Howard Theatre In Photos

The historic Howard Theatre reopens today. The theater, located at 6th and T streets NW, predates the Apollo and hosted nearly every prominent black performing artist during the early- to mid-20th century, including Duke Ellington, James Brown, The Supremes and Miles Davis. It’s remain shuttered for the past 30 years, but a public-private partnership and a $29 million renovation has breathed new life into the storied building. 

Check out these photos from Brightest Young Things, showing the transformation of the theater into a modern-day performance space.

DC’s most talked about new venue is also one of DC’s most talked about OLD venues. If, over the last few years/decades, you’ve spent any time in the general Shaw/U Street area (and lets face it, you’re reading BYT right now so chances are you’ve spent PLENTY of time in the general Shaw/U Street area) you’ve at least once walked/biked/driven past the space on 7th Street NW and lamented how it is a shame that this theatre is resting there unused.

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