Theater & Shows in Washington, D. C., DC

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes (November 11—23)

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Radio City Music Hall

Make memories with the world-famous Rockettes, a production featuring the high-kicking dance troupe and other holiday showstoppers

$75.80 $45

$40 for a Medieval-Themed Comedy Show and Four-Course Dinner for One at Medieval Madness ($65 Value)

Medieval Madness

Old Town

Four-course dinner of medieval-style food complements a hilarious comedy show

$65 $40

Red Bull Flying Bach (January 6-8)

Red Bull Flying Bach

Warner Theatre

Four-time World Breakdance Champions Flying Steps perform high-energy routines to a live soundtrack of Bach masterpieces

$74.50 $39

"Love Jones the Musical" - Sunday November 20, 2016 / 7:30pm

The National Theatre

National Theatre - DC

$68 $58

The Sweet Spot Baltimore: Red Light Special on Sunday, November 6 at 7 p.m.

The Sweet Spot Baltimore: Red Light Special

Baltimore Soundstage

Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotic arts”

$29.11 $15

MetroCooking DC Cooking Expo (December 3–4)

MetroCooking DC

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Get fresh culinary ideas in time for the holidays w/ celebrity chefs, demos by James Beard chefs, interactive workshops, and 250+ exhibitors

$21.50 $15

Mr. Metropolitan Male Revue on Saturday, October 29, at 7 p.m.

Mr. Metropolitan

M Lounge Events

Hunks from around the DMV area vie for ladies’ favor in this revue and talent show where the prize is a championship belt and a pile of cash

$36.87 $15

"'night, Mother"

Theatre on the Run


$20 $13.75

Cerebral Sorcery Magic Show (December 2-3)

Cerebral Sorcery Magic Show

The Writers Center

Part magic show, part metaphysical journey starring two eccentric, renowned magicians; recommended for ages 16+

$42.39 $20

"Rameau's Nephew"

Spooky Action Theater

Dupont Circle

$30 $19.75

"More Naughty Than Nice" Valentine's Weekend Male Revue Show on February 10 & 11 at 8 p.m.

"More Naughty Than Nice"


Hunks unleash playful and provocative moves in this Valentine’s-themed all-male dance revue; for ladies only. An excellent ladies night out!

$32.64 $19

"Stupid F*cking Bird"

Silver Spring Stage


$25 $16.50

Catch Me: The Magic Duel (October 15–December 17)

Catch Me: The Magic Duel

The Mayflower Hotel

Master magicians Brian Curry and Mark Phillips compete for the “Golden Wand,” with the audience deciding the style of magic used

$53.74 $24

"Brides of Tortuga"

Chesapeake Arts Center

Brooklyn Park

$20 $13.75


Kensington Town Hall


$25 $16.50

"Ruthless! The Musical" - Sunday October 23, 2016 / 7:00pm

Creative Cauldron

Falls Church

$30 $19.75

"The Night Alive"

Writer's Center


$30 $19.75

"Thoroughly Modern Millie" on November 4 or 11 at 7:30 p.m.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie"

Franklin Park Arts Center

Tony-winning musical based on the 1967 film follows a small town gal as she tries to make it in the big city

$20 $10

"Chocolate Covered Ants"

Anacostia Playhouse

Southeast Washington

$35 $23.50

"Shear Madness"

The Kennedy Center - Theater Lab

Northwest Washington

$50 $35.25

"Let Them Eat Cake" - Masquerade Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29, at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

"Let Them Eat Cake" - Halloween Soiree

L2 Lounge

Enjoy masked dancing, DJs, champagne, a costume contest, and cake at this masquerade party inspired by Marie Antoinette

$22 $15

"A Candlelight Christmas"

The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall

Northwest Washington

$49 $30.25

I Am She: Women Power Conference on Saturday, November 5, at 10 a.m.

I Am She: Women Power Conference

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Powerful African and African-American women invite audiences into their world with a series of inspiring and enlivening lectures and events

$125 $49

"Black Nativity"

Anacostia Playhouse

Southeast Washington

$50 $34.50

Philip Glass' Symphony No. 5 ("Requiem, Bardo and Nirmanakaya") - Sunday November 13, 2016 / 5:00pm

The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall

Northwest Washington

$49 $30.25


Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Downtown Frederick

$14 $10

"Children of Eden"

Olney Theatre Center - Historic Stage

Ashton-Sandy Spring

$20 $13.75

"The Gulf"

Signature Theatre

Fairlington - Shirlington

$84 $47.50

Cultural Events at Edlavitch DCJCC

Edlavitch DCJCC

Northwest Washington

$25 $16.50

"Michael Jons' Psychic Cabaret" - Friday October 28, 2016 / 8:00pm

Third Floor Event Space

Northwest Washington

$20 $13.75

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  • Flashpoint
    Come and see the theatrical offerings at Flashpoint in Washington. Service and taste make a great restaurant, and that's why you won't be disappointed by this museum. A great spot for twirling to some tunes, the museum also features a live DJ and dance floor. The museum tends to blast tunes over an already rambunctious crowd, so be ready for thunderous noise here. If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the museum gets busy. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles. If driving doesn't appeal, you can take public transportation, with nearby stops at Metro Center Metro (Blue, Orange, Red), Gallery Place Chinatown Metro (Green, Red, Yellow), and Archives Metro (Green, Yellow).
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  • Sidney Harman Hall
    From the proprietors of the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse comes a different way to catch the nation's top headlining comedians. DC's Drafthouse Comedy isn't another comedy club with a brick wall, nor is it a combination comedy club/restaurant. Rather, it's a bona fide black box theater—the kind you'd expect to catch some deep and heady performance art in—dedicated to promoting the art of comedy. And it doesn't even have a two-drink minimum (libations and light fare are available, but not required). The weekly lineup features weekend performances from nothing but ringers and familiar faces from film and TV. Outside of regular shows, the Drafthouse also offers improv and standup classes for aspiring joke slingers.
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  • Theater J
    Theater J extends the heartiest of welcomes to you for their ongoing season of theater in Washington. Be sure to visit the restaurant at this theater for a delicious meal. This theater welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family. Next time you need a workout, be sure to try the cross fit training offered here. Your body will thank you. Want to get in shape but don't know where to start? Enlist the help of one of the personal trainers on staff to coach you through the path to fitness. Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; Dupont Circle Metro (Red) is an accessible stop. At Theater J, street and lot parking is made simple for customers.
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  • The Theatre Lab
    Enjoy the best Washington has to offer with a ticket to one of The Theatre Lab's stage productions. Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the theater. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the activities at this theater just as much as their parents do. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles. If public transportation is preferable, ditch the car and board nearby stops at Gallery Place Chinatown Metro (Green, Red, Yellow), Metro Center Metro (Blue, Orange, Red), and Archives Metro (Green, Yellow).
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  • Gay Men's Chorus of Washington D.C
    Since 1981, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, has aimed to provide a gathering place for gay people and educate the public about their community through the arts. Since then, the award-winning choir—which rings with the voices of nearly 300 members—has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Theatre, and the Obama inaugural celebration, as well as at venues throughout the world. Their upbeat productions also have been the soundtrack at community events for the Whitman-Walker Clinic and PFLAG.
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  • Washington Improv Theater
    Enjoy a night of theater in Washington. Washington Improv Theater has the wit and drama for you in their current season. Wandering souls would be best to visit this club for any one of their A+ dishes. Those hoping to avoid the weekend rush will do best visiting the club during the week. For those who wish to avoid traffic, Washington Improv Theater is also accessible via public transportation, with a close stop at U Street Metro (Green, Yellow). Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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