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National Theatre - Theater Information

Address:
1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20004

BUILT: 1922

SEATING CAPACITY: 1676


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National Theatre History

Located on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House, The National Theatre opened in 1835 and is the nation’s oldest venue still presenting touring Broadway.

What Shows Played the National Theatre

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? Hadestown (2021)
? - ? Jagged Little Pill (2022)
? - ? Cats (Non-Equity) (2021)
? - ? SIX (Aragon Tour) (2022)
? - ? Hairspray (Non-Equity) (2021)
? - ? Come From Away (2018)
? - ? Rent (Non Eq) (2016)
? - ? The Simon & Garfunkel Story (Non-Eq) (2021)
? - ? Tootsie (Non-Equity) (2021)
? - ? The King's Speech (2020)
12/17/2019 - 1/5/2020 Jersey Boys (2015)
11/12/2019 - 11/17/2019 Rent (Non Eq) (2016)
3/26/2019 - 3/31/2019 A Bronx Tale (2018)
11/27/2018 - 12/30/2018 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (2015)
? - ? Beetlejuice (2018)
5/15/2018 - 6/3/2018 Waitress (2017)
2/6/2018 - 2/18/2018 Something Rotten! (2017)
12/20/2017 - 1/7/2018 Les Miserables (2017)
? - ? Mean Girls (2017)
6/20/2017 - 7/2/2017 Rent (Non Eq) (2016)
4/18/2017 - 5/13/2017 Fun Home (2016)
4/6/2016 - 4/24/2016 Jersey Boys (2015)
12/1/2015 - 1/3/2016 Motown the Musical (2014)
11/18/2015 - 11/29/2015 Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (2014)
3/17/2015 - 3/29/2015 Blithe Spirit (unknown)
12/16/2014 - 1/4/2015 Pippin (2014)
8/26/2014 - 9/14/2014 Dirty Dancing (2014)
6/12/2012 - 6/24/2012 Beauty and the Beast (2010)
11/10/2011 - 1/7/2012 Jersey Boys (2006)
7/12/2011 - 7/24/2011 Rock of Ages (2010)
3/8/2011 - 3/20/2011 In the Heights (2009)
10/1/2009 - 12/12/2009 Jersey Boys (2006)
3/10/2009 - 3/22/2009 A Chorus Line (2008)
12/16/2008 - 1/17/2009 West Side Story (2009)
12/11/2007 - 1/6/2008 Monty Python's Spamalot (2006)
6/6/2006 - 7/9/2006 Monty Python's Spamalot (2006)
3/21/2006 - 4/8/2006 Hot Feet (2006) [Pre-Broadway]
6/10/2003 - 6/28/2003 Chicago (unknown)
? - 9/30/1979 Daddy Goodness (1979) [Pre-Broadway]
1/11/1978 - 1/14/1978 Spotlight (1978) [Pre-Broadway]
11/18/1967 - 12/9/1967 Mata Hari (1967) [Pre-Broadway]
12/17/1963 - ? Hello, Dolly! (1964) [Pre-Broadway]
12/1/1954 - 2/26/1955 Mrs. Patterson (1954)
2/18/1953 - 2/21/1953 Maggie (1953)
6/14/1951 - Courtin' Time (1951)
12/16/1948 - 1/21/1950 Lend an Ear (1948)
5/5/1948 - 6/12/1948 Hold It! (1948)
2/20/1948 - 3/13/1948 Tonight at 8:30 (1948)
4/18/1946 - 7/19/1947 Call Me Mister (1946)
11/22/1945 - 4/13/1946 The Day Before Spring (1945)
11/11/1943 - 1/4/1944 What's Up (1943)
10/1/1943 - 10/2/1943 Hairpin Harmony (1943)
11/24/1936 - ? Tonight at 8:30 (1936)
11/15/1927 - ? Show Boat (1927) [Pre-Broadway]
10/20/1925 - ? Arabesque (1925)
3/8/1852 - 3/12/1852 The Magic Deer (1852)
4/21/1841 - 5/22/1841 The Naiad Queen (1841)
10/14/1839 - ? Amilie (1839)
10/13/1833 - ? Amilie, or, the Love Test (1838)
? - ? Beyond the Fringe (1962) [Pre-Broadway]
? - ? 1776 (1969) [Pre-Broadway]
? - ? Li'l Abner (1956) [Pre-Broadway]
? - ? All Saints' Day (1960)
? - ? Carnival! (1961) [Pre-Broadway]
? - ? Frederika (1937) [Pre-Broadway]


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in National Theatre?
National Theatre's current show is SIX (Aragon Tour) which opened on 3/29/2022.

What when was National Theatre built?
National Theatre was built in 1922.

How many seats does National Theatre have?
National Theatre has 1676 seats.

What were the longest running shows at National Theatre?
Hello, Dolly! which ran from 1/16/1964 to 12/27/1970, Jersey Boys which ran from 12/1/2006 to 4/28/2013, Amilie, or, the Love Test which ran from 10/15/1833 to 6/28/1839, Rent (Non Eq) which ran from 9/12/2016 to 5/22/2022 and Beauty and the Beast which ran from 2/9/2010 to 6/2/2013,