The National Theatre presents the highest caliber performing arts programs from Broadway productions to popular entertainment to award-winning educational programming, enhancing the vibrant cultural and economic landscape of the Washington, D.C., area.


By fostering quality entertainment through work of exceptional merit and the highest professional standards, we help ensure a bright future for American theater.


As the venue where legendary performers and performances are experienced, we embrace our legacy as a historic cultural presence in the heart of the nation’s capital.


Through our commitment to diverse educational programs, we encourage future audiences and performers.


Recognizing our responsibililty to foster diversity, equity, and access in the arts, we cultivate an environment of mutual respect and inclusion for all.

View of house from upstage.