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Washington DC

The National Theatre

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1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1711
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-628-6161
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely historical theatre. Well preserved with interesting plays, some pre Broadway productions offered. The staff are outstanding at keeping everything running smoothly and controlling the flow of people.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tisim
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We sat orchestra right and had a great view of the stage. I doubt there’s a bad seat in the theater. The 2nd floor lounge and bar area is large. Unlike many theaters, the restroom was large and clean. At intermission there was a line...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

No bad seats in this theatre. Lots of places to get a drink and snack and the line ups weren’t too bad. Line ups for the bathrooms weren’t bad either. Decore is very nice. Location is downtown and convenient.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tshep42
Reviewed July 3, 2019

Great venue for seeing pre broadway shows. It is large so be sure to get good seats but other than that a great time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed May 7, 2019

We LOVE the National Theatre. We have been subscribers for two seasons and have seen wonderful shows. They bring several pre-Broadway so it is fun to see a work in progress. The customer service is also fantastic. Multiple times we've had to move our season...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

Went to see a show and for some reason they had every wait in the lobby until about twenty minutes before show time, some you had hundreds of people crowding ushers at one time trying to find their seats, wasn't fun at all. The inside...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019

After a great dinner at Old Ebbitt, we walked to the theater. We had four row orchestra seating, dead center. Great seats. We thought we would be too close for good viewing, but that was not the case. FINDING NEVERLAND was pretty good...it "starts" very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fran F
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed a fantastic visit to The National Theatre to see Finding Neverland. I purchased two side balcony tickets for $39 each. I was concerned, because you don't know what seats you have when ordering through the Todaytix app. But I lucked out with seats...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Had a great visit first time to this theater. We had stall seats and they suited us fine, my daughter is 5ft 7 she said she was comfortable. Able to see stage for me being 5 ft is always a challenge. The musical was great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Had not been to the National theater in years, but thoroughly enjoyed Beautiful, the Carole King musical. My only complaint was the leg room, had enough but hard to shift much which was bothering my arthritic knee. Will definitely get seats in the mezzanine next...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 9, 2018|
Response from K5264SMdeborahc | Reviewed this property |
Many restuarants right there. Plan ahead and reservations recommended.
December 19, 2017|
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Response from GramCPA | Reviewed this property |
Agree... you'll see all ranges of clothing. I typically wear a blazer/chino and my wife will wear a dress (but not a wedding guest level dress). I would recommend something nice... meaning more church clothes than... More
November 2, 2017|
Response from Cavaliere1 |
Old Ebbitt Grill. Make a reservation on OpenTable.
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