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Arena Stage

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Address: 1101 6th St SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2691
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We had seasons tickets this year and really enjoyed the shows. Some resonated better than others but the casts and productions were consistently superb. We had mid-week tickets... read more

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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329 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had seasons tickets this year and really enjoyed the shows. Some resonated better than others but the casts and productions were consistently superb. We had mid-week tickets that worked out well. The Metro Green line Waterfront station is close by and there is garage parking at the theater. Over the years we Arena is consistently first rate!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I saw the play "Smart People" and it was a very funny and thought-provoking play! I really like the layout of Arena Stage from the multiple theaters, open spaces, LOTS of womens' restrooms, sleek and clean architecture. I think its one of the best theater venues that I have visited in DC, second to the Kennedy Center... More 

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Thank TKBeckford
Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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 

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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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.

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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162 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 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 

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Olney
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Reviewed 19 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 

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Thank Daniel W
Great Falls, Virginia
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65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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!

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Talent, Oregon
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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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226 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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 

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