Got Culture?

Nicely dressed couple walking arm-in-arm through Arena Stage lobby
By Eliot on 4thMay 18, 2017

Our SW waterfront apartments will hook you up for a night on the town.

Yep, DC is loaded with history, parks and monuments, but what about the theatre scene? Don’t be fooled into thinking DC is just a political town. We’ve got some of the best theatre in the country, all close to the Southwest DC apartments at Eliot on 4th.

In honor of our name, and the fact that season tickets usually come in packs of four, here’s Eliot on 4th’s 4 x 4 – four not-to-miss theatres, guaranteed to provide you with four magical evenings (or matinees) of productions ranging from the historical, to musicals, to cutting-edge commentary.


Arena Stage

1101 6th Street, SW

Guess what? You have an incredible theatre one block from Eliot on 4th! Known for acerbic comedy, political commentary, and passionate and profound wit, Arena Stage will bring on the laughter and stimulate your mind.

Pick up season tickets in four-, six- and eight-play packages. For 2017/18, your play choices include the political thrills of The Great Society and Sovereignty, the musical journey of Nina Simone: Four Women, plus Two Trains Running, Snow Child and The Pajama Game.


Ford’s Theatre

511 10th Street, NW

“Some think I do wrong to go to the opera and the theatre; but it rests me. I love to be alone, and yet to be with the people.” – Abraham Lincoln

You know the name and the prominence it plays in our nation’s history, but have you been to visit the place? In the summer, take in multiple events celebrating the life of one of our most beloved presidents, including a guided tour, one-act play and an investigation into the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.

However, that’s not all there is to do at this theatre that’s less than two miles from our Southwest apartments. Get a membership and look forward to the 2017-2018 season, featuring Death of a Salesman, A Christmas Carol, Jefferson’s Garden and The Wiz. And maybe, during intermission, let your gaze drift house right to the infamous balcony…and give a little nod of appreciation to our 16th president.


Woolly Mammoth

641 D Street, NW

Dubbed “Washington’s most daring theatre company” by The New York Times, Woolly Mammoth continually pushes the boundaries and expands the scope of modern theatre. Original Woolly Mammoth plays have gone on to productions at more than 200 theatres in 39 states and 12 countries. If you want to see the next big thing in the world of theatre, make your way to this stage.

From Eliot on 4th, take a quick Green Line trip to the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter station. Catch the summer remount of the acclaimed An Octoroon, then plan out the next nine months with tickets to The Arsonists, Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains), Familiar, Underground Railroad Game and Botticelli in the Fire.


The National Theatre

1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

The National Theatre has hosted presidential inaugural balls and presidential command performances, but it’s now known for one main thing: Broadway. If you want to see it, this is the best place in town.

Treat yourself to a four-show season package and get ready for Mean Girls, Les Misérables, Something Rotten!, Waitress and ThePianoGuys. The National Theatre is two short miles from Eliot on 4th’s Southwest DC rentals and just two blocks from the White House.


Get Out and Support the Arts!


Theatre is a huge part of our growing town. The above picks are among our favorites but by all means, check out other standouts like the Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company and Studio Theatre. All are easy to get to from the Southwest apartment homes at Eliot on 4th.

Come by for a tour of our building and discover all the benefits of making Eliot on 4th’s cultural hub your new home today!