Nestled in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, the Phillips Collection is a century-old modern and contemporary art museum. Founded by the avid art collector, Duncan Phillips, the establishment is also America’s first museum of modern art. This former home of Duncan Phillips now houses several thousands of art works. Interestingly, the galleries here are frequently rearranged to make way for the works of newer artists and to facilitate newer experiences for the visitors. In addition to the famous exhibitions held here, the museum also offers award-winning educational programs for people of all ages. An impassioned ode to the power of art, this museum is a must visit for all modern-art lovers.
The Kennedy Center is a lively space that hosts performing arts and events. The center offers three main theaters including, Concert Hall, Eisenhower Theater, and Opera House, which hosts different genres of performing arts: such as plays, operas, ballets, concerts, and films. Among the center's highlights include the Shakespeare Festival produced by the Shakespeare Theatre. The center is also home to one of the few open-air rooftop terraces, open for visitors to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. Free tours introduce visitors to the Hall of States, Hall of Nations, the main theaters, and gifts from many countries honoring the 35th president. It is a must-see for any visitor.
Since 1950, Arena Stage has been a primary player in the cultural life of Washington and one of the strongest regional theaters in the country. Its highly respected resident company performs a variety of stage productions, from Moliere to the Marx Brothers, as well as significant contemporary works. Arena Stage has three distinct venues: the "in-the-round" Fichlander Stage; the Kreeger with a proscenium stage and the Old Vat Room with a cabaret-style atmosphere. The theater is located near the southwest waterfront and several fine seafood restaurants.
Built in 1924, the Warner has long been a respected part of downtown Washington’s bustling entertainment scene. Housed in an imposing building, the theatre draws Broadway enthusiasts from all around the country. The theatre’s intricately decorated vaulted ceilings and richly bedecked interiors contribute to its lavish rococo décor. A host of reputed theatrical productions add to the allure of the theatre, routinely inviting Washingtonians for a visual treat. Broadways, musicals, concerts and shows, no matter the event, Warner Theatre has got you covered for all.
The Music Center at Strathmore is a cultural and entertainment hub in North Bethesda, Maryland. This concert hall hosts shows for a variety of events. It first opened in 2005 and it is not just a music venue but also provides education in music. With a wide range of musical concerts from jazz to rock, there is something for every music lover.
The Atlas Performing Arts Center is a complete complex boasting theaters, studios, stages, dressing rooms, a café and a production space. With 60,000 square feet of space the center has its own theater and dance company, orchestra and choral group. It is housed in historic theater and is home to many art organizations too. It is definitely a place for performing arts to live and thrive in Washington DC.
The Studio Theatre - Metheny Theatre is a modest theater with seating capacity for up to 200 people. The unique shape of the seating area ensures that each seat offers the best view in the house. The intimate nature of this theater adds to the overall show watching experience and makes it ideal for small theatrical productions, concerts and other events. The Studio Theatre- Metheny Theatre can be rented for reasonable rates for hosting all events of all kinds and size.