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theatreWashington is the only organization dedicated solely to promoting, representing, and supporting Washington theatres, artists, and audiences of all ages.

Built on the 27 years of credibility and service of The Helen Hayes Awards, theatreWashington is  our newly configured and more robust organization with a name and structure that better reflects the breadth and geographic scope of our far-reaching programs and services. 

theatreWashington promotes Washington theatre with research and dynamic marketing initiatives; will help bring critical arts education services to area children by serving as a clearinghouse for the region's 90+ theatre education programs; and will continue to honor excellence on area stages with the annual presentation of the Helen Hayes Awards. 

Your 100% tax-deductible contribution will make it possible for:

  • Citizens of all ages, economic levels and ethnic backgrounds to have the opportunity to experience the magic, the power, the impact of a live theatre performance


  • Communities throughout the region to realize the economic prosperity that comes when a theatre is the anchor of a neighborhood


  • Critical professional development opportunities to reach theatre artists and practitioners


  • Visitors from around the world to recognize Washington-area theatre as world-class and make it part of their Washington experience


  • theatreWashington to advocate on behalf of the interests of artists, theatres and audiences


  • The audiences of tomorrow to recognize the great value of theatre today


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Arts & Culture


1825 Connecticut Ave Suite 100