The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker at THEARC

Tickets remaining for the Saturday performances of The Nutcracker!

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 1PM & 5:30 PM

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6 Great Ways to Support THEARC during the Holidays

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

The Holiday Tree Trimming at THEARC

December 3, 2014 - 5:30-8:00 pm

THEARC's annual winter extravaganza! Bring your family to this free, festival event in celebration on the holidays!


Luther Vandross Tribute Concert

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 8:00pm

William "Smooth" Wardlaw returns to THEARC Theater for a Luther Vandross holiday showcase!

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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


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...

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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...