Get Ready to Rock with Pinky Swear!

Get Ready to Rock with Pinky Swear!

Pinky Swear Productions Slays with the DC Premiere of a Rockin’ Retelling of One of America’s Most Mythologized Murders You know the rhyme, but are you ready to meet the real women behind it? On an August morning in 1892, in a small town in Massachusetts, Andrew and Abby Borden...
Anacostia Playhouse Holiday Theater Camp!

Anacostia Playhouse Holiday Theater Camp!

What better way to spend holiday vacation from school than making theater, meeting new friends and having fun? The Anacostia Playhouse will be hosting its first week-long winter theater camp, December 26-30 for ages 8-13! The day will have morning and afternoon sessions and are taught by two wonderful theater...
Mosaic Theater Company to visit Anacostia!

Mosaic Theater Company to visit Anacostia!

Mosaic Theater Company of DC’s critically-acclaimed production of Kirsten Greenidge’s coming-of-age drama, Milk Like Sugar, is hitting the road! This Obie Award-winning play is traveling from the Atlas Performing Arts Center to the Anacostia Playhouse for two concert-style presentations. Milk Like Sugar tells the story of 16 year old Annie,...
Theater Alliance brings back holiday favorite!

Theater Alliance brings back holiday favorite!

Theater Alliance is thrilled to bring back the Award-winning holiday classic for the third year in a row. Langston Hughes’ “Gospel Song-Play” chronicles and celebrates the birth of Jesus and the unique cultural identity and heritage of Black Americans. This joyous musical compels us to look inward and find the...
We'll return to the magical forest in the new year!

We’ll return to the magical forest in the new year!

This past summer Anacostia Playhouse welcomed Shakespeare For The Young and their puppet production of Midsummer Magic, telling the fairy story from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare for the Young is a theatrical company of puppeteers and designers dedicated to bringing Shakespeare to young children, ages 2 and up,...
Art-Drenaline Cafe  Welcomes You for Pre-Theater  Dining!

Art-Drenaline Cafe Welcomes You for Pre-Theater Dining!

Just around the corner in the Anacostia Arts Center at 1231 Good Hope Road, SE, is a wonderful neighborhood addition, the Art-Drenaline Cafe.  Art-Drenaline offers a fabulous dinner and light fare menu and will get you in and out in time for curtain at the Playhouse. And be sure to...
Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick

Anacostia Playhouse is committed to bringing together the rich talent and culture East of the River and the performance community across DC. But to do that we need your help!
About the Anacostia Playhouse

About the Anacostia Playhouse

The H Street Playhouse opened its doors in July 2002 with a production of The Colored Museum. Now the Playhouse has reopened as The Anacostia Playhouse. The new theater at 2020 Shannon Place, SE, is located in a place of both rich history and great promise, much as H Street...
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Winter Holiday Theater Camp!

What better way to spend holiday vacation from school than making theater, meeting new friends and having fun? The Anacostia Playhouse will be hosting a week-long winter theater camp, Monday, December 26 to Friday, December 30 for ages 8-13. The day will run from 9:30-4:30 and will be taught by two wonderful theater professionals. The...

Do you shop at Amazon?

Who doesn’t! Did you know you can give to Anacostia Playhouse just by shopping at Amazon? You do the shopping, they do the giving. Just go to smile.amazon.com and choose Anacostia Playhouse as your charity. That’s it! Your shopping experience and prices are all exactly the same. Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases...

Summer season ends this weekend with Yellowman and Midsummer Magic Puppets

Anacostia Playhouse closes out its summer season this weekend with the final performances of Yellowman (through Sunday at 3pm) and Midsummer Magic, our magical puppet show by Shakespeare for the Young. It’s been a terrific run, with many new friends coming to the Playhouse to see Riches and Yellowman. Thanks and congratulations to our casts,...

They came, they saw, they liked!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Yellowman for being recognized as Helen Hayes Recommended®. This is a great honor in our first year of eligibility and we are thrilled to see this incredible show and the hard work that went into it being validated. Yellowman wraps up its run next week, August 10-14. Please...

Yellowman Post-show Talkbacks announced

Director Thembi Duncan has announced the addition of three Yellowman post-show discussions on the following dates: Saturday, July 30, matinee Thursday, August 11, 8pm Saturday, August 13, matinee Join Thembi and guest panelists in lively discussion of Dael Orlandersmith’s deeply moving play. If you haven’t bought your tickets, do it soon!
A wonderful opening for Yellowman!

A wonderful opening for Yellowman!

The rain stopped and the skies cleared just in time for us to welcome a theater full of friends both new and old for the opening of Yellowman, starring Stori Ayers and Justus Hammond and directed by Thembi Duncan. Kojo Nnamdi and wife Pam were in attendance and we’re excited to announce that Kojo has...
Riches is open. Yellowman coming up!

Riches is open. Yellowman coming up!

Lee Blessing’s Riches, under the direction of Paul Douglas Michnewicz, opened last weekend to lots of laughter from enthusiastic audiences. We had a terrific opening night party and we look forward to continuing the show July 20 as we alternate with Yellowman.  Come see it for the laughs and come see it for the costumes....

Please Note Riches Schedule Change!

The Pay What You Can Preview of Riches originally schedule for Thursday, July 7 has been canceled. There will be one PWYC Preview performance on Friday, July 8. In addition, all tickets for the 3pm matinee on Saturday, July 8, will also be PWYC. We apologize for the inconvenience. All other performances will take place...

Summer shows now on sale!

Summer is a great time to see great theater! Don’t miss Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Thembi Duncan and Riches by Lee Blessing directed by Paul Douglas Michnewwicz. The season opens with Riches on July 9 and Yellowman opens July 16. They run alternating weekends through August 14, Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm with...

A Standing Ovation Big Bad Wolf-style!

The weekend of May 19-22 was a wild and crazy time at the Anacostia Playhouse. 25 youngsters age 6-13 sang and danced (yes, at the same time), remembered their lines and entrances and basically brought the house down. All five performances were sold out and the final one was standing room only. Kudos to our...