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Shakespeare Theatre Company

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Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Address: 610 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1604
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The Shakespeare Theatre Company produces and presents award-winning plays...

The Shakespeare Theatre Company produces and presents award-winning plays in its two venues in downtown Washington D.C., attracting many theatre-goers from D.C., Maryland, Virginia and from around the world. As a non-profit arts organization our education programs bring classical theatre experiences, critical discussions and vital academic resources into area schools and communities. We also host a number of other arts organizations who perform world class dance, music, and much more.

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Shakespeare Free for All Festival

I'm not giving 5 stars because the play (A Midsummer's Night Dream) was free (during the two-week annual "Free for All" festival), but because the play, the production, the... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2015
Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

I'm not giving 5 stars because the play (A Midsummer's Night Dream) was free (during the two-week annual "Free for All" festival), but because the play, the production, the facility, the seating, and the staff were all top-notch "even though" it was free. We got our tickets through the online lottery. The play was wonderful - the acting, the stage,... More 

Thank citysuburb
Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I’ll try to divide this review into two. First there is the theater and then there is the particular show. I went to see the Man of La Mancha. The theater was great. The seats were mostly good, it might be a medium sized theater, so it was not too large and no seats were too far away or too... More 

Thank Rollie B
Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I bought a ticket and provided a phone number. I then got three robo calls from the theatre, two of them after I figured out how to tell them to take me off their phone list. It's obnoxious that this theatre uses robo calls for anything.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

We've been to the Shakespeare theater several times and usually we enjoy it. The venue is conveniently located, all (or almost all the seats) are excellent. The staff there is very friendly and helpful. The events are well-organized. However, I STRONGLY caution you to call the theater ahead of time (i.e. before getting tickets) to make sure the play is... More 

Thank JeffreyTC
Lexington Park, Maryland
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

Potter Potter a 2 man show performed by the writers is a greatly abridged version of all 7 of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter Books in a mere 110 minutes. Absolutely delightful. The entire audience was in stitches from the outset to the conclusion. Don't miss it. It only runs 2 more days!

Thank Chuck K
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and I got tickets for "The Potted Potter" at the Shakespeare Theatre. We were happy to see that even though we were seeing a Harry Potter spoof, they still offered drinks, though they were small. The meeting area before you go into actually see the show was decently sized and the bathrooms were clean. The theatre that we... More 

Thank Cozmo1968
Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

Year ago we were annual subscribers to the Shakespeare Theatre. After seeing the same productions over and over ... we chose not to renew. Life intervene ... other Theatre groups gain recognition and one "forgets" about the quality of the Shakespeare Theatre. Like prodigal children, my wife and I recently returned ... With our daughter ... To see Man of... More 

Thank Wineaux FromAlexandria
Wellington, Fl
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Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Having seen the original Man of La Mancha on Broadway a hundred years ago and loving it back then I was not sure how it would replay for me so many years later. Let me tell you it was extraordinary!!! From the orchestra to the sets to the staging this was a masterpiece to behold. Every character lived up to... More 

Thank Robertkohn1234
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

I used to have season tickets at the STC, but got tired of Shakespeare productions. Now, the theatre has branched out, doing musicals like this one and other types of plays. For example, we have tickets for the Harry Potter production in June -- "Potted Potter." Theater in Washington is definitely becomng better than ever, and the various theaters are... More 

Thank cfuller603
Potomac, Maryland
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Reviewed 11 April 2015

Theatre production was terrific -- especially the Knight and his Lady. But the seats in the second balcony are utterly atrocious -- worse than any coach class airplane squeeze yet known to man. We both were left with acute backaches, which spoiled the experience. Wonder if some malevolent economist redesigned these to force that last nickel from the production. These... More 

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