Theater J

Venue Address

1529 16th Street NW
Washington , DC 20036
United States

Theater J is a nationally-renowned, professional theater that celebrates, explores, and struggles with the complexities and nuances of both the Jewish experience and the universal human condition. Our work illuminates and examines: ethical questions of our time, inter-cultural experiences that parallel our own, and the changing landscape of Jewish identities. As the nation’s largest and most prominent Jewish theater, we aim to preserve and expand a rich Jewish theatrical tradition and to create community and commonality through theater-going experiences.

Public Transportation
Metro Rail:

Take the Red Line to Dupont Circle. Exit station at Q Street (North entrance). Walk east along Q Street, crossing over Connecticut Avenue. The Theater is located four blocks away on Q Street at the Southeast Corner of 16th Street and Q Street.

Metro Bus:

On 14th Street: 52,53, and 54
On P Street: The G2
On 16th Street: S1, S2, S4 (stops directly in front of the building)

DC Circulator:

The Edlavitch DCJCC is located near the Circulator bus route which runs along 14th Street. The Circulator bus stops at 14th and P Streets, NW. For further information visit

Street parking is extremely limited on the blocks surrounding the Edlavitch DCJCC. Street parking spaces are metered with varying time restrictions. Please refer to designated signage for specific parking privileges.

Patrons are strongly encouraged to park in nearby Colonial Parking Garages, both within short walking distance:

1616 P Street, NW or
1515 15 Street, NW
Parking Options
Street parking, Paid garages, Paid lot
Accessibility Information

Theater J, as part of the Edlavitch DCJCC, embraces inclusion in all of its programs and activities. Theater J strives to make our productions accessible to all by providing the following to meet the accessibility needs of our patrons and to enhance their experience at the theater.

Accessible Seating

The Edlavitch DCJCC has ramp access from the Q Street entrance and all of our restrooms are ADA accessible. In the Goldman Theater, removable seats provide patrons with the opportunity to be seated with their companions while sitting in their wheelchair. Please inform the Ticket Office of your needs at the time of ticket purchase and indicate if companion seats are required as well. Call 202.777.3210 or email

Assistive Listening
Assistive Listening devices are free-of-charge and offered on a first-come, first-served basis at all performances. They are available at the Ticket Office on the ground floor.

Open Captioning
Open Captioning (OC) is offered during one performance of each Theater J production. If you would like to reserve seats which are set aside for optimal OC viewing please contact the Ticket Office at or 202.777.3210.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available at our Ticket Office, located on the first floor.

Theater J respects and welcomes gender diversity. Please use the restroom which makes you most comfortable or most closely fits your gender identity or expression. An all-gender restroom is located on the Lower Level.

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