Shakespeare Theatre Company Unveils Its Newest Theatre
Washington’s newest theatre will be open to the public for the first time this Saturday, Sept 15, when Shakespeare Theatre Company marks the opening of the Sidney Harman Hall at 610 F St. NW. The new 775-seat venue joins the 451 seat Lansburgh Theatre (Seventh and E Streets NW) to create the Harman Center for the Arts.
To celebrate, Shakespeare Theatre has created a free all-day program that is open to the public. The events begin at 11 AM with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, and continue until 7 PM. Throughout the day, visitors will be able to see free performances of CityDance Ensemble, Afro Bop Alliance, take self-guided tours of the new theatre, and watch open rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s The Taming of the Shrew and Tamburlaine. There will be demonstrations on stage blood and stage combat techniques, activities for children and a craft-making booth where children can make their own crowns.
The Taming of the Shrew opens Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Fall season in the Lansburgh on September 24th, and Edward II and Tamburlaine, performed in repertory, will be the first productions in the Sidney Harman Hall, opening on October 27th and 28th. More information on the STC website.