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  • Our Group Sales Team is on duty Tuesdays-Thursdays 10am-4pm! Bring your questions, we've got answers.
  • Dive into a world of wonder-Discover our current lineup on the What's Playing page.
  • Heads up! Most of our shows take place inside Discovery Theater, but a few are being held at nearby locations. Be sure to double-check your show location when purchasing tickets.
  • Want to bring a group of 10 or more people to a show? Please review our updated Group Sales Policy on our Group Sales page.
  • Join our team! We're always looking for Stage Managers, Actors, and Tour Managers! Please visit our Opportunities page to view current opportunities.

Additional questions? Email Someone from our team will be glad to assist you.

Teachers & Parents! 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.


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