The tragedy of Lincoln’s assassination here in 1865 kept this theater closed for over 100 years, but now it is the home of a vibrant theater company as well as being a museum and historic landmark. Top-notch performers and directors stage exciting plays here (see Ford’s Theater).
Internationally renowned as a pioneering theater, for over five decades Arena has produced plenty of high quality drama. Currently at
1800 Bell Street, Crystal City, Arlington, VA, Arenais scheduled to reopen in 2010 at the SW address as the Mead Center for American Theater.
1101 6th St SW