|Signature's current production.|
|Theater at a corner of Cambpell Ave (image: Signature)|
The 48,000 square foot facility includes two black box theaters which allows for versatile staging. This also means the seating plan changes based on the production requirements. Their main stage Max theater seats 299 and the smaller Ark theater seats 99.
Signature now competes with the major venues in Washington, DC in attracting theater audiences. Their presentation of Broadway quality productions in an intimate playing space attracts an audience of over 80,000 each season.
|Second floor bar & lobby (2008)|
My first visit to Signature was to experience their spectacular production of 'Les Miserables' which was a brave departure for the theater to stage an epic musical in an intimate theater space. That was in the month of December 2008. With 'Sunset Boulevard' also premiering during the winter months, my hope is one day to visit Signature in a warmer time of year.
More info at signature-theatre.org. Single tickets available online at ticketmaster.com. Patrons needing taxi service is requested to notify the theater by intermission. Parking is available on site. Backstage tours offered only on certain dates.
|Above & below: lobby photos (images: Signature)|
|Bridge to second floor lobby (2008)|
|Second floor lobby theater shop (2010)|
|Lighting detail over main stairway to the theaters (2008).|
|Signature exterior at night (2010)|
|Signature exterior in daylight (2008)|
|View from top of the stairway: the courtyard outside the|
theater and glass wall of second floor lobby above (2010).