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Lincoln Theatre

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Lincoln Theatre
Photograph: Susana Raab

Washington’s one-time answer to Harlem’s Apollo Theater, this magnificent structure is most often the site of neo-"Chitlin Circuit" theater. The underused Lincoln is frequently dark, but over the years it has hosted Paul Weller, King Sunny Ade and the Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra.


Venue name: Lincoln Theatre
Address: 1215 U Street, NW
Between 12th & 13th Streets, U Street/Corridor
Washington, DC

Transport: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro
Price: Tickets $10–$50
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