ATTENTION:

Beginning October 17, 2021 and until further notice, only patrons who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to attend events at I.M.P. venues. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card or a photo of your card. Exceptions will only be made for children under 12 and those with qualifying medical conditions preventing them from becoming vaccinated. Until October 17, our previously-announced policy requiring proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative laboratory test from the past 72 hours, along with a matching photo ID, remains in effect. Please note, some artists will require a stricter policy, so please check the individual show page for details. Refunds WILL NOT be issued for failure to provide proof of vaccine or negative test.

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History

The Lincoln Theatre, built in 1922, was a cultural center of D.C., predating and influencing Harlem’s renaissance. Washington natives Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey were joined by nationally acclaimed artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Nat King Cole, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, and Sarah Vaughn who performed regularly on the storied stage. President Franklin D. Roosevelt celebrated his birthday parties at the Lincoln Colonnade, a party hall once located at the Theatre.

In June 2013, I.M.P was selected by the District of Columbia to operate the theater in the city’s U Street neighborhood. I.M.P. also operates the 9:30 Club in the District and Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md.