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!

Washington School for Girls Black History Month Showcase

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

The Washington School for Girls celebrates Black History Month with an evening of fun, music, education and performances by students in grades 4-8! 



TWB: The New Movement

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm


This series will feature performances by our Studio Company and TWB@THEARC Youth Ensemble. Following the performance, guests will enjoy a reception and dancer meet-and-greet. 

Jazz Harmonicist Avon Dews LIVE at THEARC Theater

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 7:30pm

Smiley Dew Entertainment presents Jazz Harmonicist extraordinaire Avon Dews with Guest Vocalist Linda "Ms Lynn" Whiting! 

The Washington Ballet presents: The Sleepy Beauty

Saturday & Sunday, May 30-31, 2015

A timeless fairy-tale of a beautiful princess, an evil sorceress and 100 years of sleep broken by the kiss of a handsome prince!


Desne works behind the scenes as a part of the I CAN at THEARC Theater internship program.  She studies the disciplines of sound, lighting and projection in addition to stage and house management. Working in THEARC Theater has...

Upcoming Events

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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...