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The National Theatre

1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1711
+1 800-447-7400
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Showing Its Age

I have been to the National Theatre on several occasions and each time I have enjoyed it. This is... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Mark H
Laurel, Maryland
Nice place to catch a show.

Older theatre in a good location. Lobby is kinda small, not much room to move around. Concessions... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Bunker Hill, West Virginia
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1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1711
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 800-447-7400
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

I have been to the National Theatre on several occasions and each time I have enjoyed it. This is the first time I have provided a review because I wanted to go a few times before commenting. The caliber of shows it top notch and...More

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Older theatre in a good location. Lobby is kinda small, not much room to move around. Concessions are outrageously priced! Seats are nicely padded and a decent size. Leg room is terrible. Almost impossible to get to a seat in the middle of a row.

Thank ERat
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Went and saw the Grinch that stole Christmas today at the National, I have not been there in over thirty years. The theatre is nice, well kept, people are nice and it is organized. The play itself a musical was great. We really enjoyed the...More

Thank D4379
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Very nice theater, good views from every angle, even if we were on the floor in the middle. The seats were comfy, though they could use just a bit more knee room. No photography of the interior was allowed even before the show started and...More

1  Thank PHLee7ca
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I like to attend at least one Christmas performance every year. This year we chose The Grinch at the National Theater. It was a lively performance with colorful costumes and lots of cheer. Comfy seats and ample legroom between the aisles. Two...More

1  Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent evening and perfect to put you in the holiday mood. It was pure holiday cheer for the whole family too...thoroughly enjoyable

Thank Karyn F
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I saw Bill Bur over the weekend and we really enjoyed ourselves. They theater was clean and the seating was great. Although we had trouble parking because it's in a popular location and there was something going on that weekend. There is...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This was the first time I go to a theater since high school and I have been missing out. The way the sound is projected to the audience it's better than the movies.

Thank Jimiiiii
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Excellent production -- new music really freshened things up. Wonderful staging, sets, and acting. Toto, of course, stole the show!

Thank Mariano A
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We saw Cinderella, Annie and Wizard of Oz this year at the National Theatre. Although the theatre is old, it is in pretty decent shape and it is a fun place to see a show. While the Kennedy Center is a much grander experience, the...More

1  Thank MAO777
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Chalice B
28 December 2016|
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Response from PHLee7ca | Reviewed this property |
If you're early, there is metered parking on the street in front...not sure when the meters are in affect or what the maximum time limit is. We were there on a Sunday night and there is an underground garage on 13th ST... More
13 June 2016|
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Response from Gail E | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you try looking at websites, including "culture capital" site. It looks like the National Theater is dark this August, and Phantom of the Opera is one of the shows at the Kennedy Center (it has 3 separate venues... More
18 November 2015|
Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
We sat on row 5 in the orchestra section (down front), and don't know what the view from the balcony would be like.