A Broke Girl’s Guide to Cheap Theatre: A Quiet January in DC

Here is all the cheap theatre I could find for January in DC. It’s a bit light but rest easy, February is shaping up to be a busy month.


Arena Stage (Washington, DC)

ROE– Jan. 12 – Feb. 19

FREE Post Show Discussions (with ticket): Jan. 25, Feb. 1 & 14 at 12pm; Jan. 31 & Feb. 16 at 8pm

SW Nights: Jan. 23 at 8pm

Pay Your Age – Under 30 Program: Reserve in advance!

Student Discounts: 35% off

Rose Theatre Company (Arlington, VA)


FIRST DRAFT New Play Reading Series: RIPE/ROTTEN by Jennie Berman Eng, Jan. 30 at 7:30pm


Folger Theatre (Washington, DC) – As You Like It, Jan. 24-Mar. 5

Under 12 YO: Half Priced Tickets

PWYC: Jan. 24 at 7:30pm

College Night: Feb 3 at 8pm

FREE EVENT: The Book of Will: Jan. 11 at 7pm



Ford’s Theatre (Washington, DC) – Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Jan. 21-Feb. 19

Check Out the Discounts: UNDER 35 Discount, Partial View Discount, , DC Teacher Discount, Penn Quarter Discount

Discounted Preview Performances: Jan 22 and 24 at 7:30pm

First FREE Preview: Jan. 21 at 7:30pm

Meet and Mingle: Feb. 12 at 2pm

Student Matinee: Feb. 16 at 12pm


GALA Hispanic Theatre (Washington, DC) – Three Kings Day (Siesta de los Reyes): Jan 8 at 11:30am and 2:30pm

FREE: Available at Box Office starting at 10am


Opera & More: The In Series (Washington, DC) – A Simple Melody – The Magic of Irving Berlin: Jan. 6-28

Student Tickets: $22


Kennedy Center (Washington, DC)

Check Out: FREE concerts on Millenium Stage here.

Keep Track: MyTix discounts for discounted tickets to big-ticket shows!


The Keegan Theatre (Washington, DC)

Mack, Beth!, Jan. 21-Feb. 11

Hamlette, Jan. 28-Feb. 11

25 & Under Tickets: $35-45


Mosaic Theater Company of DC (Washington, DC)- Charm, Jan. 5-29

FREE Themed Post-Show “Talk Backs” and Discussions with Cast & Artistic Staff (FREE & open to the public): Jan. 5, 6, 19 & 25 at 8pm; Jan 12 at 11am; Jan. 14, 15 & 22 at 3pm

Pre-Show Happy Hours: Jan. 13 & 27 at 7pm

Peace Café: Jan. 28 at 3pm

Student/Under 30/Neighborhood Tickets: $30


Round House Theatre (Bethesda, MD), Caroline, Or Change Jan. 25 – Feb. 26

PWYC Tickets: Jan. 25 at 7:30pm & 26 at 2pm

$10 Tuesdays: Feb. 7 & 14

30 & Under: $10 off ticket

FREE Post-Show Design Discussion (with ticket): Jan. 25

FREE Post-Show Director Discussion (with ticket): Jan. 27

FREE Post-Show Discussion (with ticket): Jan. 25 & 29; Feb. 1-2, 5, 8-9, 12, 15-16, 19 & 22-23

#FREEBeerFriday: Jan. 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24


Studio Theatre (Washington, DC)– The Hard Problem, Jan. 11-Feb. 19

Under 30 Tickets: $25

Student Tickets: $20

:30 Rush Tickets: $30

Studio District Nights: $20

FREE Post Matinee Show Discussions with Cast (with ticket): Jan. 22 & Feb. 4 after 2pm performance


Washington Improv Theater (Washington, DC)

Rise Up: Inauguration Weekend, Jan. 19-22

Road Show: Wintry Mix at DCAC, Jan. 27-Feb. 26

Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Harold Night, PWYC Tickets: Every Tuesday at 8 & 9pm


Washington Stage Guild (Washington, DC) – Last Train to Nibroe, Jan. 26-Feb. 19

Student Tickets: Half Priced ($25-30)


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Washington, DC) – Baby Screams Miracle, Jan. 1-Feb. 26

Stampede Seats Available: $15

30 & Under Discount: $20

PWYC Dates: Jan. 30 & 31




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