WASHINGTON

Although best known for its historical and political presence, Washington DC has numerous galleries, museums and theaters making it a thriving cultural melting pot. Just a few exciting options for performing are:

 

National Air and Space Museum has the largest and possibly the most interesting collection of aircraft and spacecraft in the world, including the Spirit of St. Louis and the Apollo 11.

 

Mount Vernon, a designated historical landmark, was the home of the first President and served as neutral land during the Civil War. Today, the building and grounds are carefully preserved and are a true reflection of the tastes and character of

George Washington.

 

Washington National Cathedral is an impressive gothic style structure, and is the second largest cathedral in the United States. Spiritual and cultural activities, tours and events are offered throughout the year.

 

Woodrow Wilson Plaza this plaza’s timeless setting, granite cobblestones and impressive sculptures serve as a unique venue

for performances.

 

Old Post Office Pavilion was completed in 1899, this historic government building now has offices, shops and restaurants.

 

Union Station 100 places to eat, drink and shop. Completed in 1908, it is considered to be one of the finest examples of the Beaux-Arts style of Architecture. Architect Daniel Burnham designed the building to be monumental in every respect and to serve as a gateway for the capital city.

 

While in Washington, students can catch a performance at Washington’s National Theater, “The Theatre of Presidents”. The theatre opened in 1835 and has been destroyed and rebuilt on the same site 5 times. Students will also enjoy seeing Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Shear Madness is the hit whodunit comedy filled with up to the minute spontaneous humour. There is a lot more to do in this city then just perform!

 

 

 

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