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Signature Theatre

4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 820-9771
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Ranked #7 of 35 attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Washington DC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

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Arlington, Virginia
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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

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Arlington, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 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.

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Springfield, VA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Signature theater is SMALL....I mean really TINY. It seats so few people that one is amazed that it's such a well-regarded theater (having been awarded a local Emmy award a few years ago). And yet, they are able to pull off the most magnificent of shows time and again. Definitely worth seeing a big-name musical or a small intimate... More

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Arlington, VIrginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

You'll get fantastic theater here - with cutting edge presentations. But, often, there are some very familiar plays - a nice mix. Top notch performers. It's a one-stop evening: free parking, lots of restaurants within a couple of blocks. Reasonable ticket prices. You can't miss.

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Alexandria VA
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192 reviews 192 reviews
55 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Saw a show in the Ark theater at Signature - their cabaret setting. It was wonderful. Free parking in the garage next door, food and drink sales in the theater plus all of Shirlington to pick from. I will be back!

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Arlington, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Signature is so professional and has such a great venue that it is a great addition to Arlington. Sometimes they approach the edgy side of theater (check out the story before you go), but overall a very very worthwhile operation.

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