Catch "Tootsie," "Hairspray," and more with exclusive benefits for subscribers!

It's the moment Broadway fans in D.C. have been waiting for. The National Theatre just announced they'll be returning this year for the 2021-22 season. The lineup features eight shows total, with Tootsie, Pretty Woman: The Musical, Come From Away, and Hairspray comprising the theater's subscription packages. The season kicks off with How the Grinch Stole Christmas on November 23, 2021.

Subscription packages are currently on sale with a starting price of $145. Single tickets will be available around Labor Day, according to the theater.

Additionally, the venue is also introducing some exciting new benefits for subscribers to enjoy upon reopening. Subscribers will be able to snag discounted balcony seats through the Tuesday Tix package, as well as increased protections with their Buyer Assurance Program in the case of cancelations or changing conditions due to the pandemic.

The National Theatre also announced safety guidelines set to be enforced in compliance with the CDC. Health protocols include expanded sanitation efforts, an upgraded air filtration system, and revised procedures to reduce contact.

In a statement, Nederlander Organization President James L. Nederlander expressed gratitude for the legions of theater-goers who've supported the venue across a difficult year. “We are confident that the theatre community will return from this ‘extended intermission’ with renewed heart and energy," he said. "It’s exciting to look ahead to the future, and we hope we’ll see you back at The National this fall.”

It's been a hot minute since we've seen any live entertainment, and we can't wait to take our seats! You can check out the full schedule below:

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas: November 23-December 5, 2021
  • Tootsie: December 7-12, 2021
  • Pretty Woman: The Musical: December 28, 2021-January 2, 2022
  • The Simon & Garfunkel Story: January 29-30, 2022
  • Rent: March 25-27, 2022
  • Come From Away: April 12-17, 2022
  • Hairspray: May 10-15, 2022

What shows will you be catching at the National Theatre? Have any recommendations for the first-time theater-goer? Share in the comments.