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Discovery Theater is your source for live performances that celebrate the rich diversity of our region and our world.

Each season we tap into the vast resources of the Smithsonian Institution to present relevant, culturally accurate entertaining programs. Bring your young people to Discovery Theater to experience heritage, science and culture in a memorable way.

Thank you for making Discovery Theater's 2023-2024 Season a success!

Our 2024-2025 Season will be announced in August 2024, with tickets going on sale starting August 12, 2024.

Join our team!

We're always looking for stage managers, actors, and tour managers.

View current Discovery Theater openings

Generous support for Discovery Theater is provided by:

  • The Nora Roberts Foundation
  • Philip L. Graham Fund
  • Smithsonian Women's Committee
  • Smithsonian Youth Access Grants Program
  • Sommer Endowment