We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Signature Theatre

4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 820-9771
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #9 of 39 Attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Oct 12, 2014
Write a Review

58 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
580 reviews 580 reviews
247 attraction reviews
352 helpful votes 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Thr Signature Theater in Shirlington, Va is a good solid local theater company. It will not displace Broadway and other major venues but it is an enjoyable theater with good plays and musicals performed by actors who have played on Broadway and other major theater locations in the U.S. We have seen performances such as Dream Girls, Elmer Gantry, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vienna, Virginia
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We've lived in the area for years, but this was our first visit here. We had a very difficult time finding a place to park. We found the theatre 20 minutes before the performance, but after searching for parking, we got to the theatre 2 minutes ahead. All parking was either filled or reserved. We finally found a spot a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orange, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We are theater people, and the show we saw was as good as any we've seen off Broadway. Professional on all levels, and a nice break from all the monuments.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The work here is consistently good. The space is well-designed and comfortable. Sight lines are always good. Customer service is strong -- and follow-up marketing is quite good, though persistent (for those who don't care for frequent email updates, beware). This is one of the best theatres in the region. I've never been disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Lots of energy and fun. Price was right using Goldstar. It's not the Kennedy Center but you aren't paying those prices either. Seating is ice cream parlor chairs with leaning shelf for beverage on stairstepped platform.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Signature is a gem of a gem in Shirlington. They produce shows that could easily go straight to Broadway - I have seen some of the top talent in the East Coast come and give performances. The theater is intimate - you are so close to the performances that you can hardly believe it. I have never seen a bad... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I am writing this review very late (June 2012) but am sending it, anyway. We went to see the play version of "Xanadu" back then. The play was entertaining and some of the actors/singers really stood out as being superb (Nova Y. Payton & Sherrie Edelen). However, the male lead actor, in the play, was not that good, to me... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Signature Theatre has grown unbelievably since it started in a former garage a few blocks from its current location in a building designed for it. Shows run the gamut from drama to comedy to musical but all tend to be new works or new productions of noted plays. As mentioned, ticket prices are reasonable and there are often seats available... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We usually go to about 3 plays a season - all have been really good productions, with a high quality of acting and sets. They do lots of musicals though and we aren't as interested in some of those.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield, VA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We have seen many shows over the past five years but last night's performance of Beaches prompted me to write this review. It was terrific..we thought one of the best "off Broadway" productions we have ever enjoyed both here at the Signature and many other venues we visit in NYC. Boston and Sarasota , FL. This cast was spot on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Signature Theatre also viewed


Been to Signature Theatre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing