The Howard Theatre

620 T St NW (6th and T Street Northwest), Washington, D.C. 20001
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  • Today
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–Noon
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
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People talk about:

  • "... The singing by Harlem Gospel Choir was amazing!!!!! I will def be back." (3 tips)
  • "... there once the show starts and then your view will be blocked." (16 tips)
  • "... are awesome.. great sometimes a hit or miss though :(" (4 tips)
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    This place is rockin'

  • BET

    The 1st concert hall in the country that catered exclusively to Black artists & audiences. See great examples of African-Americans' contributions to us all:

    BET · February 21, 2013
  • Danielle R.

    If you're going to the first show, get there when the doors open and be prepared to wait a while. While you wait, order dinner and a cocktail and relax a bit. Read more

    Danielle R. · May 10, 2012
  • Gerard F.

    Eat before you go. Service is stupid dumb slow.

    Gerard F. · April 17, 2012
  • Vera H.

    Get there early or u will be standing ...

    Vera H. · August 31, 2012
  • Travel + Leisure

    D.C.’s historic music hall on Black Broadway has reopened as a super-club, booking major R&B, jazz, and pop acts. Bonus: chef Marcus Samuelsson oversees the restaurant.

    Travel + Leisure · January 4, 2013
  • Basic B.

    Great venue for music, not for food. Save your money and stick with drinks and appetizers. Entrees are overpriced and not worth the hype that the website portrays.

    Basic B. · October 10, 2012
  • Dayana B.

    Really nice venue. Food is pricy and plates are small. Coming early gets you a good seat toward the front but the seats are uncomfortable after time. Tables seat 8 but should be for 6.

    Dayana B. · September 27, 2012
  • Tom M.

    Front door is off can see straight through to an amazing column. More to come

    Tom M. · September 28, 2010
  • Just B.

    Chipotle salmon is the best!!!

    Just B. · June 7, 2013
  • LaDonna R.

    Please get to the theater 3.5 hours before show - seating policy is a hot mess. You can't be seated until entire party is present.

    LaDonna R. · January 22, 2013
  • Johnika D.

    Save a few dollars by visiting the theater box office if you can. Ticketmaster's extra fees add up.

    Johnika D. · October 27, 2012
  • Shiqueeta L.

    First Drag Show since the 1960's is Now at The Howard Theatre "A Drag Salute To The Divas" next Show October 10, 2012 Read more

    Shiqueeta L. · October 5, 2012
  • Tom M.

    11/4: interior completely gutted except for a few interior posts; flooring now dirt with a few rats romping through the interior last night.

    Tom M. · November 4, 2010
  • Tom M.

    Check out this sped up Howard Theater renovation video from last year; too bad the restoration work didn't keep going:

    Tom M. · September 14, 2010
  • Yatta V.

    PJ Morton was awesome!

    Yatta V. · July 15, 2013
  • Jon S.

    Gotta be on the top level

    Jon S. · April 14, 2013
  • ' Dominique &.

    Great shows...all the time! Glad their back

    ' Dominique '. · April 9, 2013
  • Joy H.

    Beautiful venue with great shows. Do NOT eat here. Wildly overpriced mediocre food with slow service.

    Joy H. · April 6, 2013
  • Greg M.

    Get there early for front row seats. They do have a $10 minimum but the food more than covers that!

    Greg M. · January 11, 2013
  • CM D.

    The food is expensive but the shows are usually good. Great for mature adults.

    CM D. · August 25, 2012
  • Nichole P.

    Get here on time. Shows start promptly.

    Nichole P. · July 13, 2012
  • Víctor S.

    Food & drinks are overpriced, but it's a very nice performing art venue: the new look is awesome!

    Víctor S. · June 24, 2012
  • The DC Jazz Festival M.

    DC Jazz Festival Special performances: Jazz at the Howard celebrates the tradition of jazz in D.C. Grammy winning vocalist Dianne Reeves, Italian guitarist Pino Daniele & Steve Kimock Band

    The DC Jazz Festival M. · May 31, 2012
  • Kimberly H.

    Skip the valet parking for packed shows! Ive seen people wait in line 45 minutes. Hopefully this will change with time. Great management!

    Kimberly H. · May 26, 2012
  • Erica M.

    Great food, but pricey for the average college student. Either eat before or have at least 30/40 bucks set aside for food.

    Erica M. · May 24, 2012
  • Henry H.

    Valet Parking available on some events...

    Henry H. · May 13, 2012
  • Reba C.

    The Roots performing LIVE @ the Howard Theatre

    Reba C. · April 16, 2012
  • Peter W.

    General admission for every show, so go early to get a good table (great bars to help pass the time)

    Peter W. · April 14, 2012
  • DC Preservation League

    City's first legitimate theater for African-American audiences and entertainers, showcasing musical, theatrical and comical talent. Built in 1910, built by architect Edward Storck.

    DC Preservation League · August 5, 2011
  • Lemuel T.

    Dranks is expensive. $20 Valet to park my own car?

    Lemuel T. · February 28
  • Renee B.

    Really slow wait service. The place is packed for Tamia.

    Renee B. · February 17
  • Iyanu O.

    Taurus Rileys concert not bad

    Iyanu O. · February 2
  • tolu

    Took an hour for them to bring me a rum and coke. Also, $6.50 is not 15% of 23 dollars.

    tolu · January 21
  • Bitches Who Brunch

    Bitches Who Brunch voted Howard Theatre's Gospel Choir Brunch as the worst buffet in 2012!

    Bitches Who Brunch · January 12
  • V. T.

    Get here 2 hours early to get a good seat

    V. T. · January 4
  • Janelle f.

    Cant wait til Slick Rick and Rakim show in February!!!

    Janelle f. · December 23, 2013
  • parker j.

    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at The Howard Theatre - Washington, DC early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets @

    parker j. · December 19, 2013
  • Nicia

    There is apparently no system for the wait staff. Watched the runner walk past me, into the kitchen, and 4 different tables before bringing MY food to me. Also, took 30 mins to get water.

    Nicia · November 30, 2013
  • Naima

    All live performances are awesome.. great sometimes a hit or miss though :(

    Naima · November 24, 2013
  • Andrew F.

    3 rum and cokes and a red stripe somehow cost $56 !?

    Andrew F. · November 17, 2013
  • ' Dominique &.

    It's Howard Homecoming join us at LUX LOUNGE for Black Hollywood hosted by Taraji P. Henson! Tell friends to text LOUD to 41411 to RSVP for free passes now!

    ' Dominique '. · October 27, 2013
  • Sacha T.

    Been here over an hour and still no food! Had to ask for our server twice who kept saying they were busy. Really?? Every other table has been served. Some even twice...Not a good look! Step it up!

    Sacha T. · October 13, 2013
  • B M.

    Salt and pepper!

    B M. · September 2, 2013
  • Kischia L.

    They won't seat you until the whole party is here! BAMAS!

    Kischia L. · August 31, 2013
  • Dj Phatsu

    Shame they are late for 2 hours SMDH

    Dj Phatsu · July 20, 2013
  • Dj Phatsu

    What's we going to learn from this people they don't show up for 2 hours and more shame

    Dj Phatsu · July 20, 2013
  • Dj Phatsu

    It's a shame that we have to stay 2 hours with nothing no opening act just standing for hours SMDH shame on Howard shame on the organizers and dj's shame

    Dj Phatsu · July 20, 2013
  • MA F.

    PROTIP: Rides to and from the Howard are free from Sidecar all summer long

    MA F. · July 11, 2013
  • Korey K.

    Bring cash and go to the cash bar only

    Korey K. · July 11, 2013

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