Theater & Shows in Washington, D. C.

Up to 51% Off Standup-Comedy Show

A.G. White and Al Goodwin

Blind Whino ARTS

$35 $17

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Brooklyn-based A.G. White and "America's Funniest People" winner Al Goodwin perform

Priest Tyaire Presents: "Mrs. Independent" – Up to 30% Off Play

Priest Tyaire Presents: Mrs. Independent

Warner Theatre

$60.50 $42.35

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Priest Tyaire's latest work examines reversed roles in a marriage, as performed by an all-star cast including Robin Givens

Up to 47% Off Ivan Amodei Magic Show

Ivan Amodei

The Historic Mayflower Hotel

$85 $45

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An award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Shvendy's Comedy Club at Chief Ike’s Mambo Room

Chief Ike's Mambo Room

$20 $10

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New York comedian performs with fellow standups in a monthly D.C. performance

Lenny Marcus with Andy Pitz – Up to 45% Off Standup

Lenny Marcus with Andy Pitz

The Burke Theater

$54.74 $30

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After a pre-show mixer of food and drinks, enjoy sharp and sardonic sets from New York standups seen on Comedy Central and Letterman

Up to 51% Off Standup Comedy

"Late Night Talk" Starring Luenell

The Arena Stage

$57.50 $28

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"Bad Girl of Comedy" seen in "Borat" and The Katt Williams Comedy Tour takes the stage with support from Sampson McCormick

Miss Black USA Pageant – Up to 52% Off

Miss Black USA Pageant

University of the District of Columbia, Performing Arts Theatre

$41.99 $20

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Annual pageant celebrates social advocacy in the black community, and develops leadership skills while awarding a scholarship to the winner

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Converted from a historic 1930s art-deco theater, Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse is a combination restaurant and theater that features a 75-minute live stand-up show on select Thursdays. Become an usher's nightmare while rolling on the floor and laughing due to the humorous musings of top comics. Take in the sarcasm of comedians who have been featured on shows such as The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and SNL as they locate funny bones with surgical precision.

610 F St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Constellation Theatre Company immerses audiences in ensemble-driven plays that explore vast expanses of human emotion and experience. Written by famed Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding weaves a dark tale of romantic longing, betrayal, and murder, all set around a rural wedding. The play seesaws between psychological realism and dreamlike sequences starring the moon, her priestess, and death incarnate, which elevate the show's meditations on violence to haunting allegory while conspicuously snubbing other A-list celestial bodies. Song-and-dance sequences set to live music further draw showgoers into the onstage action. Constellation Theatre Company's black-box theater fosters an intimacy that breaks down emotional fourth walls and social prohibitions against holding a stranger's hand during the scary parts.

1835 14th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

This Groupon saws the price of a magic show ticket in slightly more than half—magically, without breaking the skin, harming the vital organs, or causing paper-blood. See Glenn Gary's Parlor Magic, a spectacular evening of "cabaret magic," an intimate, close-up type of abracadabra performed for small crowds with audience participation (shows are limited to 40 guests). Magic is used to delight the young and young at heart with a humorously narrated card trick. Magick is used to keep that blowhard Erasmus Stodgewell from acquiring the Orb of Osiris.

1400 M St NW
Washington,
DC
US

David Cale, a writer of songs, monologues, plays, and musicals, premieres his newest play at the Studio Theatre, building upon an already impressive resumé as an Obie Award winner, contributor to National Public Radio's This American Life, and performer alongside Bette Midler. The world premiere of his current one-man show, The History of Kisses, follows a writer who isolates himself in an oceanfront motel as inspiration to complete a steamy collection of seaside romance stories, but whose work is interrupted by the trysts of his motel-mates and a constant stream of texts from teenage lobsters.

1501 14th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

With an arsenal of informative magazines, elegant photographs, and illuminating documentaries, National Geographic has inspired planetary responsibility and natural wonderment for more than 120 years. Their latest filmed adventure, The Last Lions, ushers viewers into the wetlands of Botswana's Okavango Delta, where a lioness named Ma di Tau and her cubs fight for their survival. From fleeing raging fires and cub-killing rival prides to wading through crocodile-infested rivers and the supermarket at rush hour, this family suffers perils that leave audiences touched and awestruck. Crafted by award-winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, and narrated by Jeremy Irons, The Last Lions aims to raise awareness of dwindling big-cat populations while sharing a compelling story of hope. The film is rated PG for depictions of the food-chain cycle without the accompaniment of an Elton John song.

1145 17th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Formed in the glory days of heavy metal, Queensrÿche rocks audiences with songs that reveal the fierce polish of 30 years of evolving artistry. The band's distinctive mix of prog rock, metal, and subliminal messaging rocketed their Empire album up the charts, launching hits such as "Silent Lucidity," "Jet City Woman," and "Best I Can." Normally reserved only for members of Queensrÿche's fan club, a backstage meet-and-greet lets a small group of the devoted make personal connections with the four lords of loudness, shaking their lightning-fast hands and comparing headbanging techniques. With experience opening for Nickelback and Staind, opening band The Fifth's wailing guitars rally fist pumps and head thrashes as raging as a riverbed full of angry bulls.

1215 U St NW
Washington,
DC
US