DraftHouse Comedy, from owners of the Arlington Drafthouse, Opening Soon

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1100 13th St NW, on L Street Between 13th and 14th

Looks like we finally have an opening date for the DraftHouse Comedy – upcoming events start to show on their website starting March 18th. Though their about page says:

OPENING APRIL FOOLS DAY WEEKEND 2016! DOWNTOWN DC!

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 the typical comedy club and instead offer an arts space committed to comedy and our community. This means great sight lines, an intimate setting, 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 table-side service. Doors open typically 20 minutes before showtimes and seating is general admission.

We can’t wait to see you at our new space!”