Chicago, to contemporary punk like American Idiot. In November 2013, the National presented If/Then, its first pre-Broadway tryout in years. From September through April, look for free children's shows Saturday mornings and free Monday-night shows that may include Asian dance, performance art, and a cappella cabarets.

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1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20004, USA

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