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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. Using our world travel planner, Vienna attractions like Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Reviews
We went with a group of friends and sat upstairs in the balcony are. These were perfect seats, you could see everything with no obstruction. This is not a large building so the performance was intimat... more »
We've spent many summers seeing some fabulous concerts at the park. We go early and claim a picnic table prior to the show. We always get reserved seats, but you can also get lawn seats and bring a bl... more »
Bring your picnic & enjoy! It's enchanting, comfortable (& safe!) for the whole family. Best sound is on the lawn. Best seating is inside since it's rain (fairly often) or shine. more »
A very nice place to go for a summer concert especially since you can bring your own food and booze and relax on the lawn for a beautiful relaxing Summer Night concert. My company has an event here every year and it's always super fun. You can of course by seats to but it's just as good on the lawn. I will say as a warning if you want to see the stage in the concert you will need to buy seats you cannot see much from the lawn that is the one downside.
Without a doubt my favorite outdoor music venue. Easy to get in and out of. Stress free tailgating and you can BYOB into the venue! You can keep it with you on the lawn or leave it on the outskirts if you have an assigned seating. Always recommend sticking around a spell after the show...it WILL make your exit infinitely easier.
Great venue! I live in southern Va and had always wanted to attend an event at Wolf Trap. I was not disappointed! I highly recommend it to everyone. Bought tickets for another concert this summer while we were waiting for the show to begin last night! Wish I loved closer.
Outstanding venue for concerts. Filene Center offers covered seating and lawn seating .In good weather it is nice to bring a picnic and sit on the lawn. They allow coolers and picnic baskets and alcohol .You can dine at Ovations prior to show. They also can provide a picnic to go . The Barns is a nice smaller venue for winter shows. The offer beer and wine and light snacks. Only liquids allowed inside during the show.
Although I haven't personally gone to see a show at Wolf Trap in ages, I really admire the location and the overall quality of the property. Very large parking lots, great for big shows (although this isn't to say that all of the spots don't fill up, I suppose sometimes it does happen), also good for driving lessons. Amidst a very urban community, it's nice to have a beautiful park area to go to from time to time.
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