Tips for The National Theatre

1321 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC 20004 Between 13th St NW and 14th St NW
4.5 by 2748 members
The National Theatre 4.480604075691411 out of 5 2748

360 The National Theatre Tips

  • Casual 3
  • Take public transit 2
  • Splurge for valet 1
  • Shuttle to/from lot 1
  • Dine before you go 2
20 events
9 reviews
7 stars
at the Hamilton. Good food, reasonable prices, pleasant atmosphere.
9 events
2 reviews
0 stars
If you are planning to order a 2nd drink/snack during intermission, pre-order them the first time so you can skip the long lines.
10 events
2 reviews
4 stars
We paid for advance parking through Panda Parking website. We just drove in the selected garage around the corner - no discussion on where to park- it was all set up for us.
10 events
2 reviews
4 stars
Ate at Hill country BBQ. Recommend reservations- but inexpensive and fun atmosphere. Lean brisket was excellent. Great staff- a lot of fun and great food!
7 events
1 review
0 stars
If you want to eat before the show, we highly recommend Boss Shepherd's across the street. They have a pre- or post-theatre menu, very reasonably priced, and the food is delicious.
30 events
22 reviews
6 stars
Parking is difficult but Metro is fine 40minutes on Red line Shady Grove to Metro Center 4 block walk
30 events
22 reviews
6 stars
The weather was cool . I wore a light sweater.
255 events
50 reviews
119 stars
The weather was Mild temps, dressy grown folks! Be ready for security wands and bag checks.
7 events
2 reviews
0 stars
The weather was 50 degrees. I wore slacks and sweater and a light jacket.
1 events
1 review
7 stars
We took the Metro to Federal Triangle. That was very convenient.
1 events
1 review
0 stars
I wore Jeans. Kind of wished I'd gotten more dresses up. Oh well - next time!.
1 events
1 review
0 stars
I live in Arlington, so I parked at the all-night Ballston Mall Arlington lot for $6.00 and rode the metro to Metro Center. National Theatre is just a few blocks away, so everything was easy. I stopped at the 23-hour Harris Teeters in Arlington for a fresh salad on my way home. Fun night!
Lisa Maurer Neurohr
13 events
3 reviews
6 stars
Boss Shepards was a perfect spot to eat. Great fried chicken and tasty sides!
Motown the Musical
54 events
20 reviews
2 stars
Book and pay parking ahead at the spot on 13th closest to the National
10 events
7 reviews
2 stars
The weather was warm. I wore a skirt and short sleeves.
ChelS
6 events
1 review
9 stars
District Taco is right around the corner and delicious!
Newsies
14 events
1 review
8 stars
The weather was pleasant. I wore black pants, nice top, heels.
38 events
15 reviews
44 stars
We wen to Boss Shepherds on l3th St after the production. Great meal. A 5 star afternoon that extended to the early evening.
19 events
1 review
37 stars
Parking in nearby garages is expensive during the week ($20 ave), more reasonable onthe weekend ($10 ave). Walking from the metro (metro station stop, 13th street exit) is pleasant in good weather.
30 events
22 reviews
6 stars
Ebbit Grille is close by Entrees are not expensive but everything is ala carte so it can add up fast Food is good though Very popular so make a reservation