The Mead Center—A unique and modern location Idea Book
The Mead Center—A unique and modern location
Grand Lobby—The expansive shared lobby for our three theaters Idea Book
Grand Lobby—The expansive shared lobby for our three theaters
The Mead Center exterior Idea Book
The Mead Center exterior
The Bank of America Lower Lobby Idea Book
The Bank of America Lower Lobby
Terrace—Under one of the largest cantilevered roofs in the world Idea Book
Terrace—Under one of the largest cantilevered roofs in the world
Grand stairways connect the Grand Lobby with the Catwalk Café. Idea Book
Grand stairways connect the Grand Lobby with the Catwalk Café.
Rooftop Terrace—Completely covered and features breathtaking views Idea Book
Rooftop Terrace—Completely covered and features breathtaking views
Catwalk Café—Featuring a contemporary rock garden and elegant architecture Idea Book
Catwalk Café—Featuring a contemporary rock garden and elegant architecture
Grand Lobby—Featuring a built-in bar, custom-designed carpet, and stunning views Idea Book
Grand Lobby—Featuring a built-in bar, custom-designed carpet, and stunning views
The Mead Center—One block from the Waterfront Metro stop Idea Book
The Mead Center—One block from the Waterfront Metro stop

The Mead Center for American Theater

1101 6th St. SW, Washington, DC 20024 Get Directions

Overview

Along the scenic southwest waterfront stands the Mead Center for American Theater, which offers a blend of breathtaking views and stunning architecture. Enclosed by a towering glass curtain, the center holds two historic theaters, the new Kogod Cradle, and 15,000 square feet of flexible event spaces. The Molly Smith Study, Lower Lobby, and Rooftop Terrace can be rented for private events year-round. The Grand Lobby and Café are available for daytime use and on nights when there are no performances.
Buzz
The Mead Center for American Theater offers a dramatic setting and unique blend of breathtaking views, stunning architecture, theatrical history, and world-class hospitality.
Memorable Moments
Home to the innovative work of Arena Stage, the Mead Center is a dramatic setting for any event. The Center hosted the 2011 BET Honors Awards Dinner, 2012’s Young and the Guest List, and it will host the Peace Ball this year.
Clients
BET, Greater Washington Board of Trade, Georgetown University, David Stark, Andre Wells, DC Parks and Recreation, Food and Friends, Washington Life, South African Embassy, Leadership Greater Washington
Awards
10 best recent buildings in D.C. by the Urban Land Institute; 2011 National Design Exchange Award (bronze) for The Mead Center and Bing Thom Architects; 2012 NACE D.C. Best Team Event
Partners
Ridgewells, Design Cuisine, Fresh Start Catering, Market Salamander, Atlantic Valet, Atmosphere, Drape Kings
Affiliations
Special Event Sites Marketing Alliances, International Special Events Society, National Association of Catering Executives, Southwest Waterfront Association

Capacities

Space Max. Reception Capacity Max. Seated Capacity Sq. feet Floor Plan
Molly Smith Study 225 200 2,500
Bank of America Lower Lobby 125 60 1,400
Grand Lobby 500 280 3,600
Catwalk Café 400 250 3,300
Rooftop Terrace 200 - 3,500
Rehearsal Halls 90 50 1,200
Education Classroom 75 40 900
Kogod Cradle 200 100 1,100
Kreeger Theater 514 514 1,250
Fichandler Stage 683 683 1,080
Entire Mead Center 1,800 500 14,300
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