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Arena Stage

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Address: 1101 6th St SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2691
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Great Venue, Awesome Plays

We've seen two plays at Arena Stage, and really loved it. It is easy to get to, and the venue for both events was excellent, not a bad seat in the house. We saw Roe and was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've seen two plays at Arena Stage, and really loved it. It is easy to get to, and the venue for both events was excellent, not a bad seat in the house. We saw Roe and was easily one of the best plays we have seen. We like the restaurant in house for the money, cafeteria style food, however, makes... More 

Thank Alicat1964
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We attended the play Roe on our first visit to the stage featured an outstanding play on a very relevant topic. But most of all the venue shined in its presentation. Comfort, acoustics, lighting, and the care of the staff were all 1st rate. Enjoy a show on your visit to D.C.

Thank Dsessions254
Hyattsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

If you are a visitor to DC or a local resident, you will never go wrong spending the day or evening at a play in Arena Stage. This venue houses smaller stages under one roof. Each theatre is constructed to offer a unobstructed view of the stage, my favorite is the Fichandler stage. The seats are a bit close together,... More 

Thank Teacheragent101
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The Arena is a beautiful huge building that holds smaller theaters within that feel like little gems. My favorite is the Fichandler, an intimate theater in the round. The plays and musicals are wonderful, but I really just value the atmosphere. I have been going to Arena with my family since I was five years old and just went last... More 

Thank Emily F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This was our first trip to Arena Stage and we saw Carousel. The musical was outstanding. The choreography, voices and production were all top notch. The theatre was in the round, and there were no bad seats. The theatre is surrounded by apartment complexes and there is near zero percent chance of finding a parking spot on the street. It's... More 

Thank Daniel W
Great Falls, Virginia
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We've taken the family to Arena a dozen times...always a great show, circle in the square comfortable seating, minimal production means emphasis on the great talent, voices, music, all reliably excellent...especially for the musicals, which is what we've mainly seen. We love Arena and the kids, who began going at around 9 or 10 and are now 16, do also!

Thank FriskyTrips
Talent, Oregon
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168 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We came here while on vacation to see an actor we know in a show. I inquired about tickets well before they were available. The box office person who responded to the email told me when the tickets would go on sale. I came back to the web site then and ordered the tickets which arrived via email. The theatre... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Arena Stage has been around since the 50's. The current complex had major renovation in 2010 and supports the Fichandler Stage with 680 seats in the round. The Kreeger Theater is a thrust stage with 514 seats and the Kogod Cradle has 200 seats. We just went to Carousel that was done in the round. Now I last worked on... More 

Thank smokeater55
Raleigh, North Carolina
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

My family went to see Carousel on Thanksgving eve. What a great performance! The cast was great. We had great seats and my 14 year old son even loved the performance! The venue was meticulously clean. All the staff was very nice. Highlight of our Thanksgiving trip!

Thank Harleygirl68
Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

There are three separate theaters at Arena Stage. My wife and I go there often to see plays and have never been disappointed. There are musicals, comedies, dramas, and experimental performances. It is close to the Metrorail system and good restaurants.

Thank George M

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