6 Great Ways to Support THEARC during the Holidays

Shop for your loved ones while supporting children and families in Ward 8!

Steps of Success for Parents and Caregivers

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Session 6 of 6: Coping with Depression and Loss During the Holidays

Collage Dance Collective presents RISE

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 7:30pm

Students from the Collage Ballet Conservatory, and students from Jones Haywood School of Dance perform at THEARC Theater!

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New Course Offering at Levine Music!

Beginning Orchestra 

Starting Wednesday February 4 | Ages 8 - 12


Malik (far left) received his start in art by attending classes at Corcoran ArtReach (now ArtReach at THEARC.) He was the youngest child to start at ArtReach in 2005 at the age of 6 years old. By the age of 13, Malik showcased his art in his...

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...