Tips for The National Theatre

1321 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC 20004 Between 13th St NW and 14th St NW
4.5 by 3218 members
The National Theatre 4.500994406463641 out of 5 3218

370 The National Theatre Tips

  • Casual 4
  • Formal 1
  • Dressy 1
  • Take public transit 3
  • Splurge for valet 1
  • Shuttle to/from lot 1
  • Dine before you go 4
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
58 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
NICK SHOFF
32 events
23 reviews
6 stars
The weather was cool . I wore a light sweater.
Vivian Thurman
322 events
54 reviews
172 stars
The weather was Mild temps, dressy grown folks! Be ready for security wands and bag checks.
Sharon
7 events
2 reviews
0 stars
The weather was 50 degrees. I wore slacks and sweater and a light jacket.
Nani Bee
1 events
1 review
7 stars
We took the Metro to Federal Triangle. That was very convenient.
R Chung
1 events
1 review
0 stars
I wore Jeans. Kind of wished I'd gotten more dresses up. Oh well - next time!.
R Chung
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!
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Lisa Maurer Neurohr
15 events
3 reviews
6 stars
Boss Shepards was a perfect spot to eat. Great fried chicken and tasty sides!
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Mary
68 events
21 reviews
2 stars
Book and pay parking ahead at the spot on 13th closest to the National
Stacey Ipsan
10 events
7 reviews
2 stars
The weather was warm. I wore a skirt and short sleeves.
ChelS
ChelS
6 events
1 review
9 stars
District Taco is right around the corner and delicious!
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