494 Arena Stage - Fichandler Tips
- Casual 4
- Formal 1
- Dressy 1
- Take public transit 5
- Parking is scarce 3
- Parking is expensive 2
- Dine before you go 3
- Food and drinks for purchase 2
Reserve parking when you get your tickets or you may need to use even more expensive valet parking option like we did
1) The parking entrance was hard to find (light the sign!) 2) The parking exit is difficult to navigate w/o a scrape (even in my small Prius)
Waterfront Metro is a short 2 blocks away and right across from Station 4 restaurant where for $35 you can arrive early and have your appetizer and entre, walk over to the show, and then stop back and have your dessert and coffee and talk some more, save your ticket for getting a 10% discount on your bill.
There is valet parking, on street "app parking", underground handicap parking.
We ate at Station 4 restaurant before the show. The food was good and the Prix Fixe was reasonably priced ($35).
or, add your own... If you drive down and attend a show on Sunday, street parking is free
The Pajama Game
with the construction in the area parking is a real problem. Valet parking is an option but $25. Could park aways away and call uber
Parking in site, valet available. And parking on 4th street is reasonable. Check for validation at venue for parking discount.
Parking: disastrous! We drove around for 20+ minutes and missed the beginning of the show. The residential zoned parking down there is in effect 7 days a week, from 8 am to midnight, making on-street parking impossible for a show. Even metered -- except for a few spots on Maine Avenue. We finally made it through the endless automated voice prompts on Arena Stage's phone line to reach a person to ask where to park. "1101 N Street has a parking garage. Not really -- it's monthly parking only. But across the street, at the 1100 building, if you go down an alley and around to the back of the building (very poor signage), there is an entrance into the garage for the public. $12 on the weekends. Really?!! In SW DC ?
There normally is good parking right on Maine Ave. if you get there about 30 minutes early.
The weather was It was sunny and great to walk around the area.. I wore business casual..
Dine before at
Parking garage across the street $11.00