History of the National Theatre
The National Theatre opened in 1835. Every U.S. president has attended performances
here, earning the playhouse the revered title: "Theatre of
Presidents." The historic playhouse has seen Pennsylvania Avenue
grow from the muddy main street of a fledgling capital to the ceremonial
avenue of a great world power.
The National has presented first-class touring productions continuously
longer than any other theatre in America.
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