Champions for Children

Please join us for a night of appreciation and gratitude among friends and family.

Champions for Children, Bright Beginnings’ annual award ceremony and reception, is a time when we honor and celebrate those who have strengthened our community and partnered with us in our relentless pursuit to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. The work we do would not be possible if not for the support of individuals, just like you. Will you join us for a night of gratitude and appreciation among friends and family? Join us at Arena Stage on June 12, 2019 at 6 pm. RSVP

We are pleased to announce that this year’s honorees are:

The Honorable Muriel E. Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia
The Kiwanis Club of Washington, DC
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation
FD Stonewater

Parking Information:

Mead Center Parking

The entrance to the parking garage is accessible from the northbound lane of Maine Avenue. Subscribers and single-ticket purchasers may purchase parking in advance by calling the Sales Office at 202-488-3300. The subscriber rate for parking is $17 per performance. Single ticket purchasers may reserve in advance for $20 per parking space. Advance reservations and rates discontinue three hours prior to curtain. Any parking available on the day of the performance will be sold at the garage on a first-come, first-served basis for $24. Handicapped parking may also be purchased in advance with a copy of a valid handicap parking tag. The garage is open from 10 a.m. until one hour after the end of the performance.

Valet Parking

Arena Stage offers valet service at no additional cost to our patrons with accessibility needs who have booked their parking in advance by contacting the Sales Office at 202-488-3300. Reservations for accessible parking discontinue three hours prior to curtain time. We also offer this service to all of our patrons based upon availability for $25 without advance booking. To take advantage of this service, simply pull up at the main entrance to Arena Stage on Sixth Street SW and a valet will assist you. Valet parking is available one hour before show time for all performances.

Metro Rail

The Waterfront station, on the Green line, is located one block east of Arena Stage at 4th and M Streets SW.


Stops are located directly in front of the theater as well as across from and slightly north of the theater entrance

Lyft Concierge is now available as an option for departing Arena Stage patrons. Reservations can be made at Visitor Services upon your arrival. You don’t have to be a Lyft member to use the service, you travel on Arena’s account. Fare is calculated based on time and distance plus a $2 service fee.


Arena Stage will gladly call taxis for patrons. Reservations can be made at Visitor Services upon your arrival. Service will depend on the response of the taxi company.

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