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The National Theatre

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Address: 1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: 1-800-447-7400, 202-628-6161
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Broadway is Back

I love the National Theater. It has convenient parking and wonderful restaurants nearby. The staff is always friendly and extremely helpful. The theater itself is beautiful and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Laurel, Maryland
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Laurel, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I love the National Theater. It has convenient parking and wonderful restaurants nearby. The staff is always friendly and extremely helpful. The theater itself is beautiful and has great acoustics. I would recommend orchestra or mezzanine levels as a preference but even the balcony offers great views and sounds.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The theatre is not only beautiful but also has comfortable seating. Sometimes the other theatres can be a little tight on leg room but that was not the case. I recently saw Pippen and it was fantastic!

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Rockville, Maryland
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was my first visit to the National Theatre in Washington DC. We had tickets to see the "Broadway" production of "Pippin." The location for the theater is ideal as it is close to the Metro Center Station of the DC Metro subway system. The building is quite old but well kept and clean. We had seats in the Mezzanine... More 

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Dunkirk, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The National Theater is one of my favorite spots in DC to catch a quality performance. The audience is mostly locals and the location is easily accessible by Metro (Federal Triangle/Reagan building). This year this theater is hosting the most Broadway shows in DC with many of the Broadway casts. All seats have fantastic views- this is more true of... More 

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107 reviews 107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My boyfriend and I attended the play Pippin, at the National Theater (Washington, DC) in Dec,. 2014 (Christmas Day). It was an evening show and the play was spectacular!! This was one of the few Broadway plays I did not see when I was a kid when it originally premiered in the 1970s and put actor Ben Vereen on the... More 

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Washington DC
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307 reviews 307 reviews
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180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A nicely sized theater with great views from all seats. Convenient to Metro (about a two block walk) We like this venue!

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Saw Dirty Dancing here and it was fantastic! We sat in the center of the orchestra section. I had a great view, my sister had a tall person in front of her and couldn't see as well because the incline grade is low. There were some empty seats on the outer section and we moved during intermission, which was much... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

saw Dirty Dancing over the weekend and that's another review. We walked from the metro, about 5-10 minutes away and found a nice place for lunch ,The Corner Bakery, another review lol, anyway if we had walked in the other direction we would have seen many more restaurant choices. Back to the theater, there is an elevator to go up... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
48 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This theater is perfect place to enjoy musicals. Original style theater is classic. Not large, so every seat is pretty good. We prefer this theater over the Kennedy experience. Try to see a musical here once or twice a year. Wife and daughter thoroughly enjoyed performance of Dirty Dancing. Front side seats can be very close to speakers. We did... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A great performance at at perfect venue. The seats are comfortable but a bit close. Easy metro to National Theater. Leave your car at home.

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