Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where are the door/show times for an event?

A: Door times are posted on our main page.  Show times are posted on the individual event pages.  Just click your event and you’ll see times posted.

Show times are provided as a courtesy, but are subject to change.  Please note that if all customers arrive ten minutes before the headliner, it will take longer than 10 minutes for them all to enter the building – that’s just physics.  Come early!  We have bars, snacks (including Lincoln Logs) and great opening acts.

Q: Where is the theatre located?

A: The Lincoln Theatre is located at 1215 U Street NW, Washington DC on the U Street Corridor.

Q: How can I purchase tickets for the Lincoln Theatre?

A: Advance tickets can be purchased through Ticketfly or by phone at 1.877.4-FLY-TIX (877-435-9849). The Lincoln Theatre box office is open from 1-7pm M-F, or until the headliner begins on show nights. It is also open weekends from 1pm until the headliner begins when shows occur on a Saturday or Sunday.  Tickets can also be purchased in person from the 9:30 Club box office at 815 V Street NW, as well as the Merriweather Post Pavilion box office at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway. The box office accepts cash, VISA, Master Card, American Express and Discover. There is no service charge at the box office.

Q: What is your refund policy?

A: All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges unless a show is cancelled.

Q: What type of payment does the Lincoln Theatre accept?

A: The box office accepts cash, VISA, Master Card, American Express and Discover. The bars accept cash, VISA and Master Card only. The Merchandise counter will accept cash, VISA, Master Card, and Discover.

Q: How old do you have to be to attend shows at the Lincoln Theatre?

A: Unless otherwise posted, the venue is all ages.

Q: Do I need ID to enter the venue?

A: An ID is only required for those planning to purchase and/or drink alcohol. In compliance with DC laws anyone 21 and older who plans on drinking alcohol will need to show a valid, non-expired, government issued photo ID. Anyone without proper ID, regardless of age, will not be permitted to buy, hold or drink alcohol.

Q: Does the Lincoln Theatre have seats?

A: Yes, the Lincoln Theatre has seats. There are 2 types of shows: reserved seating, where you are assigned a seat when you buy your ticket, and GA, where all seating locations are based on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons with special needs should call 202.888.0050 in advance to make arrangements.

Q: What time does the band go on?

A: The time listed on your ticket and on the purchase page of the website is the door time, not the show time. Set times will vary and typically announced the day of the show. Please keep in mind that set times, as well as opening acts, are always subject to change without notice.

Q: Does the theatre offer food?

A: Yes, we will offer some light fare and snacks for sale in the theatre.

Q: How about drinks?

A: We will have a selection of beer and wine along with your favorite spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.

Q: Are you near the Metro?

Metro’s U Street-Cardozo Station (Green Line) is located directly across the street from the theatre. Please use the 13th Street exit.

Q: I’m driving, how do I get to the Lincoln Theatre?

A: Detailed driving directions can be found on our Directions page.

Q: Is there parking nearby?

Parking options around Lincoln Theatre are limited. As such, we strongly recommend “going green” and utilizing the city’s various public transpiration options.

Metro/Bus

The closest metro stop to Lincoln Theater is the U St. Metro stop on the Green/Yellow line, which is directly across from the Theater.

Weekday hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday: 5AM – midnight

Weekend hours of operation:
Friday: 5AM – 3AM
Saturday: 7AM – 3AM
Sunday: 7AM – midnight

Bus lines with stops within walking distance from Lincoln are the 63/64, 90/92/93, 96/97, and X1/X3.

To plan your metro or bus trip, visit WMATA’s trip planner, or call 202-637-7000.

Capital Bikeshare
There are multiple Capital BikeShare stations within walking distance from Lincoln. The nearest are at 14th & V St NW and 12th & U St NW. To see a full map of Bikeshare stations, click here.

Ride Services
After public transportation, the next best option is to use a ride service like Zipcar (which has designated parking spots in the city) or Uber.

Driving

Parking Garages and Lots
(from closest to furthest away to the theater):

2031 8th St NW-Lot (427 ft)
Sunday: 5pm-11pm
Mon-Thu: 7am-11pm
Friday: 7am-2am
Saturday: 5pm-2am

Loc 114 Reeve Center
2000 14th St NW, Washington, DC (0.2 mi)
Sun – Thurs (6PM – 1AM) – $10 (flat rate)
Fri – Sat (6PM – 3AM) – $15 (flat rate)

Union Row
Austin Ct NW, Washington, DC (0.2 mi)
Mon – Sun (7:30AM – 10:30PM)
1 hour – $2.50
2 hours – $4
3 hours – $8
4 hours – $10
Max – $20

AP Valet Parking Facility
1740 14th ST. NW, Washington, DC (0.4 mi)
Open 24 hours
https://spothero.com/washington-dc-parking/1740-14th-st-nw

Towne Park at Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC (0.4 mi)
202-865-1201
Mon – Sun (open 24 hours)
1 hour – $2.00
2 hours – $4.00
3 hours – $6.00
4 hours – $7.00
6 hours – $8.00
8 hours – $10.00
24 hours – $14.00

MARCPARK Parking
1581 V St NW, Washington, DC (0.4 mi)
In-door garage with valet parking, CASH only
Mon – Sun (open 24 hours)
0-1 hour – $5.00
2 hours – $10.00
24 hours – $15.00

Colonial Parking Inc
2328 Champlain Street Northwest, Washington, DC (0.9mi)
(202) 298-7009
Open 24 hours
1 hour – $10
2 hours – $15
Daily Max – $19

The Park at Adams Morgan
1711 Florida Ave NW (0.9 mi)
(202)232-2501
Mon-Thu 6am-12am
Fri 6am-4am
Sat 9am-4am
1 hour- $7.00
Until closing $16.00
Overnight $25.00
Month $222.00

Street Parking:

Street parking on U St in generally $2.00 an hour with a maximum of two hour parking. Monday through Friday 7AM to 8:30PM. As of January 19th, the District no longer allows free parking on U St on Saturdays.
Sunday street parking is free.

Q: What are your policies regarding photo/video/audio?

A: Recording policies are at the band’s discretion and change night to night. You may bring your camera with the understanding that you might need to check it with us for the duration of the show.

Q: Does the Lincoln Theatre have an e-mail list? How can I be included?

A: Yes. We send out weekly e-mail updates that include information on just announced shows, yet-to-be-advertised shows and exclusive pre-sales. If you wish to be included please send an e-mail to info@thelincolndc.com or use the mailing list form located in the top of the right sidebar to sign up.

Q: Where can I find the most current information about upcoming shows at the Lincoln Theatre?

A: Follow @TheLincolnDC on Twitter or Like us on Facebook. We try to keep our patrons up to speed with low ticket warnings, on sale announcements, and changes to our shows.

Q: When do you announce new shows?

A: Most new shows are announced and updated on our website Monday mornings.

Q: I can’t find the answer to my question?

A:. For ticket-related questions or general information please call the box office at (202) 888-0050. For more specific questions, comments or concerns please send an e-mail to info@thelincolndc.com. We will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner.