|Entrance on F Street|
The bay windows of the orchestra and mezzanine glass facade lobbies hang over the sidewalk below and afford the theatre patron with stunning city views. Because the upper level lobbies do not hug the auditorium or glass facade, they appear to be suspended bridges with views to the level below it.
The three lobby spaces and staircases, each with glass railings, and glass facade give the feeling of a airy uncrowded space. With so much glass, the lobbies are flooded with light during the daytime. Restrooms, entrances to the auditorium, concession stands, table seating and cocktail tables on both upper lobbies help to disperse the audience before a performance and at intermission.
|Mezzanine level lobby|
|Orchestra level lobby|
This is one of the few modern designed theaters where the visit to the theatre is a treat in itself. The production on stage has that much to live up to.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, founded in 1985, also features its season productions at the nearby Lansburgh Theatre (451 seats). The company's theatre season includes plays written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and those he influenced. More info at shakespearetheatre.org. Single tickets $68-$88. Premium Seats available.
|City view from mezzanine lobby|
|The musical 'Candide' is the current production|