Rent the Lincoln Theatre

chairs at the Lincoln Theatre

The Lincoln Theatre is one of the most breath-taking historical venues in Washington, D.C. Located on the historic U Street corridor, the intimate 1,225-seat theatre is a perfect venue for concerts, theatricals, film screenings, fundraisers, lectures, corporate meetings, and one-of-a-kind events.

Our extraordinary facility includes 38-line sets, hydraulic orchestra pit, 4 private dressing rooms, 10 thousand lumem video projector, central air-conditioning, and state- of- the- art lighting and sound system.

The Lincoln Theatre provides renters with an remarkable experience for all who visit.

To rent the theatre for a event, please contact the Lincoln Theatre Box Office at 202-328-6000 or [email protected]


Fees and Services (fees and services are subject to change without notice)
$3,450 Rent per day includes 1 hour pre-show meeting with Box Office Director, Theatre Service Director, Production Director, access to ten (10) spaces on Parking Lot, access to the Theatre's Volunteer Usher Corp, The Theatre's Website Listing and Miscellaneous Marketing.
$2,450 Additional Performances (more than one performance in a day)
$875 Utility Fee per performance
$750 Cleaning Services per performance
22% Administrative Fee (all hourly employees)
Box Office/Ticketing Services
$25 Ticket Sellers per hour per person (2 person minimum)
$2.00 Restoration Fee for all purchased tickets (effective January 1, 2023)
$.50 Per ticket printed
6% Service Charge for credit card sales generated at the Lincoln Theatre box office and Ticketmaster phone charge/internet sales
$250 Rush charge for same day ticket pulls, 72 hour advance notice is required
House Management Services
$25 House Manager per hour per person (600 or more ticket sales οΎ— 2 person minimum)
$25 Unarmed Security per hour per person (4 guard minimum)
30% Merchandise Sales
Stage Technical Services
$37.50 Technical Direction (4 hour minimum)
$30 Department Heads per hour per person (3 person/4 hour minimum)
$30 Rigger per hour per person
$25 Asst. Department Heads per hour per person
$20 Stage Hands and Loaders per hour per person
Video Recording
$3,500 Broadcast and Recording Fee for "Non Profit" Organizations
$6,500 Broadcast and Recording Fee "For Profit" Organizations
Marquee Signage Rental
$250 48 Hour Posting
$500 Weekly Posting
$750 Bi-Weekly Posting
Other Rental Rates
$400 Lobby per hour (2 hour minimum)
$1,000 Parking Lot (Flat Rate Per Day)
$400 Daytime Rehearsals per hour (4 hour minimum)
Penalty Fees
$2,500 Cancelled and rescheduled show service fee -- limit "one time" per renter
$250 Per half hour Late Performance Start Fee
$1,500 Outside caterers clean up fee for not leaving area clean, swept, trash emptied, counters washed
1% Daily late fee for past due balances