The Atlas Performing Arts Center is a cultural beacon of the H Street neighborhood, a home for local, national and international art. Atlas offers four performance spaces and presents a wide variety of entertainment, from live music and dance to theater shows and vocal and choral work – you never know what you could see on any given night. Both a community gathering place and a showcase for revelatory work, a visit to Atlas is a visit to the heart and soul of the nation’s capital.
The Atlas Performing Arts Center is a non-profit performing arts venue in a historic theater. We’re the cultural anchor of the H Street, Northeast community in Washington, DC. The Atlas fosters and presents stellar art in film, dance, music, theater, vocal and choral work, spoken word, and beyond. The Atlas has four performance spaces and we often host free events in our lobby. We produce Atlas Presents performances and also rent our spaces to other artist groups so they can create their own productions. We support and partner with DC arts makers – our Arts Partners – including Capital City Symphony, Mosaic Theater Company of DC, Joy of Motion Dance Center, and Step Afrika!
The Atlas also leads in its arts education initiatives through our City at Peace youth development program and the Atlas’ Stagecraft Training and Apprenticeship Program. In the winter each year, we produce our popular INTERSECTIONS Festival that hosts close to 400 artists and performing groups who entertain and engage thousands of patrons in a multi-week long celebration of the arts.
Our mission is to bring people together through the arts to expand the reach and strengthen the bonds of our community. We provide shared space in a creative environment that inspires exceptional performances, events, and initiatives that enlighten, entertain, and reflect the best of the arts and our humanity. As the catalyst for neighborhood growth and change, the Atlas continues to play a major role in the regional creative economy and is where the arts, culture, and connection happen on H Street. There is extremely limited street parking in our neighborhood. We encourage patrons to take public transportation, use Spot Hero, walk from the trolley (there is a stop one-half block away) or take taxi cabs/Lyft/Uber.
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1360 H St NE
Location: Across the street, at the alley next to Impala Cantina restaurant
Availability: Thursday-Saturday evenings and Sunday matinées.
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