Downtown & Penn Quarter entertainment

Top Choice Theater in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Woolly Mammoth is the edgiest of DC’s experimental groups. For most shows, $20 ‘stampede’ seats are available at the box office two hours before performances. They're limited in number, and sold first-come, first-se…
Theater in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Shakespeare Theatre Company

The nation’s foremost Shakespeare company presents masterful works by the Bard, as well as plays by George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Eugene O’Neill and other greats. The season spans about a half-dozen productions …
Stadium in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Capital One Arena

This ever-busy facility is DC's arena for big-name concerts and sporting events. Washington’s rough-and-tumble pro-hockey team the Capitals ( and pro-basketball team the Wizards (…
Theater in Downtown & Penn Quarter

National Theatre

Washington’s oldest continuously operating theater shows flashy Broadway musicals and big-name productions. A lottery for $25 tickets (cash only) takes place two hours prior to every show; submit your name at the bo…
Theater in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Ford’s Theatre

This historical venue – where John Wilkes Booth killed Abraham Lincoln – is still an active theater. It stages works related to Lincoln’s life and times (including world premieres and musicals), as well as American …
Comedy in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Capitol Steps

This singing troupe claims to be the only group in America that tries to be funnier than Congress. Many of the performers are former congressional staffers, so they know their political stuff, although sometimes it …
Cinema in Downtown & Penn Quarter

E Street Cinema

The eight screens flicker with first-run independent and foreign films, documentaries and classic revivals. Crab-cake bites, empanadas, wine and craft beers stock the beyond-the-norm concession stand. This is a grea…
Theater in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Warner Theatre

This beautifully restored 1924 art-deco theater was originally built for vaudeville and silent films, but it now stages headliner concerts, comedians, and national runs of Broadway musicals.