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Plan Your Visit

Getting THere

The Washington Ballet

3515 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
The Washington Ballet's England Studio is located on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Porter Street, NW. VIEW A MAP

The England Studio is converted into an intimate theater, and provides a perfect opportunity to get up close to the artists of The Washington Ballet. Near Cleveland Park and Tenleytown, this area has numerous options for dining.

More info: www.washingtonballet.org

Parking: Limited street parking is available.

Metro: Take the Red line to Cleveland Park and then take H4 bus west up Porter Street or take the Red line to Tenleytown and take a 30, 32, 34, 36, 96 bus south on Wisconsin to the corner of Wisconsin Ave. and Porter St.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Eisenhower Theater
2700 F Street, NW
800.444.1324 or 202.467.4600

The Washington Ballet performs at the Eisenhower Theater in the majestic John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

More info: http://www.kennedy-center.org/visitor/directions.html

Parking: The Kennedy Center offers parking from 6AM to Midnight for a fee. Parking space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the fee is to be paid upon arrival. All major credit cards are accepted.

Metro: Take the Orange or Blue line to the Foggy Bottom/George Washington University Station (23rd and I). From there it is a short walk via New Hampshire Avenue OR use the FREE Kennedy Center Shuttle (signs are towards the left as you exit the escalator). The shuttle departs every 15 minutes from 9:45AM-Midnight Monday-Friday, 10AM-Midnight on Saturdays, Noon-Midnight on Sundays and 4PM-Midnight on Federal holidays.

Warner Theatre

13th and E Streets, NW

The historic Warner Theatre has been the home of The Washington Ballet's The Nutcracker since Mary Day's time. Located in the bustle of downtown and convenient to shops, restaurants and monuments, the Warner Theatre is The Washington Ballet's holiday home!

More info: www.warnertheatredc.com

Parking: There is a PMI Parking Garage on E Street, NW, between 12th and 13th Streets and others in the neighborhood. Metro: Take the Red, Orange or Blue line to Metro Center. Take the 12th and F Street exit (follow signs toward the sales office). At the top of the escalator proceed straight ahead (West) on F Street toward 13th Street. Turn left at the corner at 13th Street. The theater entrance is halfway down the block on your left.

The Harman Center

610 F Street, NW

Opened in 2007, Sidney Harman Hall offers flexible staging for virtually every kind of performance and offers stunning city views from both the Orchestra and the Mezzanine levels.

More info: www.shakespearetheatre.org

Parking: There is a PMI Parking Garage on the corner of 9th and D Street NW with a special theatre parking rate of $7.00 after 5PM Monday through Friday and after Noon on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is also available at LAZ Parking directly beneath Sidney Harman Hall. Please check the Verizon Center’s website in advance to see if there is an event that may impact your visit. Metro: Take the Red, Green or Yellow lines to Gallery Place-Chinatown Station. Or, take the Red Line to Judiciary Square; use the F Street NW exit. .

THEARC Theater

1901 Mississippi Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20020

The theater at THEARC is a 369-seat state-of-the-art facility where TWB opens its annual production of The Nutcracker and presents other programming and school performances. Free parking is available on site.

More Info: www.thearcdc.org

Parking and Transportation: Free parking is available on site. Metro: Take the Green line to Southern Avenue Station. Metro Bus Lines: 94 (Stanton Road Line), 30, 32, 34, 35, 36 (Pennsylvania Ave Line) and W2, W3 (Southeast Community Hospital-Anacostia Line).


The Washington Ballet’s performance venues are in compliance with the ADA. If you require an access accommodation for a Washington Ballet performance, please use the venue link below for accessibility information, contacts and how to make specific requests for services.

The Kennedy Center - http://www.kennedy-center.org/accessibility/
The Harman Center - http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/info/visit/accessibility
The Warner Theatre - http://warnertheatredc.com/faq
THEARC Theater - http://www.thearcdc.org/theater

Tips for visiting

*Please note that all persons entering the theater must have a ticket, including babies.


Still photography and videotaping is not permitted in any of the theaters. Candid photography and videotaping is permitted in the lobby only. No photographs or videotapes may be reproduced, distributed or sold without advance written permission from The Washington Ballet.

Cellular Phones
The use of cellular phones is not permitted in the theaters. Please step outside to use your cell phone.

Food and Drinks
Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the theaters. Food and drinks are permitted only in the designated eating areas.

Smoking is not permitted in the theaters.

Mobility Access
Please call TWB Patron Services Department at 202.362.3606 x605 regarding mobility access.

To maintain the integrity of our students training, The Washington Ballet does not allow observation of regularly scheduled classes. Parents will be notified of parent observation dates.

Theater Etiquette

Silence is Golden
Please silence cellular phones, watch alarms, beepers and pagers before entering the theater.

What to Wear to the Ballet
There is no official "dress code" for attending performances. Patrons usually dress in business casual attire for non-Opening Night performances and in formal business attire for Opening Nights. However, we'd rather have a patron come in jeans and a sweatshirt than not come at all.

Golden Rules of Theater Etiquette

(This article originally appeared in Playbill. Reprinted with permission.)

  • Go easy with the atomizer: many people are highly allergic to perfume and cologne.
  • If you bring a child, make sure etiquette is part of the experience. Children love learning new things.
  • Unwrap all candies and cough drops before the curtain goes up or the performance begins.
  • Make sure cell phones, beepers and watch alarms are OFF. And don't jangle the bangles.
  • The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point.
  • Note to love birds: When you lean your heads together, you block the view of the person behind you. Leaning forward also blocks the view.
  • THOU SHALT NOT TALK, or hum or sing along or beat time with a body part.
  • Force yourself to wait for a pause or intermission before rifling through a purse, backpack or shopping bag.
  • Yes, the parking lot gets busy and public transportation is tricky, but leaving while the show is in progress is discourteous.
  • The old standby: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Restaurants in the Area

The Washington Ballet would like to encourage you to visit our restaurant partners: Finemondo, M&S Grill, Oyamel, Bourbon Steak, The Rye Bar, The Ritz Carlton, Carmine's, Zaytinya, and Jaleo and our sponsorship partners: Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar, Famoso Restaurant and Lounge, Buck’s Fishing & Camping and Comet Ping Pong. Patrons are encouraged to verify information as necessary.

Restaurants Located Near The Washington Ballet

2 Amys 3715 Macomb St. NW
Tel: 202-885-5700, Web: www.2amyspizza.com

Cactus Cantina 3300 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Tel: (202) 686-7222, Web: www.cactuscantina.com

Cafe Deluxe 3228 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Tel: (202) 686-2233, Web: http://www.cafedeluxe.com/

Comet Ping Pong (Sponsorship Partner) 5037 Connecticut Ave NW
Tel: (202) 364-0404, Web: www.cometpingpong.com

Restaurants Located Near The Kennedy Center

Ancora 600 New Hampshire NW
Tel: (202) 333-1600, Web: http://ancoradc.com/

Bourbon Steak/Four Seasons Hotel (TWB Restaurant Partner)
2800 Pennsylvania Ave.NW
Tel: (202) 944-2026, Web: www.bourbonsteakdc.com

District Commons 2200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Tel: (202) 587-8277, Web: www.districtcommonsdc.com

KC Cafe The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Tel: (202) 416-8576, Web: www.kennedy-center.org/visitor/restaurant_kccafe.cfm

Malmaison 3401 K Street NW
Tel: (202) 817-3340, Web: www.malmaisondc.com

Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar The John F. Kennedy Center
Tel: (202) 416-8555, Web: www.kennedy-center.org/visitor/restaurant_terrace.cfm

The Rye Bar (TWB Restaurant Partner) 1050 31st St. NW
Tel: (202) 617-2400-8576, Web: www.theryebar.com

The Ritz-Carlton Washington DC (TWB Restaurant Partner) 1150 22nd St NW
Tel: (202) 835-0500, Web: www.ritzcarlton.com

Restaurants Located Near the Warner Theatre

Capital City Brewing Company 1100 New York Ave., NW
Tel: (202) 628-2222, Web: www.capcitybrew.com

Ceiba 701 14th Street, NW
Tel: (202) 393-3983, Web: www.ceibarestaurant.com

Chef Geoff's Downtown 13th Street, NW, between E & F Streets
Tel: (202) 464-4461, Web: www.chefgeoff.com

Del Frisco's Grille 1201 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Tel: (202) 450-4686, Web: www.delfriscosgrille.com/washington-dc

Elephant & Castle 12th St. & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Tel: (202) 347-7707, Web: www.elephantcastle.com

McCormick & Schmick's 13th St. and F St., NW
Tel: (202) 347-1500, Web: www.mccormickandschmicks.com

The Willard Room The Willard Inter-Continental Hotel 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Tel: (202)628-9100, Web: www.washington.intercontinental.com

Restaurants Located Near The Harman Center

Carmine's (Restaurant Partner) 425 7th Street NW
Tel: (202) 737-7770, Web: www.carminesnyc.com

Zaytinya (Restaurant Partner) 701 9th Street NW
Tel: 202.638.0800, Web: www.zaytinya.com

Jaleo (Restaurant Partner) 480 7th Street NW
Tel: 202.628.7949, Web: www.jaleo.com

Rosa Mexicano 575 7th Street NW
Tel: 202.783.5522, Web: www.rosamexicano.com