Discovery Theater

The S. Dillon Ripley Center 3rd Sublevel 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20024

(202) 633-8700


In 1979, the theater moved into the historic Arts and Industries Building and rechristened as Discovery Theater. The theater continued to feature puppets and began to include other traditional arts such as storytelling, acoustic music from around the globe, mime and commedia clowning; retelling of classical Greek and Roman fables and myths and ensemble performance in the manner of festival or street performers.

Place Information

  • Place Category


  • Place Cost Under $10
    General Admission (ages 17 and up) - $8, Children (ages 2-16) - $6, Children (under 2) - $3, RAP Members: $5
  • Place Hours
    Sunday closed
    Monday 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Tuesday 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Wednesday 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Saturday closed

Discovery Theater: From the Parents


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