Showtime Tuesdays at THEARC

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 

Free movies, snacks and books for youth every Tuesday at THEARC this summer!

HATfest at St. Elizabeths East

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 | 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Hear, see, create, learn, taste, dance and interact at the city’s first Humanities, Arts & Technology Festival at Gateway DC!

The Washington Ballet: Adult Classes this Summer

Check out the Adult summer schedule for TWB! Ballet, Zumba, Pilates and Yoga! $6 drop in classes for those residing the 20020 or 20032 zip codes!

Summer Camps & Activites Catalouge at THEARC

Learn about all of the great camps and activities for youth coming up this summer at THEARC!

The Ward 8 Farmers Market at THEARC

Buy fresh fruits & vegetables EVERY Saturday from 9AM-2PM at THEARC! Free yoga in THEARC's Garden every 2nd,3rd & 4th Saturday of the month!


AfterDark @THEARC Fundraising Gala

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A night of elegance in performance arts benefiting THEARC. Tickets on sale now!


Shamaria is a student at the Washington School for Girls and Levine Music. She recieved the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship for her singing abilities!

Upcoming Events

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:30am
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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...