Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center
1201 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 682-5300
Fax: (202) 408-0830
A great place to go for a time out from the stressful routine by delving into the world of music, dance and stories. The Plaza Theatre stages all new contemporary and local shows. You can satisfy your aesthetic tastes by catching up on one of the plays or concerts being staged here. Located on street 4, the theater is tucked amidst world renowned restaurants in the north west area, where you can head to, after catching a show.
Studio Theatre is a busy venue, renowned for its leadership in the cultural arts neighborhood of 14th Street and as a primary force in the Washington theatrical scene in general. The two 200-seat theaters, the Mead and the Milton, offer strong works by contemporary playwrights such as David Mamet, Athol Fugard and Tom Stoppard. The six or seven plays presented each season in these two spaces assure the Studio's status as among the most productive in the city. In addition, the 50-seat Secondstage allows popular productions to continue their runs, and also provides for experimental plays to be showcased.
Occupying 1400 square feet (130.06 square meters) of previously unused space at the Old Dominion Brewery in the Mount Vernon region of Washington, DC, 9th & Beats is a music lover's delight. Despite being located in a brewhouse, this is an all-ages venue that brings artists from all over the country to its stage. This venue aims to give young bands, who don't get the opportunity to perform at most bars owing to age restrictions, a chance to showcase their talent.
Opera Ultra Lounge isn't only a nightclub, it's an experience. With state-of-the-art electronics, including lighting and sound, you'll feel like you've stepped into another world. Order a cocktail and enjoy the elegant and high tech atmosphere as you listen to live music or a DJ.
Nestled in an old-time structure, and an amalgamation of an art gallery, theatre, café, music house and screening room, warehouse is an uppity venue that can play host to almost all theatrical shows that hit the city. Walk into its rustic interiors via the gallery to catch some action in the form of plays, poetry readings, art exhibits, musical performances and pretty much anything on the art scene. A decent sound and lighting system and a stage-hugging seating arrangement ensure that even the guest seated farthest from the performers can enjoy the shows, both visually and audibly. With big names of production companies, such as GALA Hispanic Theatre, Cherry Red Productions and Keegan Theatre under its belt, the venue enjoys quite a prominent place on the city's entertainment map.
This well-regarded resident company is a significant part of the cultural life sponsored by the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center. Theater J makes a unique contribution to Washington theater by cultivating issues especially important to Jewish culture. An urban perspective and a commitment to social and moral questions often figure prominently in the plays produced here. The company presents comedies, dramas and musicals drawing from nationally and internationally known works and featuring classic and contemporary plays.
Goethe-Institut is the German cultural institution operating in Washington DC. With an aim to build up international cultural exchange, as well as to promote the study of the German language, this center is where you must head to for information on Germany's society, culture or educational policies. The Goethe-Institut also organizes various cultural events. Call for additional information.
Flashpoint is an organization that works towards promoting and nurturing artists and other creative individuals. Various exhibitions and dance shows are held at this venue and it also helps promote cultural organizations. Flashpoint has a dance studio, an art gallery, theatre, all of which are available on rent as well as other space for various meetings. Fairly popular, this is a place you might want to check out if you are creatively inclined.
Black Cat is the place to come to see the latest local bands. This club features rock, pop and rhythm-and-blues artists and has been known to book some bigger names, such as Morphine and The Foo Fighters. Live acts perform in the main space while an eclectic mix of pierced party kids hangs out in the "Red Room". Light fare is available, and the bar has microbrews on tap.
This art house specializing in documentaries, foreign films, independent films, and revivals has eight auditoriums for your viewing pleasure, seven of which feature stadium seating. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with an espresso and a freshly baked pastry from the gourmet refreshment stand.
Located in Carroll Hall, a historic landmark in downtown Washington, the Washington Stage Guild has established a specialized mission. The theater company offers audiences in the metropolitan area the neglected classics of older playwrights, especially the works of writers at the turn of the last century. The Washington Stage Guild produces four plays during its October-to-May season. The prolific George Bernard Shaw is a favorite, as is T.S. Eliot.
Every summer for the past 10 years, Woodrow Wilson Plaza is dedicated to live music for residents and visitors to enjoy from all different musical backgrounds. The series lasts from June 9th to September 24th and is a great way to spend your lunch hour or take a break from seeing the sights. Check timings before visiting.