Enjoy music, film, and drama at the theatre
The Theatre presents a wide variety of professional musical and dramatic performances, usually on weekends, and often for one or two performances only. In addition to performing arts events presented by the Theatre, the Rappahannock Association for Arts and the Community (RAAC), presents films. Community events are also held at the Theatre from time to time. Please see the current season for a complete list of upcoming events.
A Quaint and Intimate View
The Theatre seats 213 and the town's population is below 200. So The Theatre is fortunate in being able to draw audiences from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Charlottesville, and the whole of Northern Virginia and beyond. Many of its programs are presented for just one performance. In 2004, the Theatre purchased a new grand piano, a Kawai 6'6" RX-5 Artist Grand. Excellent acoustics and an intimate atmosphere have made it possible to attract professional performers and appreciative audiences.
Directions to the Theatre
In the Heart of "Little" Washington
From Washington, D.C. and the Washington Beltway Area:
Take ROUTE 66 WEST to exit 43A (Gainesville). The exit puts you on ROUTE 29 to Warrenton (about 11 miles). BEAR RIGHT where Route 29 divides to go into Warrenton (avoid continuing on Route 29 toward Culpeper). Follow signs for Route 211 West through Warrenton. Make a RIGHT AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT ON TO ROUTE 211 WEST toward Sperryville, Luray and Shenandoah National Park. TRAVEL FOR ABOUT 21 MILES to a sign for WASHINGTON, VA and TURN RIGHT on 211 Business (Warren Ave.) into Washington. Take Warren Ave. for one very long block and TURN LEFT ON GAY STREET (just before you would get to the Inn at Little Washington). Go one block on Gay Street to Jett Street. The Theatre is at the corner of Gay and Jett.
291 Gay Street, Washington, VA, 22747
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The stage is 38" above the auditorium.
The width of the stage is 24' 6".
Total depth including apron is 19' 9".
Apron is 2' 6".
There are non-movable flats, each 2' 6" wide on either side of the stage, setting off the apron.
The proscenium opening is approximately 19' 6" by 15'.
There are 218 seats in the theatre, of which 45 are in the balcony.
There is a center aisle in the auditorium leading from the lobby to the stage.
The acoustics of the theatre are excellent.