Step Afrika! Xplosion Tour

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 6:00pm

Stepping through all 8 wards! All tickets are FREE!



Walmart's Support Fills Tummies and Hearts at THEARC

Walmart supports Healthy Summer Meals at THEARC! An initiative which feeds summer campers and provides nutrition education to EotR youth!

Prison Plumb Line - A Lyrical Drama

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 8:00pm

This edgy and enteraining must-see teleplay is based on the true stories of five women living behind bars.


Child Car Seat Inspection

Every Friday from 10:30am - 3:30pm

DC Safe Kids in partnership with Children's Health Project of DC is holding FREE child safety seat inspections at THEARC every Friday!

Breaking Ground on Phase III

Have You Heard the Good News?!

THEARC is expanding! Learn more about the Phase III Expansion of THEARC!


Ayanna Holmes, a senior at the FBR Boys & Girls Club successfully advanced to the regional level of the National Youth of the Year Program, sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  She earned the titles at the local and state (DC...

Upcoming Events

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Wed, 08/31/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Welcome to THEARC!

Officially opened in 2005, the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) was built and is run by Building Bridges Across the River, a nonprofit 501-c-3 organization.  THEARC is a $27 million, 110,000 square foot , state-of-the-art campus located in Washington, DC's Ward 8.  With a mission of working to improve the quality of life for residents of Ward 8, THEARC is home to eleven of Washington, DC's best nonprofit agencies, all of which share the goal of helping children and adults reach their full potential.

In addition to Building Bridges Across the River and its nonprofit partner agencies, THEARC is home to THEARC Theater, a 365-seat community theater that is the only theater of any kind located east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC-where children and adults alike can come together to expand their horizons through music, dance and stage events as well as community gatherings.  Read More...