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Arena Stage

1101 6th St SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2691
+1 202-488-4377
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Great intimate space with stage in center

The Arena Stage is a community treasure. We enjoy the intimacy of the Fichandler it is "theatre in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
PJ game - a great show

We had the pre dinner meal and for $25 it was a bargain but the drink prices were excessive. The... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Brisbane Region, Australia
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1101 6th St SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2691
+1 202-488-4377
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Arena Stage is a community treasure. We enjoy the intimacy of the Fichandler it is "theatre in the round." The latest show we saw was "The Pajama Game" with fine voices, wonderful leads and terrific dancing. We look forward to seeing the options available...More

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We had the pre dinner meal and for $25 it was a bargain but the drink prices were excessive. The theatre was in the round so there wasn’t a bad seat. The show was great - even my sports mad husband was happy.

Thank dad19622016
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Excellent mid-size theater with a diverse, non-main stream show selection. Several different size theaters, one 360 degree theater with the characters entering and exiting to/from the center, which is a different experience. Refreshments available from a central stand - standard theater fare, wine, beer, snacks....More

Thank Travel_Lover_John_DC
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The Arena State has been existing to serve D.C. area for many years, now the newly built facility is so beautiful and becomes an attraction landmark in the SW waterfront area. The new Areana has so many stages and spaces for different and specific functions....More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The Arena Stage is a hidden gem in DC. I have been several times and always have a good time. The quality of production is very good and every seat in the house is good. Looking forward to a return visit.

4  Thank JSfromDC
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This small Washington theater has been part the landscape for over fifty years. Now in a beautiful new building, if you like concrete and glass. There are three venues with a choice of different productions, parking decks below, food & drink services above.On the Maine...More

Thank DDO2014
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

So, we go to Arena for the drama, anf the theaters are wonderful: clear sightlines from every seat, GREAT acoustics, comfortable seats, fine and helpful staff. But the eateries and hallways are disastrous (my opinion): cold, sterile, hard surfaces, empty breezeways...generally incommensurate with the fundamental...More

1  Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The arena stage has been a destination for experiencing the "new" and serious in washington theater for decades. Usually engaging if not always adventurous. Occasionally preachy. Many familiar theater names and plays have come out of here. It may seem a little stodgy with age...More

1  Thank Getawaynow20005
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Arena Stage is located near the DC waterfront. The Waterfront Metro stop is two blocks away. We saw the Originalist which was a wonderful show. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house.

1  Thank Donbethesda
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We wish we could write a more positive review of this local D.C. theater, because it is a beautiful facility. But every time we return for another production, we find that the theater's Director, Molly Smith, has chosen an even more pretentious piece that we...More

Thank syael1339
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31 August 2016|
Response from Austinpower312 | Reviewed this property |
Contact the theater directly, I am a patron and not affiliated with the theater.
Linda H
6 July 2016|
Response from LIbbewdc | Reviewed this property |
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
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7 May 2016|
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Response from MJS658 | Reviewed this property |
Areana Stage has parking under the building. Unfortunately, when I was there, you couldn't get in the garage more than an hour before the performance. Parking was $12. We went early so that we could have a lite lunch and... More