Tips for The National Theatre

1321 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC 20004 Between 13th St NW and 14th St NW
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385 The National Theatre Tips

  • Casual 4
  • Formal 1
  • Dressy 1
  • Take public transit 4
  • Park in lot 2
  • Splurge for valet 1
  • Dine before you go 6
Claudia Wilson
3 events
1 review
4 stars
I use Panda Parking/Spot Hero and found less expensive parking about 2 blocks away.
Von Harrison
Von Harrison
8 events
1 review
7 stars
I used Spot Hero to reserve parking in advance, about a block away. The app allows you to see all available parking options in the area and pay in advance. It was a good way to compare prices and puck the best option.
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Barry Rosenberg
2 events
0 reviews
5 stars
Parking lot at 610 12th St has no stairs or elevator for customers to use. Customers must walk on driveway from lower levels to exit lot and to get cars.
David Slentz
1 events
1 review
10 stars
Central Michel Richard at 10th and penn
Corey
Corey
20 events
1 review
3 stars
All the seats are good, but pay for a closer seat if you can. It's worth it. -Cb
Beetlejuice
laurelthomas
4 events
3 reviews
4 stars
Dinner at The Hamilton (just down the street from the theater) was super. Our reservation was for 5pm so we were seated by the time the restaurant quickly filled up. Service and food was outstanding. Reservations recommended.
Carol McKenna Fort
3 events
1 review
7 stars
The weather was Theater was cold in Mezz level . I wore socks/boots to avoid cold feet. For Betelgeuse, MANY in the audience were dressed in black and white stripes. Made the people watching even more fun! .
Carol McKenna Fort
3 events
1 review
7 stars
When picking up tix at Will Call, use the entrance to the far right to avoid being re-directed through the throngs blocking the other doors. Arrive early to make it a stress-free occasion.
Aaron Ellis
3 events
2 reviews
4 stars
If you need to park, I recommend the lot along E Street just across from the FBI Building. It’s a flat $10 on evenings and weekends (closes at 11pm) and quite possibly the best parking “deal” in Penn Quarter.
catonfour@gmail.com
5 events
1 review
9 stars
Even if you can find good parking, it's so hard to drive in DC, (so many pedestrians) and so easy to get a ticket. My experience with prepaid parking online service in DC and Arlington hasn't been so smooth in the past either - I've had to struggle to get into a garage that hasn't yet opened (for which I prepaid), as well as double pay to get out (no attendant to whom to show my receipt). Farragut West isn't that far and a pleasant walk.
Modrocker
28 events
25 reviews
46 stars
We ate at The Hamilton about two blocks away on 14th street. The food was wonderful and they validate your parking at the PMI garage another block up for up to $10. It's a comfortable walking distance from the theatre and a good special occasion place.
dogged
59 events
16 reviews
7 stars
Very close to metro center...and lots of places to eat...we ended up at Hotel W rooftop lounge...the view is fabulous...very chic too!
Zia Patty
17 events
7 reviews
3 stars
There's a Pret a Manger restaurant on the corner of 13th street - handy for a hot soup on a cold afternoon. Taking the Metro to Metro Center was extremely convenient, a very short walk.
BL Pierce
19 events
10 reviews
2 stars
Sunday tickets = free street parking!
Anna Stratton
22 events
9 reviews
8 stars
at the Hamilton. Good food, reasonable prices, pleasant atmosphere.
Ronald Lloveras
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.
Lynne G
11 events
2 reviews
5 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.
Lynne G
11 events
2 reviews
5 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!
Staci
8 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.
NICK SHOFF
32 events
23 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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