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Lincoln Theatre

The Lincoln Theatre, built in 1922, was a cultural center of D

The Lincoln Theatre, built in 1922, was a cultural center of D.C., predating and influencing Harlem's renaissance. Washington natives Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey were joined by nationally acclaimed artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong and Sarah Vaughn, who performed regularly on the storied staged. President Franklin D. Roosevelt celebrated his birthday parties at the Lincoln Colonnade, a party hall once located at the theatre.

In June 2013, I.M.P. was selected by the District of Columbia to operate the theater in the city's U Street Neighborhood. I.M.P. also operates the 9:30 Club in the District and Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.

  • Full Bar
  • Live Music
  • ADA Compliant
  • ADA compliant
Total Meeting Space Sq. Ft


Largest Capacities

Banquet capacity: 900, Classroom capacity: 1000, Theatre capacity: 1000, Reception capacity: 750

Distance to Metro

1 Blocks

Distance to Conv Center

5 Blocks

Attraction Rates


Metro Station

U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo

Metro Line

Green, Yellow

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


1215 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States

(202) 888-0050
Meeting Space
Dimensions (ft.)
Total Sq. Ft.
Ceiling Height (ft.)
Reception Capacity
Theater Capacity
Banquet Capacity
Classroom Capacity
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Roosevelt
  • 24 x 75
  • 84 x 16
  • x
  • 0.00
  • 9
  • 9
  • 0
  • 750
  • 400
  • 0
  • 200
  • 100
  • 0
  • 900
  • 300
  • 0
  • 400
  • 200
  • 0

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