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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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Mama Mia

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2014
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South Dakota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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Kensington, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I had a horrible experience taking my 86 year old disabled mother to see the matinee of Porgy and Bess yesterday. National Theatre is not disabled or elderly friendly. There is no valet or on street handicapped parking available. When I called to get information on the best place for handicapped parking, there was no information on handicapped parking and... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Went here to see If/Then. This theatre is a gem! It is very pretty. We were pretty far back on the main floor and yet the seats were excellent. The staff was extremely nice. The lady's bathroom situation is a little crazy. I'd read that though in other reviews so as soon as intermission came my daughter and I high-tailed... More 

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15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The staff were very friendly and helpful. They took mercy on us during a cold spell. Usually, the crowd has to wait outside until just a little bit before show time, however this time they opened the doors early and let everyone wait inside, thank you! The bathroom however, was atrocious. Keep in mind, I was one of the first... More 

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My friend and I spent a lot of money on tickets to see a musical at this theatre, and I was excited to score Row A tickets on the balcony section. I was disappointed that the ledge in front of our row was so wide that I, my friend, and most of the other people in my row (all the... More 

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SouthGa
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116 reviews 116 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Over the years, I've seen a number of great productions and performances in this beautfiul historic theatre just a few blocks from the White House, Willard Hotel, National Mall and other sites. Most recently, the 25th anniversary national tour of "Les Miserables" in December was a great evening of theatre with 60 teenaged performing arts students I was chaperoning! The... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

great theatre...much history and great restaurants nearby...if you have the opportunity to see a show here, do so....its monumental! :)

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Oxon Hill, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Nice theater. Haven't been in a while but great to go see plays. You will have trouble finding parking unless you can get a spot in the garage when it's not full.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I've seen many plays here. It's a great venue for plays and smaller bands. The inside of the theater is luxurious and there's not a bad seat in the house. Acoustics are good as well.

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