Collage Dance Collective presents RISE

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Collage Dance Collective at THEARC Theater

Black History Month at THEARC Theater

February 3-28, 2015 

Dance, music and dramatic performances highlighting important moments, movements and experiences relating to African American history and culture presented by THEARC Theater!


Black & Missing in America: A Panel Discussion

Sunday, February 18, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join the Black & Missing Foundation for a short film and panel discussion highlighting the organizations mission. 

The Wacky & Whimsical Tea for THEARC

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 2:00-4:00 pm

A fun-filled Sunday afternoon that will include high tea, a silent auction and creative games for kids of all ages and their families!



Malik (far left) received his start in art by attending classes at Corcoran ArtReach (now ArtReach at THEARC.) He was the youngest child to start at ArtReach in 2005 at the age of 6 years old. By the age of 13, Malik showcased his art in his...

Upcoming Events

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 7:15pm - 7:30pm
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:30am
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Welcome to THEARC!

Officially opened in 2005, the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) was built and is run by Building Bridges Across the River, a nonprofit 501-c-3 organization.  THEARC is a $27 million, 110,000 square foot , state-of-the-art campus located in Washington, DC's Ward 8.  With a mission of working to improve the quality of life for residents of Ward 8, THEARC is home to eleven of Washington, DC's best nonprofit agencies, all of which share the goal of helping children and adults reach their full potential.

In addition to Building Bridges Across the River and its nonprofit partner agencies, THEARC is home to THEARC Theater, a 365-seat community theater that is the only theater of any kind located east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC-where children and adults alike can come together to expand their horizons through music, dance and stage events as well as community gatherings.  Read More...