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Large Comedy Club From Arlington Cinema Owners Coming to 13th St., NW

The long-time owners of the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse have permits in to begin interior work on a new comedy club they will be opening at 1100 13th Street, NW in the near future. It will be called (surprise!) the Drafthouse Comedy Theater and will be an arts space committed to comedy and our community. Sounds like a fancy comedy club, and DC always needs a laugh.


It’s a 2,304 sq. ft. space that will hold the 204 seat comedy club. The interior work includes the seating areas, stage, lobby, concessions, restrooms and greenroom for performers.  Beer, wine, liquor and light fare are mentioned as being the menu.

The site of the new club is 1100 13th Street, NW.

1106 13th St NW   Google Maps

Here’s an earlier press release from last Fall that we dug up on Borderstan.

The owners of the Arlington Drafthouse are thrilled to open a comedy arts theater in Downtown DC! We have chosen to be different than the typical comedy club and instead offer an arts space committed to comedy and our community. This means great sight lines, an intimate setting, and no minimum purchase requirements for patrons, tall ceilings, and shared laughter.

We will feature mostly stand-up comedy, while also dedicating time to sketch and improv. Shows will be targeted to 70 to 80 minutes in length. Each weekend will feature, on average, 8 shows (2 on Thursday, 3 on Friday, and 3 on Saturday). This schedule allows for two headliners to perform each weekend, splitting the shows between them. This will significantly increase the opportunity to feature a diverse offering of top national comics to the DC area. As we expand our offerings in the first year, we will add off-Broadway style comedy arts to the line up.

The Drafthouse Comedy Theater is styled after a black box arts theater. The theater is located in the heart of downtown Washington, DC on the corner of 13th and L streets NW – 3 blocks north of the theater district and 3 blocks west of the Convention Center.

As a black box theater, the Drafthouse Comedy Theater will offer concession beer, wine, liquor, and some light fare. There are no minimum purchase requirements for patrons, nor is there tableside service. Doors open typically 20 minutes before showtimes and seating is general admission.

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