Venue Details

211 Star Starred
The National Theatre
Between 13th St NW and 14th St NW 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20004
202-628-6161
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29 events
21 reviews
6 stars
Parking is difficult but Metro is fine 40minutes on Red line Shady Grove to Metro Center 4 block walk
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29 events
21 reviews
6 stars
The weather was cool . I wore a light sweater.
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess"
70 ratings
4.6 average rating
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89 events
88 reviews
10 stars
attended Dec 26 2013

This was a good show. The singing was very good but a bit old fashioned sung mostly in operetta style. The staging was a bit bland and monochromatic, but overall a good show for the price. A shocking bit of theatre was playing out in the audience...continued

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6 reviews
11 stars
attended Dec 26 2013

I am sorry to say I was disappointed with this production. I had trouble understanding the words which was made more difficult by having more than one person singing at the same time. This was especially true when Bess and Porgy were singing. ...continued

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6 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 26 2013

The show was excellent! The music was phenomenal! Our seats were fantastic and the theatre is just beautiful. I would highly recommend going to see this show. If you take Metro, get off at Metro Center at the 13th St. exit and the theatre is...continued

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About the Ticket Supplier: The National Theatre Group

For almost 200 years, Washington’s historic National Theatre has occupied a prominent position on Pennsylvania Avenue – “America’s Main Street”. Located a stone’s throw from the White House and bordering the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, The National Theatre is the historic cultural center for the performing arts in our nation’s capital and the oldest enterprise on Pennsylvania Avenue continuously operating in its original designated capacity.