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Celebrate Theatre Season in the District

Musicals, plays, classics and new shows headline DC’s Theatre Week 2023. With more than 25 productions across the region including drama, comedy, Shakespeare and more, you’re sure to find the perfect show.

From Sept. 21 through Oct. 8, theatre-goers can enjoy discounted tickets and a variety of activities to kick off the season. Tickets will be available at $20, $40 and $60 price points via TodayTix.

Theatre Washington President and Chief Executive Officer, Amy Austin, expressed excitement about the opportunities theatre week holds for community collaboration and connection.

“Theatre is about collaboration, empathy, and sharing space,” said Austin, “Theatre Week shows how beautifully those things come together. We pull out all the stops for Theatre Week with opportunities to get together in many different ways throughout the District with shows and free events.”

In addition to theatrical performances, events, concerts and exhibits will also highlight this year’s celebration including:

  • September 30: The #DCTHEATRE bike ride (1501 14th St. NW)
  • October 1: Raising the Curtain on Women in DC Theatre Walking Tour (1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW)
  • October 1: Free Rolling on the River Concert (970 Wharf St. SW)
  • October 2: DC Theatre Season Preview Event (1100 Jefferson Dr SW)
  • October 5-8: A Stage of Their Own Exhibit (1377 R St. NW)

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) encouraged residents to support artists and explore the many shows the city has to offer during theatre week.

“We know that without the arts, the world is black and white, but when we have a city that supports the arts and supports artists, then we have a city that is bursting with color,” Bowser said. “One of the best ways for our city to show our appreciation for artists and creatives is by filling our theaters, and Theatre Week is a great opportunity to see a show in DC.”

Visit theatreweek.org to purchase tickets, view productions and explore all of the associated events.

Sarah Payne is a reporter for Capital Community News. She can be reached at sarahp@hillrag.com.

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