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Shakespeare Theatre Company

610 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1604
+1 202-547-1122
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Saw "C. S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert"

Someone said that the Lansburgh Theatre had cramped seating. I'm not sure what people were talking... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2016
Dawn M
Vienna, Virginia
Extraordinary Perfomance in a Comfortable Hall

We had the good fortune to purchase last minute tickets for excellent seats at a Shakespeare... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2016
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The Shakespeare Theatre Company produces and presents award-winning plays in its two venues in downtown Washington D.C., attracting many theatre-goers from D.C., Maryland, Virginia and from around the world. As a non-profit arts organization our education programs bring classical theatre experiences, critical discussions and vital academic resources into area schools and communities. We also host a number of other arts organizations who perform world class dance, music, and much more.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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610 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1604
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-547-1122
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

Someone said that the Lansburgh Theatre had cramped seating. I'm not sure what people were talking about. We are both tall - 6'2" and 5'8" with broad shoulders and we had plenty of room. The seats are very comfortable. Speaking of seats - have to...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We had the good fortune to purchase last minute tickets for excellent seats at a Shakespeare Theater Company matinee performance of Othello. The play was powerful with superb performances and moving stage work. A performance by which others should be judged. Seats were comfortable and...More

Thank V V
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This theater primarily hosts Shakespearean plays. I have attended several performances, most recently Othello on 2/28/16, a Sunday evening. The theater lobby is clean and modern. The theater entrance is on the 2nd floor via steps or elevator. Upon the 2nd floor there is a...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2016

Shakespeare Theatre Company does some great productions. Each year there's one free production -- usually a popular one from a year or so earlier -- as well as the usual variety of Shakespeare and other theatrical productions. They also participate in the NTLive performances which...More

Thank Cara S
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I saw that there was a season of this show already when planning my Christmas visit to DC. Having grown up in the UK and seen the RSC several times and also "grown up" with London shows, my hopes were high. This company certainly delivered,...More

Thank jillalm
Reviewed 29 December 2015

I love theatre, and I love Shakespeare. So the chance to see a production of the musical based on Taming of the Shrew here couldn't be missed. Kiss Me Kate is a fun production, and they did a great job with it. The actors were...More

Thank wanderingkale
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Small, intimate- no bad seats . Saw Salome, great actors, simple but explosive settings. You need to understand story line to get the best understanding and appreciation for the characters and story line.

Thank lori c
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I have just seen "Salomé" being performed on their Lansburgh stage. It is a new, different, and dark presentation of the Salomé legend adapted and directed by South Africa's Yaël Farber. It is their entry in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival and, in my opinion,...More

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 18 September 2015

The theater has great frontage of the street. All glass window/doors. The lobby is not to big but intimate. There is a gift shop as well. Mid size theater. Every seat in the theater is good seat. Shakespeare Theatre Company - Washington, DC, United States

Thank travelercass
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I'm not giving 5 stars because the play (A Midsummer's Night Dream) was free (during the two-week annual "Free for All" festival), but because the play, the production, the facility, the seating, and the staff were all top-notch "even though" it was free. We got...More

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maureen w
23 October 2015|
Response from Ed C | Reviewed this property |
The Shakespeare Theatre is a Theatrical Production Venue - there is no audience dancing