The history of the elegant Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, dates back to 1924 when it first opened under the name Earle Theatre as a silent movie and vaudeville house, hosting legendary performers like Jerry Lewis and Red Skelton. After starting to show movies in 1945, the facility changed owners and names, both to Warner, in 1947. Today, the theater hosts music, live theater, dance and other performance events, including music concerts from artists like Joan Baez and Tesla and stand-up comedy performances by comedians like Wanda Sykes and Bob Saget. Every December, the theater hosts The Nutcracker performed by The Washington Ballet. The Warner Theatre is attached to the Warner Building downtown. It boasts elaborate gold leaf and marble in the lobby and gold leaf chandeliers and ceilings. StubHub is your ticket source for all upcoming Warner Theatre events.
What is the Warner Theatre's seating capacity?
The Warner Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,847.
Where are the best Warner Theatre seats located?
The best seats in the Warner Theatre are those made available to Premium Seating customers. Premium Seating is a special package that patrons can sign up to receive. It includes VIP lounge access, a private bar, dedicated concierge and premium parking and exclusive access to seats in the orchestra area. The best regular seats in the house are the Grand Suites and Presidential Suites in the balcony and wings.
Is the Warner Theatre accessible by public transportation?
The Warner Theatre can be reached on the Orange, Blue and Red Lines at Metro Center Station.
Is there on-site parking at the Warner Theatre?
The Warner Theatre has one PMI-operated garage attached to the building. Its entrance is on 12th Street between E and F Streets NW. A number of independent garages can also be found close to the theater.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
Near the Warner Theatre are numerous other venues and attractions, including The National Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Old Post Office Pavilion, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There are also many businesses nearby offering public and private guided tours of the area.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring young children along?
Children 5 years of age and older are welcome to attend age-appropriate shows, but they must have their own tickets. Children under 5 years of age are not permitted at any performance.
Is the Warner Theatre a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Patrons with special needs are asked to call the Warner Theatre box office to advise the staff of the show and date when they will require assistance. On the day of the performance, these patrons should notify security or door staff of their arrival and of the specific special services required. No elevator is available to the Grand and Presidential Suites seating areas.Back to Top
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