Shakespeare Theatre Company

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Shakespeare Theatre Company

Shakespeare Theatre Company
4.5
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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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Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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  • Gallery Place • 2 min walk
  • Judiciary Square • 4 min walk
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Eva C
New Britain, CT175 contributions
Outstanding Performance of Peter Pan and Wendy
Jan 2020
Went to see the play/musical Peter Pan and Wendy at the Shakespeare Theatre Company/Sidney Harmann Hall. Performance was outstanding and funny. Accommodations were wonderful. Play area for kids as well while waiting for performance. Truly enjoyed by all.
Written 17 January 2020
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lovetotravelBurke
Holly Ridge, NC18 contributions
Shakespeare Plus More!
Dec 2019
Have been season subscribers for 23 years! Shakespeare plays, musicals, Broadway adaptions, something for everyone! Two small theaters, The Lansburg and the Harmon, situated a block apart, and there is not a bad seat in the house. It is not unusual for well-known stars to appear, such as Stacy Keach, Helen Mirrin, Harry Hamlin - and the Shakespear Theater Company regulars are also class acts, consistently winning Helen Hayes awards! The sets and costuming are wonderful, and when there is a musical being performed, there is a small orchestra in the Pit. We have never seen a bad peformance and eagerly await each new season!
Written 2 January 2020
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raleighgrl
Raleigh, NC212 contributions
The “free for all” Hamlet was divine! There were plenty of seats left!
Jul 2019 • Solo
This is still going on, so if you want to go and don’t have tickets, just show up. I walked right in and there were plenty of seats. I sat in the fourth row for the best production of Hamlet I have ever seen.
Written 15 July 2019
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Ariz0nagirl
Arlington, VA135 contributions
Best Shakespeare Company in the US
Jul 2019 • Family
My introduction to this theater company was the annual “Shakespeare Free for All” that provides free full-length performances for two weeks each year for the greater DC community. I started by bringing my 8yo to see “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and he loved it so much - showing that kids can enjoy Shakespeare even as a young age. We have gone to the Free for All every year since, and became season ticket holders somewhere along the way. The productions are first-rate, relevant and accessible; the staging is so creative. There are a lot of good community programs that enhance each production, such as book clubs, behind-the-scenes tours, and happy hours, so it’s a good way to meet other Shakespeare fans. Thanks, STC, for many happy family memories!
Written 14 July 2019
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davisellu
Baltimore, Maryland557 contributions
Facility very nice with good views from lots of places within
Feb 2019 • Friends
I recently attended a performance of Richard III and went back to the STC for the first time in over a decade. The facility is still nice and the ushers help everyone get to their seats quickly. There are long lines for the restrooms and drinks/snacks during intermission so I suggest getting there early for these. Parking is also quite expensive in this part of town-- figure on an average of $20 on the weekends. If there's a performance at the large venue across the street it could be hard to get too. The seating is comfortable and the view of the stage is good from lots of different vantage points.

Richard III is a grim play, but the staging of this recent show drives this home. The hard rock/metal music between acts wasn't my favorite either. In general the acting was great. The only weak point was the actress playing Henry Tudor (Henry VII)-- she just was not on par with the rest of the great cast.
Written 23 February 2019
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Karen M
McLean, VA11 contributions
It's all about the show!
Oct 2018
They do Shakespeare well, duh. Have only seen a couple of non-Shakespeare productions - love one, hated the other. They do their best with the material - so just choose wisely. Lots of good dining options nearby.
Written 3 February 2019
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Califanna348
Silver Spring, MD1,314 contributions
Wheelchair Friendly and Seating Challenges.
Nov 2018 • Family
We attended the play 'An Inspector Calls' at the Sidney Harmon Hall. This venue had no wheelchair seating areas close to the stage. We were directed to Row T, which is on the second floor where we found two removable chairs with a width of approximately 25 inches per chair. The ADA venue recommended width for a wheelchair is at minimum 32 inches.

Once inside the Hall, you will find that the carpet isn't too thick and they have an elevator to take you up to the second floor where the bar and restrooms are located.

The restrooms only have one fully handicap stall located at the end of the long row of stalls. The stall has a pull out door so most of the space is in front of that door not next to the toilet. The roll-under sinks don't have reachable paper towel or soap dispensers.
Written 28 November 2018
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NLB52
Glen Mills, PA63 contributions
Can't be sure what you will get
Oct 2018
We have been going to this theater for a long time. In the last three years, the quality has fallen off quite a bit. We were recently at The Comedy of Errors, and it was good, so I hope this trend continues. Previously, every production was a WOW, but so much in the last three seasons has been disappointing that it's a gamble to subscribe. I think the best guess is to check the reviews for each show to decide whether or not to go. Both theaters are very nice, (the Harman is particularly impressive), and the seats are good no matter where you sit. I have such wonderful memories of plays that I have seen here, and I really hope that it comes back to what it used to be.
Written 2 November 2018
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Helena L
Malmesbury, UK827 contributions
Terrific and Very Friendly Theatre
Apr 2018 • Family
We visited to see a production of Potted Potter. Sat at the back under the Circle - Row T. Good sight of the stage. Good leg room. Very helpful and friendly staff.

Theatre is easy to find and very accessible via metro.

Everyone of the family enjoyed their visit.
Written 15 April 2018
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Turner S
Paris, France1,034 contributions
Great views in mezzanine
Apr 2018 • Couples
Mezzanine seats still have great views down on the stage at an affordable price. It's a modern theater but has an historic fell inside. Cheaper than Kennedy Center shows and with an intimate vibe.
Written 15 April 2018
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