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The Book of Mormon

Kennedy Center Opera House

Booking until Aug 16

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Winner of NINE Tony Awards including Best Musical!

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Kennedy Center Opera House

Opens Oct 06

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The Broadway smash hit is now on tour, bringing the story of Carole King to life

Motown - The Musical

National Theater

Opens Dec 01

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The hit-filled story of Motown's founding father heads out on tour!

Matilda - The Musical

Kennedy Center Opera House

Opens Dec 15

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The four-time Tony winning musical heads out on a US tour!

Once

Eisenhower Theater

Booking until Aug 16

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The eight time Tony Award-winning tale that's redefined the modern musical!

Kinky Boots

Kennedy Center Opera House

Opens Jun 14, 2016

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The fabulous smash hit musical, which won six Tonys, heads out on tour

Phantom Of The Opera

Kennedy Center Opera House

Opens Jul 13, 2016

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Fall under the spell of the Longest Running Show in Broadway history!

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella - The Musical

National Theater

Opens Nov 18

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Fresh from Broadway, a hilarious take on the ultimate fairytale with all the classic elements plus some fresh twists!

A Christmas Carol

Fords Theater

Opens Nov 19

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A must-see holiday tradition!

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Eisenhower Theater

Opens Jan 13, 2016

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Direct from Broadway!

Annie

National Theater

Opens Mar 15, 2016

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The Tony-nominated Broadway Production that's perfect for the whole family!

Jersey Boys

National Theater

Opens Apr 06, 2016

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This Tony-winning musical is swinging back into town - slick back your hair and get your dancing shoes on!

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Once dates for your diary

Booking from July 7th

The creators of the acclaimed Black Watch, director John Tiffany and choreographer Steven Hoggett, join forces with playwright/screenwriter Enda Walsh to bring the hit independent film Once, winner of a 2007 Academy Award for the hit song "Falling Slowly", to the stage. Read more Buy Tickets

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Last chance to see The Book of Mormon

Last night August 16th

Winner of NINE Tony Awards including Best Musical! Read more Buy Tickets

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Booking from October 6th

The Broadway smash hit is now on tour, bringing the story of Carole King to life Read more Buy Tickets

Upcoming Highlight

Motown - The Musical

Booking from December 1st

The hit-filled story of Motown's founding father heads out on tour! Read more Buy Tickets

Upcoming Highlight

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella - The Musical

Booking from November 18th

Fresh from Broadway, a hilarious take on the ultimate fairytale with all the classic elements plus some fresh twists! Read more Buy Tickets

Upcoming Highlight

Matilda - The Musical

Dates from December 15th

The four-time Tony winning musical heads out on a US tour! Read more Buy Tickets

Upcoming Highlight

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Dates from January 13th

Direct from Broadway! Read more Buy Tickets

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Musicals

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Opens Jan 13, 2016 at Eisenhower Theater

Annie

Opens Mar 15, 2016 at National Theater

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Opens Oct 06 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Bright Star

Opens Dec 02 at Eisenhower Theater

Jersey Boys

Opens Apr 06, 2016 at National Theater

Kinky Boots

Opens Jun 14, 2016 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Matilda - The Musical

Opens Dec 15 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Motown - The Musical

Opens Dec 01 at National Theater

Once

Booking until Aug 16 at Eisenhower Theater

Phantom Of The Opera

Opens Jul 13, 2016 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella - The Musical

Opens Nov 18 at National Theater

The Book of Mormon

Booking until Aug 16 at Kennedy Center Opera House

The Bridges of Madison County

Opens Jun 28, 2016 at Eisenhower Theater

The Wizard of Oz

Opens May 03, 2016 at National Theater

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Plays

A Christmas Carol

Opens Nov 19 at Fords Theater

Intimate Illusions

Opens Feb 13, 2016 at Renaissance Mayflower Hotel

The Guard

Opens Sep 25 at Fords Theater

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Family Shows

A Christmas Carol

Opens Nov 19 at Fords Theater

Alvin And The Chipmunks

Oct 10, 2015 at Warner Theater

Annie

Opens Mar 15, 2016 at National Theater

Matilda - The Musical

Opens Dec 15 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Peppa Pig's Big Splash

Nov 27, 2015 at Warner Theater

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus

Opens Mar 31, 2016 at Verizon Center

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella - The Musical

Opens Nov 18 at National Theater

The Washington Ballet: The Nutcracker

Opens Dec 03 at Warner Theater

The Wiggles

Sep 26, 2015 at Warner Theater

The Wizard of Oz

Opens May 03, 2016 at National Theater

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Comedy & Stand-up

Bo Burnham

Oct 10, 2015 at Lincoln Theater

Capitol Steps

Booking until Sep 26 at Ronald Reagan Amphitheatre

David Sedaris

Aug 2, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Jim Gaffigan

Aug 12, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Jim Jefferies

Nov 7, 2015 at Lincoln Theater

Joel McHale

Aug 8, 2015 at Warner Theater

Kevin Hart

Opens Aug 06 at Verizon Center

Margaret Cho

Oct 9, 2015 at Warner Theater

Paula Poundstone

Opens Nov 20 at Birchmere Music Hall

Ron White

Nov 13, 2015 at Warner Theater

Sebastian Maniscalco

Oct 23, 2015 at Warner Theater

Wanda Sykes

Opens Nov 07 at Warner Theater

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Concerts

1964 The Tribute

Oct 4, 2015 at Birchmere Music Hall

5 Seconds of Summer

Sep 6, 2015 at Jiffy Lube Live

ABBA: The Concert - A Tribute To ABBA

Aug 16, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Andrea Bocelli

Dec 13, 2015 at Verizon Center

Arlo Guthrie

Opens Feb 05, 2016 at Birchmere Music Hall

Australian Pink Floyd

Aug 8, 2015 at Lincoln Theater

Beach Boys

Aug 23, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Beirut

Opens Nov 03 at Lincoln Theater

Brad Paisley, Justin Moore & Mickey Guyton

Sep 26, 2015 at Jiffy Lube Live

Buddy Guy

Sep 28, 2015 at Birchmere Music Hall

Catfish And The Bottlemen

Sep 16, 2015 at 9:30 Club

Chicago - The Band & Earth, Wind & Fire

Aug 14, 2015 at Jiffy Lube Live

Culture Club

Aug 10, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Dark Star Orchestra

Dec 3, 2015 at 9:30 Club

Dave Davies

Oct 20, 2015 at Howard Theatre

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

Sep 17, 2015 at Birchmere Music Hall

Ed Sheeran & Christina Perri

Opens Sep 22 at Verizon Center

Fifth Harmony

Aug 26, 2015 at Warner Theater

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Aug 19, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Garbage

Opens Oct 28 at 9:30 Club

Gladys Knight & The O'Jays

Aug 22, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Glen Hansard

Nov 28, 2015 at DAR Constitution Hall

Graham Nash

Aug 5, 2015 at Birchmere Music Hall

Gregg Allman

Opens Aug 25 at Birchmere Music Hall

J. Cole, Big Sean, YG & Jeremih

Aug 9, 2015 at Jiffy Lube Live

Jackson Browne

Sep 11, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Janet Jackson

Mar 1, 2016 at Verizon Center

Joe Jackson

Oct 23, 2015 at Lincoln Theater

Josh Groban

Sep 14, 2015 at DAR Constitution Hall

Justin Hayward

Aug 27, 2015 at Birchmere Music Hall

Kristin Chenoweth

Aug 28, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Lenny Kravitz

Sep 1, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Leon Bridges

Oct 16, 2015 at 9:30 Club

Little Big Town

Aug 26, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Loreena McKennitt

Opens Oct 26 at Birchmere Music Hall

Loretta Lynn

Sep 27, 2015 at Lincoln Theater

Lucinda Williams

Oct 7, 2015 at Lisner Auditorium

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band

Aug 14, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Madonna

Sep 12, 2015 at Verizon Center

Marina And The Diamonds

Nov 6, 2015 at Lincoln Theater

Mark Knopfler

Oct 18, 2015 at Warner Theater

Melody Gardot

Oct 6, 2015 at Birchmere Music Hall

Michael McDonald

Oct 21, 2015 at Birchmere Music Hall

Modest Mouse

Sep 6, 2015 at Echostage

Odesza

Nov 7, 2015 at 9:30 Club

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

Aug 29, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Patty Griffin

Sep 29, 2015 at Birchmere Music Hall

REO Speedwagon

Sep 10, 2015 at Warner Theater

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Sep 6, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Ry Cooder, Sharon White & Ricky Skaggs

Opens Nov 10 at Birchmere Music Hall

Santana

Aug 25, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Star Trek - The Ultimate Voyage

Feb 13, 2016 at Warner Theater

Steely Dan, Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Aug 5, 2015 at Jiffy Lube Live

Steve Hackett

Nov 13, 2015 at Lincoln Theater

Stromae

Sep 16, 2015 at Echostage

The Milk Carton Kids

Sep 10, 2015 at Lisner Auditorium

The Piano Guys

Aug 6, 2015 at Wolf Trap

The Who

Nov 1, 2015 at Verizon Center

Tim McGraw, Billy Currington & Chase Bryant

Aug 28, 2015 at Jiffy Lube Live

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Opens Jul 31 at Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Twenty One Pilots & Echosmith

Opens Sep 08 at Echostage

Van Halen & Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Aug 29, 2015 at Jiffy Lube Live

Yo La Tengo

Sep 25, 2015 at Lincoln Theater

Zedd

Oct 3, 2015 at DC Armory

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Dance & Ballet

Savion Glover

Opens Aug 26 at Howard Theatre

The Washington Ballet: The Nutcracker

Opens Dec 03 at Warner Theater

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Classical & Opera

Andrea Bocelli

Dec 13, 2015 at Verizon Center

Washington National Opera: Appomattox

Opens Nov 14 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Washington National Opera: Carmen

Opens Sep 19 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Washington National Opera: Lost in the Stars

Opens Feb 12, 2016 at Eisenhower Theater

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - Siegfried

Opens May 04, 2016 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - The Rhinegold

Opens Apr 30, 2016 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - The Valkyrie

Opens May 02, 2016 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - Twilight of the Gods

Opens May 06, 2016 at Kennedy Center Opera House

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