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Atlas Performing Arts Center

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The Atlas Performing Arts Center brings people together through the arts to create, connect and engage through compelling performances, events and initiatives spanning a range of artistic expressions, traditions and cultures. The Atlas is where the arts, culture and connection happen on H Street.

About Atlas Performing Arts Center

Originally built in 1938, the Atlas was one of four movie theaters in the H Street Northeast corridor. After the riots of 1968, the Atlas, a community icon, ultimately saw its demise and became a dark and silent reminder of the once vibrant H Street. In 2001, renovations began being made, and theater and several storefronts would become a community-based performing arts venue that would serve the blighted community. Spurred by Lang’s vision, the Washington, DC government adopted a plan in 2003 to rebuild the corridor and identified the Atlas as a cornerstone of revitalization. The Atlas fully re-opened in 2006 as a 59,000 square foot performing arts center.
Washington, DC 20002
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Transportation & Parking

There is extremely limited street parking in our neighborhood. We encourage patrons to take public transportation or taxi cabs. On Friday and Saturday evenings the H Street Valet is available. The Atlas has secured limited amount of parking at H Street Parking which is located at 1008 H Street NE.
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