Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right Washington DC icon-chevron-right Arena Stage

Arena Stage

Theater Main Avenue Waterfront
Arena Stage

The city’s theatrical grande dame and a pioneer in the American resident theater movement, Arena has emerged from more than a decade of torpor. Blessed (and cursed) with an affluent establishment audience, artistic director Molly Smith disappointed some critics by programming unchallenging audience-pleasers. A two-season exile made the company’s work feel more uneven still, but a triumphant homecoming to a glamorously rehabbed facility, complete with a lovely 200-seat new-play incubator space, marked a change.


Venue name: Arena Stage
Address: 1101 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Cross street: Maine Avenue, Southwest
Opening hours: Box office 10am–8pm Mon–Sat; noon–8pm Sun
Transport: Waterfront-SEU Metro
Price: Tickets $30–$85
Static map showing venue location