Arena Stage

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About us

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Managing Director Edgar Dobie, Arena Stage's core purpose is to produce huge plays of all that is passionate, exuberant, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit.

Arena Stage is the oldest and largest of the Washington, D.C. area's not-for-profit producing theaters, attracting a diverse annual audience of over 350,000. Arena Stage produces an eight-play season (September through June) on its two mainstages – the 796-seat in-the-round Fichandler Stage (formerly known as the Arena) and the 514-seat proscenium Kreeger Theater.

Co-founded in 1950 by Zelda Fichandler, Thomas Fichandler, and Edward Mangum, Arena Stage was one of the original leaders of the resident theater movement, and is still widely regarded by its national peers as the flagship of the American not-for-profit theater.



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Phone: 202-554-9066

Fax: 202-488-4056

1101 Sixth Street, SW, Washington, DC, DC, 20024, US

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