Afterdark@THEARC: Thank You for Your Support!

Building Bridges Across the River extends a heartfelt thank you to the supporters of THEARC's annual gala!

11th Street Bridge Park: Lantern Walk

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 6:30pm

Create a lantern at one of the upcoming workshops and join us for an evening of performances celebrating the community! 



THEARC Farm presents: Blacktoberfest!

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Celebrate the fall harvest season with THEARC Farm & AfroHipsters at our first annual BLACKtoberfest!


Child Car Seat Inspection

Every Friday from 10:30am - 3:30pm

DC Safe Kids in partnership with Children's Health Project of DC is holding FREE child safety seat inspections at THEARC every Friday!

Gin Dance Company Presents... 'Inner Voice'

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 4:00pm

Gin Dance Company (GDC) will be presenting ‘Inner Voice’ at THEARC Theater!


Ayanna Holmes, a senior at the FBR Boys & Girls Club successfully advanced to the regional level of the National Youth of the Year Program, sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  She earned the titles at the local and state (DC...

Upcoming Events

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Tue, 09/27/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:15pm - 8:15pm

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...