Free Theatre Week Kickoff Fest at Arena Stage on Saturday

Join Theatre Washington, over 40 DC-area theaters, and dozens of theater-makers as they kick off Theatre Week 2023.

Members of the theater community are invited to join Theatre Washington for the 2023 Theatre Week Kickoff Fest, on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 1 pm to 5 pm, in celebration of the beginning of Theatre Week. Taking place at Arena Stage (1101 6th St SW)this interactive event (free with registration through ticketing partner TodayTix) will feature performances, workshops, conversations, free samples of locally-made food & drinks, giveaways, and more fun from over 40 DC-area theaters and dozens of theater-makers.

WHAT: 2023 Theatre Week Kickoff Fest
See full schedule of theater leaders, performers, panelists, emcees, and participating theater organizations

WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 1 pm to 5 pm EST

WHERE: Arena Stage, 1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC

About Theatre Week

Theatre Week 2023, taking place from September 21, 2023, to October 8, 2023, is a celebration of the DC-area theater industry and offers $20, $40, and $60 tickets to over 20 productions at DC-area theater, a free Kickoff Fest and other interactive events.

The official ticketing partner of Theatre Week 2023 is TodayTix.

Theatre Week 2023 is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities DC, Events DC, Destination DC, Share Fund, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation. Additional sponsors include the Ven at Embassy Row (official hotel sponsor), Arena Stage, Anxo Cider, Carmine’s Italian Restaurant, Crazy Aunt Helen’s, Just Ice Tea, and Q by Peter Chang.

About Theatre Washington

Through collaborative partnerships and programs, Theatre Washington supports the Washington, DC-area’s professional theater community to celebrate artistic achievement, strengthen the theatrical workforce, support institutional growth and advancement, and cultivate collective action. Theatre Washington’s core programs include the Helen Hayes Awards, Theatre Week, Theatre Summit, Theatre Work, and the Taking Care Fund.


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