Discovery Theatre

The Smithsonian's Discovery Theater is located at the S. Dillon Ripley Center and is dedicated to offering the best in live performing arts for young people. Each season more than a dozen productions feature puppets, storytellers, dancers, actors, musicians, and mimes in performances that present classic stories for children, folk tales from all over the world, American history and cultures, and innovative theater techniques. Some are written specially for Discovery Theater. Often interactive, Discovery Theater performances unite ideologies, enact themes that reflect the diversity of its audiences, open avenues of self-reflection, and are enjoyable means for parents and teachers to demonstrate life's lessons.


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  • Discovery Theatre
  • 1100 Jefferson Drive, 3rd Sublevel
  • Washington, DC 20024
  • 202-633-8700
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