The Washington area enjoys a lively, varied theater scene both in a newly vitalized theater district and in the close-in suburbs. Nearby theaters - many of which provide group rates, backstage tour possibilities, and other supplementary educational opportunities - are listed below.
Washington, DC Theaters
- Shakespeare Theater Company
- Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
- Capital Fringe Festival
- Arena Stage
- The Studio Theatre
- The Folger Theatre
- The Kennedy Center
- The Warehouse Theater
- Scena Theatre
- Journeyman Theater
- Center Stage
- Everyman Theater
- Olney Theatre Center, Olney MD
- Round House, Bethesda MD
- Baltimore Theater Project
- Baltimore Shakespeare Festival
- Bay Theatre, Annapolis MD
- Maryland Ensemble Theatre
- Quotidian Theatre, Bethesda MD
Virginia and West Virginia Theaters
- Synetic Theater, VA
- Keegan Theatre, Arlington VA
- Signature Theatre, Arlington VA
- Washington Shakespeare, Arlington VA
- Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, Staunton VA
- Contemporary American Theater Festival, Shepherdstown WV
Art and Museums
The area also offers a host of cultural resources, including the facilities of the Smithsonian Institution.
- National Gallery of Art
- Freer and Sackler Galleries
- Museum of American Art
- Museum of Women in the Arts
- Phillips Collection
- Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
- Corcoran Gallery of Art
- National Museum of the American Indian
Libraries and Research Facilities
Marymount's prime location in the Washington area provides access to a variety of resources that enhance a student's educational experience, including several libraries and research facilities.
- Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC): Marymount belongs to WRLC, the Washington area's consortium of university libraries which also includes Georgetown University, the Catholic University, American University, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, George Washington University, and the University of the District of Columbia. The shared resources of these institutions are easily available to all Marymount students.
- Library of Congress: The nation's largest library collection is open to the public, and the program's introductory research course includes work at this historic site.
- Folger Shakespeare Library: The premier research institution in Shakespeare and Renaissance studies is located in Washington D.C.