The Howard Theatre

620 T St NW
Washington DC  20001

Phone: (202) 803-2899

The Howard Theatre

Before the Apollo, before the Regal, there was The Howard Theatre. At its opening in 1910 it was “the largest colored theatre in the world.” Sadly shuttered and neglected since the early 1980s, the once majestic building with its “trunk of soul” survived death in order to be reborn in 2012.

For most of the 20th century, The Howard Theatre captivated audiences with music, dance, drama and comedy. In its early days, speakers like Booker T. Washington shared the stage with musicals, road shows, vaudeville acts, theater productions and community programs. Later, Washington’s favorite son Duke Ellington inaugurated a new era of jazz big bands on The Howard’s stage.

When the nation was deeply divided by segregation, The Howard Theatre provided a place where color barriers blurred and music unified. Dubbed the “Theatre for The People” by The Washington Bee, it was the place where dignitaries like President Franklin D. Roosevelt gathered with everyday folks to see both superstars and rising stars – many of whom debuted at The Howard Theatre. Along with Duke Ellington, greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, Cab Calloway and Nat King Cole graced the Howard stage and made way for talents like Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gilespie, The Supremes, Otis Redding, Lena Horne and James Brown.

The Howard Theatre inspired change, yet felt the impact of a nation in flux following the 1968 riots. Eventually, the degradation of the neighborhood forced the theater to close. After several false starts in the late ’70s and early ’80s to reinvigorate The Howard, the curtains fell and the theatre remained shuttered until 2012. Today, the Howard Theatre is enjoying rebirth and a entering a new era in its long and prestigious history.

For our full schedule of events, please visit www.thehowardtheatre.com

Twitter: @HowardTheatre

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/howardtheatrevideo

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Parking: Street, Parking Lot, Valet

Categories: Concert Venue, Night Club, Restaurant, Theatre

Hours

Mon: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm



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Past Events

Washington, DC - SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque

Washington, DC - SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque
08:00 pm - 10/05/2018

At The Howard Theatre

VIP Meet & Greet Doors at 7PM / Regular Doors at 8PM / Show at 9PM The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve ever seen,...

Ginuwine

Ginuwine
08:00 pm - 09/29/2018

At The Howard Theatre

ticketmaster.com/event/1500545CD0FE5E90?camefrom=cfc_HOWARD_fbevent Tickets $37.50 - $67.50 One of R&B's preeminent love men during the '90s heyday of hip-hop soul,...

INNA

INNA
08:00 pm - 09/22/2018

At The Howard Theatre

ticketmaster.com/event/15005486DC4D6DE3 Tickets $30 - $65 / 18+ With an impressive string of hits, numerous awards under her trendy belt and the clubs of Europe,...

The Dave Matthews Tribute Band

The Dave Matthews Tribute Band
08:00 pm - 07/25/2018

At The Howard Theatre

www1.ticketmaster.com/event/15005454D49E3F9B?camefrom=cfc_HOWARD_social Tickets $15 - $55 Their name says it all: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band. Many go to their...

Freddie McGregor

Freddie McGregor
09:00 pm - 07/11/2018

At The Howard Theatre

ticketmaster.com/event/15005476ADE44DA7 Tickets $25 - $55 Internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer, Freddie McGregor has been a pioneer in Reggae music...

Maxi Priest

Maxi Priest
08:00 pm - 07/03/2018

At The Howard Theatre

ticketmaster.com/event/1500545BFE565D38 Tickets $29.50 - $113.75 Only a handful of singers succeed in transcending their genre without losing the essence of who...

Dru Hill

Dru Hill
08:00 pm - 06/09/2018

At The Howard Theatre

All-Star Purple Party: Prince Tribute Show

All-Star Purple Party: Prince Tribute Show
08:00 pm - 06/07/2018

At The Howard Theatre

ticketmaster.com/event/15005489ABB81FB6 Tickets $25 - $45 All-Star Purple Party is a special tribute concert celebrating the birthday of Prince, one of the greatest...

Cipha Sounds & Nitty Scott - Take It Personal 2018 Comedy Tour

Cipha Sounds & Nitty Scott - Take It Personal 2018 Comedy Tour
08:00 pm - 06/06/2018

At The Howard Theatre

ticketmaster.com/event/1500547EC476618A Tickets $20 - $49 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents Cipha Sounds & Nitty Scott Take It Personal 2018 Comedy Tour Cipha...

Cocoa Tea

Cocoa Tea
08:00 pm - 06/03/2018

At The Howard Theatre

COCOA TEA is one of Reggae's most talented and versatile artistes. His smooth, easy-going vocal presentation (pre-recorded or live) have become his trademark, earning...

Jean Carlos Centeno

Jean Carlos Centeno
08:00 pm - 06/01/2018

At The Howard Theatre

ticketmaster.com/event/15005484AD634395 Tickets $45 - $89 Jean Carlos Jiménez Centeno (born November 11 in Cabimas, Zulia) is Colombian-Venezuelan singer and composer...

Burna Boy

Burna Boy
08:00 pm - 05/30/2018

At The Howard Theatre

ticketmaster.com/event/1500547CD8465EEE Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of show Damini Ogulu, better known by his stage name Burna Boy, is an afro fusion singer...

The Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Show - 7th Anniversary Concert

The Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Show - 7th Anniversary Concert
08:00 pm - 05/27/2018

At The Howard Theatre

ticketmaster.com/event/1500547725707D38 Tickets $15 - $40 The Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band is a group of talented and committed musicians and vocalists who primarily...

702

702
08:00 pm - 05/26/2018

At The Howard Theatre

ticketmaster.com/event/15005476A9A44CF1 Tickets $29.99 - $49 702 is an American platinum-selling trio, consisting of: Kameelah Williams, and sisters Irish Grinstead...

Sons of Apollo

Sons of Apollo
08:00 pm - 05/20/2018

At The Howard Theatre

ticketmaster.com/event/15005461EC8265BF Tickets $25 - $55 In early 2017, rumors began circulating about a new secret project including former Dream Theater members...

Patrice Roberts & MarzVille

Patrice Roberts & MarzVille
11:00 pm - 05/19/2018

At The Howard Theatre

ticketmaster.com/event/15005484B61447A4 Tickets $25 - $30 Patrice Roberts Patrice Roberts is a dynamic Trinidad & Tobago soca star, who came to national attention...

Patrice Roberts & Marzville Live!! at the Howard Theatre

Patrice Roberts & Marzville Live!! at the Howard Theatre
10:00 pm - 05/19/2018

At The Howard Theatre

The Carifesta Concerts series continues... featuring Patrice Roberts Music & Marz Ville LIVE!! ** ONE NIGHT ONLY!! ** Exclusively at The Howard Theatre | 620...

Eva Ayllon

Eva Ayllon
08:00 pm - 05/18/2018

At The Howard Theatre

Ayllón adopted the stage name "Eva" from her maternal grandmother, Eva, who initiated her in vocalization at the age of three. As a child and teen, Eva Ayllón...

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