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Encompassing more than 53 ha (130 acres), Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts features amphitheaters that host musicals, dance, opera, and jazz performances. More than half of the area is undeveloped, with woodlands, wetlands, streams, and wildlife. Join a performance at the indoor/outdoor theater, which can host 7,000 guests across its seats and lawns. Visit a 382-seat venue in an 18th-century barn or a children's theater in the woods. You can also search for deer, foxes, groundhogs, and raccoons, and observe more than 120 species of birds. Be sure to dress comfortably, as most activities happen outdoors. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts by using our Vienna trip itinerary builder.
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This venue is the best for outdoor concerts. You can obtain seats undercover or on the lawn. The venue has food and drink you can purchase. You can bring a cooler for the lawn. Love all the different ... more »
Hubby wanted tickets to see this show so we got them back in March. Then, the seat choices were really good and I found row A seats in the Loge section for a decent price. Going there on a Saturday is... more »
A wonderful place to see concerts of all types. Lawn seats are my favorite to picnic before the show. Just be sure to show up early. more »
I absolutely love this park. I've been for a concert in the venue space and I've been just to explore the nature park space with a ranger, both experiences were a joy! There are some great vistas within the nature areas, but some of the trails do go up close to the wall of the freeway. There is a cool theater-in-the-woods for kids which is neat. But I recommend that anyone with larger hips get lawn seating if you go to see a show at the main Wolf trap venue, as the chairs in the outdoor auditorium are very narrow. But they may have changed them since I went in 2009.
Shaun & Erin Combs
I've been to Wolf Trap several times and have always had a good time. All the seats I've been in have always been good. The lawn seats are very dependent on how early you get in and get set up. The concessions aren't bad as long as money is no object.
Love sitting in the lawn and bringing my own food. Sat inside once due to rain, and had to buy their drinks and their specialty mugs for inside -- and I couldn't take in food. Thus, inside cost MUCH more than just the ticket price. I don't understand why people do it. Not nearly as much fun!
Although traffic can be a nightmare getting into Wolf Trap, the venue itself is wonderful for concerts. We usually get tickets for "inside" as opposed to the lawn areas. A little more spacious when you feel the need to get up and dance a bit! Box seating has good views but are tight-seating wise (and no room to dance to the music.) "Fast food" counter options are ok but pricey. Same with beverages both alcoholic and non. If a patron buys one of the "special" Wolf Trap cups for $5 there should be some discount on the beverage no matter what type.
Perfect summer venue. My wife and I prefer the very affordable lawn seating. A chance to sit on a blanket, enjoy a picnic, relax with a glass of wine and watch a wonderful performance make this place so magical.
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