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Adventure Theatre

7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo MD 20812; Tel. 301.320.5331
In historic Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre dazzles Washington, DC area children with imaginative live theatre performed by adults.

African Continuum Theatre

3523 12th Street NE, Second Floor, Washington DC 20017; Tel. 202.529.5763
African-American and African actors, playwrights and directors get center stage at Washington DC's African Continuum Theatre Company, playing at theatre houses all over Washington, DC and known for exploring ethnic relationships and the human condition.

Ford's Theatre

511 10th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004; Tel. 202.347.4833
A National Historic Site, Ford's Theatre is the infamous Washington, DC theatre where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by actor John Wilkes Booth in 1865. President Eisenhower revamped the theatre in 1954 and today Ford's Theatre is a tribute to Lincoln's passion for performance with multicultural, musical and eccentric productions.

John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts

2700 F St. NW, Washington DC 20566; Tel. 202.467.4600
A powerhouse of Washington, DC performance art, The Kennedy Center showcases theatre and musicals, symphony, opera, jazz, dance and comedy in its many stately theatres and halls on the banks of the Potomac.

League of Washington Theatres

P.O. Box 21645, Washington, DC 20009; Tel. 202.638.4270
An association of not-for-profit professional theatres in the greater Washington, DC area, including gay and lesbian theatre companies, the African Continuum Theatre Company and other acclaimed and ground-breaking community theatres.

Round House Theatre

P.O. Box 30688, Bethesda MD 20824; Tel. 240.644.1099
From world premieres to classical adaptations, Bethesda's Round House Theatre is a professional Washington, DC theatre company that provides educational and theatrical experience for youth and a New Voice Play Reading Series for emerging Washington, DC area playwrights.

Signature Theatre

3806 South Four Mile Run, Arlington VI 22206; Tel. 703.820.9771
With Broadway-quality productions in an intimate setting, Washington DC's Signature Theatre has earned praises for its artistic vision, most notable that of Stephen Sondheim.

Smithsonian Discovery Theatre

900 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC; Tel. 202.357.1500
The interactive Washington, DC theatre for children. Puppeteers, storytellers, mimes and musicians entertain young audiences in the Arts and Industries Building in the National Mall.

Source Theatre

1835 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009; Tel. 202.462.1073
One of Washington DC's oldest small professional theatres, the 14th Street corridor's Source Theatre reinterprets the classics, collaborates with other innovative theatre groups and functions as a visual arts gallery.

Studio Theatre

1333 P St. NW, Washington, DC 20005; Tel. 202.232.7267
A contemporary Washington, DC theatre in downtown Washington, DC's arts district, the Studio Theatre offers intellectual new works, including Pulitzer Prize winners and premiere plays.

Teatro de la Luna

3700 South Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington VA 22206; Tel. 703.548.3092
Teatro de la Luna, host of the annual International Festival for Hispanic Theatre, is Washington DC's Latin American theatre. All plays are performed in Spanish, but headsets channel simultaneous English translations for non-speakers.

The National Theatre

1321 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20004; Tel. 202.628.6161
This historic Washington, DC landmark playhouse (known as the "Theatre of the Presidents" since 1835) in the Penn Quarter arts district presents Broadway shows, musicals, children's theatre and more.

The Shakespeare Theatre

450 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004; Tel. 202.457.1122
A critically-acclaimed and award winning Shakespeare company in downtown Washington, DC's Penn Quarter arts district near National Art galleries and many Washington, DC restaurants. The Shakespeare Theatre specializes in presenting classic theatre in its 451-seat auditorium.

Warner Theatre

1299 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 111, Washington D.C. 20004; Tel. 202.783.4000
Opened as a grand movie house in the 1920s, stinting as a pornographic movie theatre in the 1970s and hosting jazz in the 1980s, Washington DC's Warner Theatre, of Warner Brothers fame, has a long entertainment history. Revitalized, the Warner Theatre is currently a gilded forum for theatre, dance and music.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

917 M Street, NW Washington, DC 20001; Tel. 202.289.2443
Founded in 1980, DC's Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company started as a risk-taking dramatic venture, pushing the limits of classical theatre with skilled actors, new playwrights and "Pay-What-You-Can" nights.