Accessibility Information for Local Entertainment Venues

Entertainment Venues with Accessible Features - A Disability Guide to Area Theaters and Entertainment Venues

The Washington, DC area has a host of entertainment venues that are accessible to people with disabilities. The following directory outlines the accessibility features for the venues and contact information for requesting reasonable accommodations. The TTY number for all contacts is 711, unless otherwise noted.

Please note: Fairfax County does not endorse non-county programs. Non-county program information is listed in this guide for your convenience.

9:30 Club
815 V Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Concert venue is standing room only except for patrons with disabilities.

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-399 7993
Programs in theater, music, dance, and film.
Wheelchair accessible; assisted listening devices. (Ask the house manager.)

Arena Stage (The Mead Center for American Theater)
1101 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-488-3300; TTY: 202-484-0247
Production and presentation of American theater.
Accessibility options include wheelchair seating; assistive listening devices; open captioned on selected Wednesday evenings; audio described performances on selected Saturday matinees; and playbills in large print and Braille.

Barns at Wolf Trap
1635 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182
703- 255-1849
Presents a wide variety of theater and musical events.
Wheelchair accessible; accessible parking; sign language interpretation (3 weeks advance notice); FM loop amplification headsets available for most performances.

3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305
The Music Hall has seating with tables; the Bandstand is standing with limited accessible seating (request accessible seating when purchasing tickets).

Dance Place
3225 8th St NE
Washington, DC 20017
Presents dance companies in modern dance, tap dance, African dance, hip-hop, ballet, and the performing arts.
Reserved seating only for people with disabilities who request it in advance.

DAR Constitution Hall
1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
202-628 1776
A concert hall featuring concerts, opera, comedians, and films.
Accessible entrance located at D Street.

DC United (professional soccer)
2400 East Capital Strett, SE (RFK Stadium)
Washington, DC 20003
Accessible parking and seating.

Dominion Stage
3700 South Four Mile Run
Arlington, VA 22206
Musicals and stage plays.
Call in advance for reasonable accommodations.

Folger Shakespeare Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
The theater and the library are dedicated to all things Shakespeare.
Wheelchair access in rear of theater; assistive listening devices; one showing of each theater production has open captioned for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Special arrangements can be made for accessible parking.

Ford’s Theatre
511 10th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Plays and musicals reflecting America’s cultural heritage.
Request accessible seating and sign interpretation and/or audio description in advance.

Gala Hispanic Theatre (The National Center for Latino Performing Arts)
3333 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Presentations include classical Spanish theater to contemporary Latin American plays.
Fully accessible; English subtitles displayed; request accessible seating when purchasing tickets.

George Mason University Center for the Arts (the concert hall)
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Hosts performance and cultural experiences, including dance and plays.
Accessibility features include FM listening devices, wheelchair seating, large print playbills, accessible restrooms, and accessible parking.

EagleBank Arena (athletic and concert events)
4500 Patriot Circle
Fairfax VA 22030
703-993-3035; TTY: 703-993-3080
A 10,000 seat arena for sports events, concerts, and family shows.
Accessible seating and parking; request sign interpretation 14 days in advance.

IMAX movie theaters (at 3 Smithsonian locations):

  • The National Museum of Natural History (on the National Mall)
  • The National Air and Space Museum (on the National Mall)
  • The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (adjacent to the Dulles International Airport)

202-633-4629, TTY 202-633-8850
All theaters are wheelchair accessible; upon request at each location rear window captioning and/or amplification available for people who are deaf and hard of hearing; audio description available for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Hartke Theater (Catholic University of America)
3801 Harewood Road, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Undergraduate and graduate student productions of Main Line Theater and plays.
Call in advance for accessible seating tickets.

International Spy Museum
800 F Street, NW
Washington, DC
202-393-7798, TTY 202-654-0977
Wheelchair accessible; sign interpretation for public programs with two weeks advanced notice.

Jammin Java
227 Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA 22180
703-255 1566
A music club and café; presents live music and concerts in a family environment.
Wheelchair accessible; call in advance for accessible seating and other accommodations.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
202-416-8727; TTY: 202-416-8524
The Concert Hall, Opera House, and Eisenhower Theater are the main venues, plus the Family and Terrace Theaters, and the Millennium Stage.
Fully accessible for people with disabilities. Doormen are available for curb to seat service starting one hour before performances; free wheelchairs upon request; large print and Braille playbills; sensory-friendly performances for children with autism.

Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
A U Street Theater Foundation facility available for community, musical, cultural, or civic events.
Accessible seating available through the box office; listening devices available.

Lisner Auditorium (at George Washington University)
730 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
A performance venue hosting dance, theater, and musical events.
Wheelchair accessible.

Metro Stage
1201 North Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-548 9044
A 130-seat theater that presents an eclectic season of contemporary plays and musical as well as staged readings and Cabaret.
Wheelchair accessible, request accessible seating with ticket purchase.

National Archives
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Wheelchair accessible at both Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues entrances.

National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Wheelchair access at the G Street entrance.

National Gallery of Art
4th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
202-842-6247; TTY 202-842-6176
Wheelchair accessible at all entrances. ASL tours of the West Building the 2nd Sunday of each month. Tours with verbal description of both buildings on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

National Theatre
1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
The National is a mainline theater for contemporary and conventional plays and musicals.
Wheelchair-accessible venue; some people with disabilities may qualify for half-price tickets through the box office. Some performances are narrated; hearing devices available from ushers.

National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Part of the Smithsonian Institute, the Zoo is a 163 acre zoological park.
Wheelchair accessible and non-motorized wheelchairs are available free. Free shuttle buses for persons who have difficulty walking. Special tours for persons with either hearing or visual impairments.

555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Museum devoted to news and journalism.
Fully accessible; tours with ASL on the first Saturday of each month.

Olney Theatre Center
2001 Olney Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD 20832
Olney emphasizes 20th century American classics, new works, and musical theater.
Request accessible seating when purchasing tickets. Infrared listening devices available. Sign interpretation is available the third Thursday of each Mainstage Production; request when purchasing tickets. Audio described performances are offered on the third Wednesday evening of each production.

Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
Round House produces nearly 200 theatrical performances each season.
Request accessible seating at time of ticket purchase; offers audio-described and sign interpreted performances.

Shakespeare Theatre Company
450 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
202-547-1122; TTY 202-638-3863
Infrared listening devices available for all performances; request accessible seating when purchasing tickets; one sign interpreted and one audio described performances for each production. Playbills available in large print and Braille.

Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
Signature presents plays, musicals, and cabaret.
Assistive listening devices available; request accessible seating when ordering tickets.

Smithsonian Institution
1000 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20004
202-633-1000, TTY 202-633-5285
All museums are accessible; manual wheelchairs are available free at all museums for use within the museum; special tours for people with vision or hearing disabilities.

State Theatre
220 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Call in advance for accessible seating.

Studio Theatre
1501 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-232-7267, ext 105
Studio presents contemporary theater as well as classics.
Wheelchair accessible; call ahead for accessible seating; listening devices available. Playbills available in large print and Braille; sign interpreted performances available.

U.S. Botanic Garden
100 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
Fully accessible; assistive listening devices available for guided tours and public programs; ASL can be scheduled with three weeks advanced notice.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC
202-488-6100, TTY 202-488-0406
Fully accessible, assistive listening devices available; tours for people who are blind or low vision and/or the deaf or hard of hearing.

Verizon Center
601 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
202-661-5065; TTY: 202-661-5066
Sports and entertainment center, which also presents concerts, family shows and special events.
Accessible seating available in an integrated setting in all levels of the arena; audio description and sign interpretation can be requested in advance; playbills available in Braille.

Warner Theatre
513 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Warner presents live concerts, theatric performances, and private events.
Assistive listening devices available; sign interpretation can be requested in advance.

Washington Nationals
Nationals Park
1500 South Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Accessible seating available.

Washington Redskins
FedEx Field
1600 FedEx Way
Landover, MD 20785
Persons requiring accessible seating will be assisted at the entrance.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
1645 Trap Road
Vienna, VA. 22182
Musical performances, opera, and the dance.
Sign language interpretation can be arranged three weeks in advance; FM loop amplification available for all performances.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
202 289 2443
Theatre company.
Fully accessible; infrared listening devices available.

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