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An Important Note Regarding the Coronavirus Outbreak

In support of the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, Smithsonian Associates has put all public programs on hold - which includes Discovery Theater performances.  At this time, all performances for the remainder of the school year are cancelled.  We will continue to provide updates here and on our social media in regards to our Summer Season which is scheduled to begin June 25th. If you would like to make a reservation for a summer performance, please email us at Info@DiscoveryTheater.org.  Please do NOT fax a request form to our office as we are unable to receive it at this time.

All ticket holders and school groups will be notified of cancellations and we will process credits/refunds as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

To check out our Digital Resources, please visit discoverytheater.org/digitalresources.

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:

  • D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts
  • DC Public Schools
  • The Nora Roberts Foundation
  • Philip L. Graham Fund
  • PNC Foundation
  • Smithsonian Women's Committee
  • Smithsonian Youth Access Grants Program
  • Sommer Endowment