461 Arena Stage - Fichandler Tips
- Take public transit 1
- Splurge for valet 1
- Parking is scarce 1
- Food and drinks for purchase 1
or, add your own...
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
Dining all around, and on site.
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 ?
The meal at the Catwalk Cafe was surprisingly wonderful! What a find!
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
The show is performed "in the round" with the band in the center of the stage area and the actors walking and dancing around the stage. Our tickets from Goldstar.com placed us in the first row. So, we were often within a foot or two of the action.
or, add your own... The theater is about a block from the Waterfront Metro Station. Unless you have a need to drive after the show, Metro is the best way to get there.
The weather was sunny and hot.. I wore a pair of slacks and a shirt..
Across the street is the Station 4 restaurant. $35 three-course dinner. Dinner before the show, desert after the show.
The weather was a warm clear spring evening.. I wore a black cocktail dress with sandals. .
You can reserve a private table at the Arena Cafe' however you can also enjoy sharing conversation with others at the community guest tables.
nowhere to eat on waterfront until 2017
The weather was Rainy cold with freezing rain. I wore Layered clothes.
Mother Courage and Her Children
We always take Metro - it's only two blocks from Waterfront.
Found a metered space a minute's walk away, no problems parking at all.