THEARC Theater

A home for arts and culture East of the River providing state of the art performance venue spaces, programs for families, youth, and adults, and world class performances presented by Building Bridges Across the River and partners at THEARC. As you all know, safety for our neighbors, staff, and partners is our number one priority.


Check out our virtual brochure, Go Full Screen! 

January-April 2021

Facebook & YouTube Views combined: 14,000 views 

Soulversations: 800 views

Let Freedom Sing feat. Howard University Gospel Choir: 10k Views

Live from The Whitelaw Hotel Virtual Reading presented by Restoration Stage: 1.5k views

Young, Gifted and Black: THEARC Theater podcast: 1.3k views

Campaign 72 (February & March)  presented by DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival: 150 views

Sojourner presented by DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival: 130 views

DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival Digital Library

33k views (Oct.-Dec 2020) on YouTube through the collaboration from DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival and THEARC Theater  15 local East of the River and National Artists received the opportunity to feature their work in a digital space during the pandemic.

Totaling online views at 38,800



What's Happening?

Updates on Theater Season, Virtual programs, and Special events listed below.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @THEARCTheater and @iCANatTHEARC to learn of how we are staying connected with the arts & culture landscape.

See how we celebrated Black History…


At TD, we are aligning our business, philanthropy, and human capital
toward addressing social inequalities and combatting anti-Black racism.
“Terry Kenny, Commercial Market President”

TD has an important role to play in the fight against systemic racism and anti-Black racism in society.
At TD, we are uniquely positioned to be a force for driving equitable outcomes for all through the Bank’s corporate citizenship platform, the TD Ready Commitment. “Shelley Sylva – Head of Social Impact, SVP”


Stay Connected

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Our Theater season will be filled with so much incredible content…..short films, spoken word, radio dramas, music concerts, and podcasts. Thank you for the support over the last 15 years. We look forward to staying connected into 2021 and beyond.

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iCAN Technical Theater Internship provides:

Work opportunities & training, College Tour Experiences, Mentorship & Counseling

We build career paths in the arts! Donate to support our workforce of emerging arts professionals.



Building Bridges have been working together to protect the safety of our community, partners, staff, and audiences through the suspension of mass gathering. THEARC Theater is following the protocols mandated by DC Government per the recommendation of CDC and we will continue to move forward based upon the recommendation by our DC government and health officials.