Theatre in DC: Resident & Touring Companies

Find theatre performances and schedules in CultureCapital including resident and touring theatre companies presenting drama, comedy, musicals, experimental and the classics in DC, MD & VA.

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Olney Theatre Center
Sun. Oct 13
“Willkommen! And bienvenue!” to Kander and Ebb’s Tony-winning Cabaret, where the world burns brightly with desire and debauchery.

The Grapes of Wrath American Shakespeare Center on Tour

The Alden
Sun. Oct 27
An Oklahoma drought during the Great Depression forces the Joad family to flee their home for the promise of a new life in California.

Mystery Science Theater 3000

National Theatre
Oct. 18 – 19
Join creator and original host Joel Hodgson in his final tour and the world’s greatest – and only – movie-riffing robots, Tom Servo, Crow, and Gypsy.

Escaped Alone

Signature Theatre
Oct. 13 – Nov. 3
Caryl Churchill's (Cloud 9, Top Girls) electrifying Signature debut is a caustically funny and surreal afternoon of tea and calamity.

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville

National Theatre
Sun. Oct 13
Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all — and stay to find something they never expected.


Folger Theatre
Nov. 5 – Dec. 22
Genius and jealousy collide in the opulent salons and opera houses of 18th-century Vienna. When an impulsive and eccentric prodigy outshines an envious, God-fearing composer consumed by bitterness, theatrical fireworks emerge.

Fiddler on the Roof

National Theatre
Dec. 10 – 15
You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins.

1 Henry IV

Folger Theatre
Sun. Oct 13
Hal’s path to the throne may be unusual, but it eventually leads him to the one place where questions of

Jersey Boys

National Theatre
Dec. 17 – 31
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon.

WNO: Otello

The Kennedy Center
Oct. 26 – Nov. 16
Verdi’s epic retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

A Chorus Line

Signature Theatre
Oct. 29, 2019 – Jan. 4, 2020
This non-stop showcase with one of the largest casts in Signature history is the one singular sensation for the holiday season.

WNO: The Magic Flute

The Kennedy Center
Nov. 2 – 23
Mozart meets Maurice Sendak and a little magic!



BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sat. Oct 26

Edward Albee’s Occupant

Edlavitch DCJCC
Nov. 7 – 30

An Irish Carol

Keegan Theatre
Dec. 12 – 31

Shear Madness

The Kennedy Center
Oct. 13 – Nov. 24

A Christmas Carol

Ford's Theatre
Nov. 21, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020

The Royale

Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
Oct. 13 – 27


Ford's Theatre
Oct. 13 – 27

West by God

Keegan Theatre
Oct. 13 – 20

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

The Alden
Tue. Oct 22

Broadway Center Stage: Footloose

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Oct 13

Rent 20th Anniversary Tour

National Theatre
Nov. 12 – 17
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