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Shakespeare Theatre Company

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Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Address: 610 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1604
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The Shakespeare Theatre Company produces and presents award-winning plays...

The Shakespeare Theatre Company produces and presents award-winning plays in its two venues in downtown Washington D.C., attracting many theatre-goers from D.C., Maryland, Virginia and from around the world. As a non-profit arts organization our education programs bring classical theatre experiences, critical discussions and vital academic resources into area schools and communities. We also host a number of other arts organizations who perform world class dance, music, and much more.

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NH High Schoolers loved MacBeth

My Girl Scout troop attended the opening night of MacBeth. They loved it. They loved the innovation in the retelling of the story. They loved that some 'non-traditional' lines... read more

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My Girl Scout troop attended the opening night of MacBeth. They loved it. They loved the innovation in the retelling of the story. They loved that some 'non-traditional' lines were thrown in - (my wife won a sweepstakes). We LOVED that the Porter & Banquo both walked through our row - and that the Porter spoke lines directly to two... More 

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Washington D.C.
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While we have been living in DC longer we discovered the Shakespeare Theatre for ourselves maybe 5-6 years ago. We have seen 12-15 performances and been to several cast events. We have seen brilliant productions, some truly at world class level (the regional Tony award is not for nothing ....) - (almost) can't go wrong with any of the shows.... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Cleverly constructed in Shakespearian meter and with believable character portrayals of the royal family. Gives a bit of education about their democratic system, too. Plot and subplots often treated with humor and touching on timely topics. I think Shakespeare would have approved.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

An excellent performance. The seats in the lower bowl are the best. The farther forward the seats, the better the legroom.

Thank Steven W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

On a visit with two families, young children in tow, we caught a performance of The Secret Garden. The production was great--with especially notable staging and sets. The facility is top-notch. Nearby parking is plentiful (even with an event across the street at the Verizon Center). The acting was fine, although most of the Yorkshire accents in this production clearly... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I have attended many plays at this locale. Yesterday, I saw The Secret Garden. It was mystical, the actors were wonderful, the sets and costumes were amazing. I'm not much into Shakespeare's political plays, but they put this story to music. Obviously, many parents brought their children, but all, even the adults, were enraptured. From the start, I had chills... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

I watched Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare's romantic masterpiece Last September. My friends really liked it and i think that i will be back next time I am In washington

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

We've seen multiple shows at the Shakespeare Theatre over the years and have never been disappointed. From Don Juan, to The Secret Garden, to Don Quixote, they've all been excellent produced and performed. The staff has always been welcoming and helpful - especially during family week when we took our kids. We just wish that we could afford to go... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

I have been to several showings at this theater and have always had a great experience! Costumes, design and acting are top notch. Enjoyable entertainment in the city - definitely worth a visit!

1 Thank AdventureswithGato
Vienna, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Knew nothing of this theatre. Last week, saw The Secret Garden at the Shakespeare Theatre (Sidney Harman). Others have covered the theatre which I largely echo - good safe location, underground parking, comfy venue. No surprises with venue itself but blown away at the quality of the current production, The Secret Garden. Have attended numerous off Broadway plays and this... More 

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