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The National Theatre

1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
1-800-447-7400, 202-628-6161
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Ranked #123 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Historic Sites, Theaters & Stadiums
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Type: Historic Sites, Theaters & Stadiums
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Tacoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was something from my bucket list. La Boheme at Kennedy Center by the National Opera in Washington DC. Love Kennedy Center it is smaller than I realized. Great seats for less than $90. Wonderful orchestra. The cast is young and they need to develop more power for their voices. Also great special cocktails for the event ($14 a little... More 

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Washington DC
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101 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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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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30 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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35 attraction reviews
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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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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

There's really no bad seat in the house. I've seen plays, concerts, etc., there many times and have never been disappointed. The prices are steep of course and they do let you bring your refreshments to your seats. Just hope the person next to you isn't drunk and doesn't spill anything on you, like what happened to me a few... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I have been to the National many times and always loved it. However, this time was an exception. We won Executive Star Box seats at a school auction for West Side Story. Because of a stack of about 8 speakers, 1/3 to 1/2 of the stage is blocked from view at all times. We missed many scenes entirely. I believe... More 

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South Dakota
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Terrific show in a historical venue. The seating is comfortable but I warn you that you will have more leg room flying coach! Take in a show.

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Ocean View, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Located smack downtown DC, the National Theater is a national historic landmark. Sadly, tours are not given during off hours. However, if you have the opportunity to partake in watching a stage production, you will enjoy your experience. Seats are comfortable and well spaced. The only "down" is that there are no bathrooms at street level, only up or down... More 

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