The Howard Theatre

620 T St NW (at 6th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20001, United States
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  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    This place is rockin'

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · March 9, 2014
  • 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 Ricks · May 10, 2012
  • Gerard F.

    Eat before you go. Service is stupid dumb slow.

    Gerard Fox · April 17, 2012
  • 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 Black · October 10, 2012
  • Vera H.

    Get there early or u will be standing ...

    Vera Holman · 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
  • 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
  • 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 Mapp · September 28, 2010
  • Just B.

    Chipotle salmon is the best!!!

    Just Bootsie · June 7, 2013
  • 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 Lee · October 5, 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
  • 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 Mapp · 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 Mapp · September 14, 2010
  • Shanita W.


    Shanita Webb · August 16, 2014
  • Dane R.

    Not the Service. . . And not the drinks... just the artists. Otherwise it's and over hyped venue that underwhelm you

    Dane Ray · May 29, 2014
  • Yatta V.

    PJ Morton was awesome!

    Yatta Vincent · July 15, 2013
  • Steel

    Gotta be on the top level

    Steel · April 14, 2013
  • ' Dominique &.

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

    ' Dominique ' Moxey · 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 McLucas · January 11, 2013
  • CM D.

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

    CM Deaver · August 25, 2012
  • Nichole P.

    Get here on time. Shows start promptly.

    Nichole Philpot · July 13, 2012
  • Víctor S.

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

    Víctor Sancho · 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

  • 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 Hudson · 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 Malanga · May 24, 2012
  • Henry H.

    Valet Parking available on some events...

    Henry Hernandez · May 13, 2012
  • Reba C.

    The Roots performing LIVE @ the Howard Theatre

    Reba Corrine · 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 Wilhelm · April 14, 2012
  • Brian H.

    The hottest spot for all the best shows from Jazz, blues, to hip hop.. Howard University secret hot spot..all the big names come here when in DC

    Brian Hoyt · 1 week ago
  • Nana O.

    Mexican BBQ Chicken

    Nana Osafo-Mensah · December 12, 2014
  • Priscilla K.

    Kindred the family soul was amazing

    Priscilla Kennedy · November 16, 2014
  • Camille P.


    Camille Pierre · November 1, 2014
  • Batu

    Bot, 1/2 of crookers, 2x the turnt up

    Batu · July 20, 2014
  • Loreal M.

    Never again seating show was to start at 8p one hour and 15 min later still no Lyfe Jennings...😠

    Loreal Monroe · July 19, 2014
  • Clarence M.

    Awesome! Always

    Clarence Miller · July 18, 2014
  • Deshaye T.

    Great place to hang out

    Deshaye Tillman · June 2, 2014
  • KaMaria B.

    Love this place! Had so much fun seeing Black Alley and Melanie Fiona! The valet parking sucks, though. Other than that, great place! I'll surely some back, just won't park here. Take the Metro!

    KaMaria Bain · May 19, 2014
  • msdarling

    Shut Up & Dance! #freedompartynyc #lilsoso #lsponthego

    msdarling · May 4, 2014
  • Lemuel T.

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

    Lemuel Taylor · February 28, 2014
  • Renee B.

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

    Renee Baxter · February 17, 2014
  • Iyanu O.

    Taurus Rileys concert not bad

    Iyanu Olagundoye · February 2, 2014
  • 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, 2014
  • Bitches Who Brunch

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

    Bitches Who Brunch · January 12, 2014
  • V. T.

    Get here 2 hours early to get a good seat

    V. Terraunce · January 4, 2014
  • Janelle f.

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

    Janelle feggins · 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 jayden · December 19, 2013

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