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Arena Stage

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Arena Stage produces plays of all that is passionate, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit, and presents diverse and ground-breaking work from some of the best artists around the country. Arena Stage is committed to commissioning and developing new plays through the American Voices New Play Institute.

About Arena Stage

Founded August 16, 1950 in Washington by Zelda Fichandler, Tom Fichandler and Edward Mangum, Arena Stage is a flagship American theater. We were one of the first nonprofit theaters in the U.S. and a pioneer of the regional theater movement. We were the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive the Regional Theater Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, we have implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.
Washington, DC 20024
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Transportation & Parking

Mead Center Parking: The entrance to the parking garage is accessible from the northbound lane of Maine Avenue. For all performances discounted parking is available for $12 at 1101 Fourth Street, SW Street parking is scarce around Arena Stage due to the extensive construction nearby on the Wharf

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