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National Theatre DC

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Patrick And Rob
Patrick And Rob
August 19, 2019
"For almost 200 years, Washington’s historic National Theatre has occupied a prominent position on Pennsylvania Avenue – “America’s Main Street.” Located a stone’s throw from the White House and bordering the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, the National Theatre is the historic cultural…
June 14, 2018
From Broadway Musicals to new plays. See their schedule.
Steve, Tracy And Katch
Steve, Tracy And Katch
April 24, 2018
Live Theatre in one of Washington's most popular stage's
November 03, 2015
Catch a Broadway show here right next to the White House.
August 08, 2014
Free children’s plays and shows every Saturday morning in the Spring and Fall. Biking, driving or metro

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“The city is known for its monuments and museums, national landmarks, cultural events, musical and theatrical entertainment and sporting events. The District of Columbia has a population of more than 600,000 however, with the surrounding suburbs the metropolitan area has a population of approximately 5.3 million making it the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the country. There are wonderful inviting neighborhoods each with their own personality.”
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“ Ford's Theatre Ford's Theatre 2016.jpg Address511 10th St, NW Washington, D.C. United States OwnerNational Park Service OperatorFord's Theatre Society TypeRegional theater Capacity665 Construction OpenedAugust 1863 Reopened1968, 2009 Website Ford's Theatre National Historic Site U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. National Historic Site Ford's Theatre is located in Central Washington, D.C.Ford's Theatre Show map of Central Washington, D.C. Show map of the District of Columbia Show map of the United States Show all Coordinates38°53′48″N 77°1′33″WCoordinates: 38°53′48″N 77°1′33″W Area0.29 acres (0.12 ha) (theater alone) less than one acre (entire NHS) Built1863 Architectural styleLate Victorian Visitation856,079 (2005) NRHP reference #66000034[1] Added to NRHPOctober 15, 2013[dubious – discuss] Ford's Theatre is a theater located in Washington, D.C., which opened in August 1863. It is famous for being the site of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. After being shot, the fatally wounded 56-year old president was carried across the street to the Petersen House, where he died the next morning. The theater was later used as a warehouse and office building, and in 1893 part of it collapsed, causing 22 deaths. It was renovated and re-opened as a theater in 1968. During the 2000s, it was renovated again, opening on February 12, 2009, in commemoration of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth. A related Center for Education and Leadership museum experience opened February 12, 2012 next to Petersen House. The Petersen House and the theater are preserved together as Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, administered by the National Park Service; programming within the theater and the Center for Education is overseen separately by the Ford's Theatre Society”
  • 20 locals recommend
1321 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20004
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