The Lincoln Theatre

Concert Hall, Performing Arts
1215 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 328-6000


  • The section of U-Street btw 9th St. & 18th St. came to be known as "Black Broadway" thanks to numerous African-American owned establishments including banks, bowling alleys & dance halls in the 1920s.
  • Beautiful historic theater. A great place to see a show.
  • No AC. Smells like trash
  • Even the worst seats are good.
  • Don't leave this gorgeous theater without eating a Lincoln log! Big Mistake!
  • They need to turn on the AC. Does that cost extra?
  • Gorgeous theatre!! Come & see something here
  • Be warned, even at an all GA show- there are seats on the floor and the balcony. There is no standing room GA. Beautiful venue though.
  • If for some reason you leave during the headliner, you may have to wait until the song break to go back to your seat. Be patient.
  • On the National Registrar of Historic Places after hosting great African American performers such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, and more.
  • beautiful theatre. stellar sound quality. stadium seating ensures that everyone has a great view.
  • Constructed as a first-run house for an African-American clientele in 1921. This was a signifcant collaboration between architects Reginald W. Geare and Harry Crandall.
  • Recently renovated, the Lincoln Theatre is a lovely space for performances that is convenient to Metro. Its also next door to Bens, and the mural.
  • Beautiful intimate concert venue with a great history. And popcorn.
  • Old school venue often forgot about in DC. Saw Nas here!
  • Seating at most shows is GA, so if you want a good seat make sure you or a friend get there early.
  • Heard good things but the entire theater was closed due to a group using it for casting. I wanted to at least look in to the theater. A one-way window, perhaps?
  • Great venue acoustically. Needs some TLC, but it's in good hands being managed by the 9:30 Club.
  • Acoustics suck! If you want to dance at the concert, chairs will be in your way!!
  • This Choir is sanging Chile

Nearby places

1213 U St NW (at 12th St. NW)
2021 14th St NW (at V St NW)
1211 U St NW (btwn 12th & 13th)