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Theatre in Metro DC including Resident & Touring Companies

Find Metro DC theatre performances and schedules in CultureCapital including resident and touring theatre companies presenting drama, comedy, satire, musicals and the classics.

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Hot Hits
Capital Fringe Festival: Now Thru July 27
The biggest, baddest, boldest Capital Fringe runs from July 10 – 27, taking place in over 15 different venues in downtown DC with 140 performing groups. This year’s inspiring and eclectic offerings range from site-specific performances, one act plays, comedies, musicals, dramas and dance to puppetry, improvisation, clowns, hip-hop, poetry, mime and more. Check here for a complete schedule, including descriptions, dates and time.
Season Preview 2014-2015
DC theatre and performing arts presenters are announcing their 2014-2015 seasons. Check here for full information and subscription purchase options for DC presenters, including theatre, music and dance.
Disney's The Lion King
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thru Sun, August 17
Winner of six Tonys including Best Musical, Disney's The Lion King returns! With direction and costumes by Julie Taymor, Elton John and Tim Rice's score brings the African Pridelands to life with "Circle of Life" and many more great songs.
Swing Time – The Musical!
Burke Theater: US Navy Memorial
Thu, July 31 thru Sun, November 30
Set in a World War II era radio studio, this lively musical revue features three men and three women who are working together to put on their live big-band war bond drive radio broadcast
Shear Madness
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thru Thursday, December 31, 2015
Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 11,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape, keeping all the bounce, body, and shine of opening night.
Defending the Caveman
Sat, August 2
Warner Theatre
Carrie: The Musical
Thru Sun, August 3
Studio Theatre
The Tempest
Thru Sun, August 3
Olney Theatre Center
Mestey Films Productions presents: ''The Ice Queen''
Sat, July 26 thru Sat, August 9
Workhouse Arts Center
The Laramie Project
Fri, August 8 thru Sun, August 10
Workhouse Arts Center
Stupid F##king Bird
Wed, July 30 thru Sun, August 17
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Legally Blonde - The Musical
Fri, August 15 thru Sun, August 24
Workhouse Arts Center
Sat, July 26 thru Sun, August 31
Adventure Theatre MTC