Plan Your Visit
We look forward to seeing you at The Theatre Lab. Here are some helpful tips to make your visit easier:
The Theatre Lab is located in the Calvary Baptist Church Building on 8th and H Streets NW. The building entrance is located at 733 8th St. NW Washington DC 20001 (see map below).
We sometimes have performances in partnership with Washington Stage Guild, located at the street level entrance of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave., NW. Our summer tween acting camps peform there this summer. Visit their website for more information about that venue.
Curtain times for evening shows is 7:30 pm, and 2 pm for weekend matinees. The box office will open 45 minutes prior to the performance. We recommend arriving early to ensure you can find parking and in case of traffic (more information on parking below).
The entrance at 733 8th Street NW has a ramp for those patrons that have difficulty climbing stairs. There are elevators in the building to provide easy access to other floors.
By Metro: The Theatre Lab is approximately one block from exits for the Gallery Place/Chinatown station on Metro’s Green, Red and Yellow Lines, and approximately three blocks from the Metro Center station’s Blue, Orange, Red and Silver lines. Check for fares and schedules on the Metro website: www.wmata.com.
By Bus: There are numerous buses that stop at the intersection of 7th and H Streets NW, very near The Theatre Lab. These include the 70, 74, 80, X2 and X9. Check www.wmata.com for fares and schedules
From Virginia and points south:
Starting on I-395 N/U.S. 1 N.:
- Take the 12th St exit toward L'Enfant Promenade; Keep left to continue on 12th St Expy.
- Turn right onto G St NW.
- Turn left onto 8th St NW.
The Theatre Lab will be on the right. The building entrance is just north of the parking garage entrance.
From Maryland and points north:
Starting on I-495:
- Take the MD-97/Georgia Ave exit toward Silver Spring/Wheaton.
- Keep left at the fork, following signs for MD-97 S (7 miles).
- Turn right onto V St NW.
- Turn left onto 9th St NW.
- Turn left onto H St NW.
- Turn right onto 8th St NW.
The Theatre Lab will be on the left. The building entrance is just north of the parking garage entrance.
Adjacent to The Theatre Lab entrance, there is a parking garage at 701 8th Street, NW. We recommend parking there, as other nearby lots may not stay open late enough to accommodate those who would attend our evening classes or performances. The garage charges $20/day ($25 on nights there is a special event at the nearby Capital One Arena). There is street parking, but it can be very hard to find a spot. Give yourself ample time to arrive in case of traffic, especially if there is an event at the Capital One Arena.