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The National Theatre

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Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Address: 1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1711
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Nice place to catch a show.

Older theatre in a good location. Lobby is kinda small, not much room to move around. Concessions are outrageously priced! Seats are nicely padded and a decent size. Leg room... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
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Bunker Hill, West Virginia
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Bunker Hill, West Virginia
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Older theatre in a good location. Lobby is kinda small, not much room to move around. Concessions are outrageously priced! Seats are nicely padded and a decent size. Leg room is terrible. Almost impossible to get to a seat in the middle of a row.

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Germantown Maryland
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383 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Went and saw the Grinch that stole Christmas today at the National, I have not been there in over thirty years. The theatre is nice, well kept, people are nice and it is organized. The play itself a musical was great. We really enjoyed the experience.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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481 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Very nice theater, good views from every angle, even if we were on the floor in the middle. The seats were comfy, though they could use just a bit more knee room. No photography of the interior was allowed even before the show started and the attendants would ask people to delete their photos or face a fine (strange...understandable during... More 

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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I like to attend at least one Christmas performance every year. This year we chose The Grinch at the National Theater. It was a lively performance with colorful costumes and lots of cheer. Comfy seats and ample legroom between the aisles. Two drawbacks: 1. The sound system seemed to be lacking as it sometimes was difficult to... More 

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Owings
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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent evening and perfect to put you in the holiday mood. It was pure holiday cheer for the whole family too...thoroughly enjoyable

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I saw Bill Bur over the weekend and we really enjoyed ourselves. They theater was clean and the seating was great. Although we had trouble parking because it's in a popular location and there was something going on that weekend. There is a parking garage but it was completely full so we had to walk a few... More 

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Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This was the first time I go to a theater since high school and I have been missing out. The way the sound is projected to the audience it's better than the movies.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Excellent production -- new music really freshened things up. Wonderful staging, sets, and acting. Toto, of course, stole the show!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

We saw Cinderella, Annie and Wizard of Oz this year at the National Theatre. Although the theatre is old, it is in pretty decent shape and it is a fun place to see a show. While the Kennedy Center is a much grander experience, the acoustics are better at the National and you feel much closer to the stage due... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I took my mother here to see Jersey Boys, which she was so looking forward to, and the staff went out of their way to show me such outstanding kindness. Right before my visit my mother found out she has lung cancer in both lungs. Due to her ill overall health, treatment options are very limited. Sitting there, watching my... More 

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