FAQ

  1. How Do I Get Tickets?
  2. Are there assigned seats?
  3. Can I eat at the State?
  4. How old do I have to be to get in?
  5. Is there parking nearby?
  6. How do I find out about upcoming shows?
  7. How do I get there?
  8. What are the box office hours?
  9. What time does the show start?
  10. What is your photo policy?
  11. What happens if I cannot attend the show?
  12. What Is The Sky Suite? And How Do I Rent It?
  13. How do I get my band to play there?
  14. Can I bring my gun to the show?
  15. Is The State Theatre Handicap Accessible?
  16. Do you have coat check?
  17. Do you have a blog? Twitter? Facebook? I need to know MORE!!
  18. How do I get tickets for free?
  19. Is there a hotel nearby?

How Do I Get Tickets?

Back to topHow Do I Get Tickets?

You can purchase tickets online, over the phone, or in person at the State Theatre box office.  Ticket fees vary for each of these.  The least expensive method is in person.  Dining reservations are ONLY available through the State Theatre box office, either over the phone or in person.

Buying tickets over the phone:
State Theatre Box Office (703) 237-0300 
Mon - Sat: 12:00pm - 6:00pm  Sun: 2 hours before doors - 10:00pm Shownights: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

OR

Ticket Alternative Call Center 1-877-725-8849
Mon - Sat: 9:00am - 9:00pm  Sun: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Online:
Under the "Shows" tab, click the "buy tickets" link that corresponds with the show you want tickets for.  Or, to see all shows on sale on one page, click here.

In Person:
Tickets are available through the State Box Office at 220 N Washington St. Falls Church, VA during box office hours.
Mon - Sat: 12:00pm - 6:00pm  Sun: 2 hours before doors - 10:00pm Shownights: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

 

 

Are there assigned seats?

Back to topAre there assigned seats?

No. The State Theatre is general admission - first come, first serve.  HOWEVER, for most of our shows we have dining tables available and will take a limited number of dining reservations.  This is the only way to guarantee a seat.

Unless otherwise specified on the details page under the 'Shows' tab, the room is set up to accommodate about half seated and half standing.

Can I eat at the State?

Back to topCan I eat at the State?

Yes you can. 
Most (though not all) of our shows offer the opportunity for you to dine at a table or get food at the bar.  We reserve some of the dining tables in advance for a non refundable fee of $10/pair of seats, and the rest are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Some info about our dining tables:
There is a $10/person food minimum at all dining tables (Beer is not food.  Neither is an appletini).  Tables may be reserved as soon as tickets for a show are on sale, and we stop taking reservations at 5 p.m. the day before the show.  You can make a reservation by calling the box office at 703-237-0300 or stopping by in person.  We are located at 220 N Washington St in Falls Church.  Box office hours are 12pm - 6pm Mon - Saturday and 12pm - 10pm on shownights.

You table will be held for 15 minutes after your reservation time (which is given to you when you make the reservations).  A dining reservation does not get you access to the show, you will also need a ticket. 

If you do not get a seat at one of our tables, food is also available at the bar in the lobby and can be taken throughout the venue.  You may view the menu here (items and prices are subject to change).

How old do I have to be to get in?

Back to topHow old do I have to be to get in?

Because we are a nightclub with a liquor license, we have some age restrictions. 
For most, but not for all. of our shows, y
ou must be 18 or older unless you are accompanied by your parent.  Because we have to have extra staff to monitor those of you under 21, we collect a security fee of $3 from you at the door. 

Some of our shows are 21 or older to enter.  In these cases, you must be at least 21 years old to get in. No Exceptions - even if you come with your parent.  And occasionally we have all ages shows where all are welcome.  But you still have to be 21 or older to drink.

Age restrictions for each show are always listed on the individual event's details page (click on 'shows' tab, then scroll to the show in question and click 'details').  Please check the age limit before purchasing tickets.  No refunds will be given if you show up and don't meet the age requirement.

Is there parking nearby?

Back to topIs there parking nearby?

There is on and off street parking around The State Theatre...

*You may now park on the weekends in the Kaiser Permanente parking garage located directly accross the street from the State Theatre box office.  Parking here is FREE.
The hours for that lot are as follows:
2nd Level and Above ONLY (no parking on the ground floor)
FRIDAY: 6pm - 3am
SATURDAY: 7am - 3am
SUNDAY: 8am - 11pm
**we want our customers to continue to be allowed to use this lot, so for everyone's convenience, please no littering or other abuse of the parking garage!  If we're all good, we can keep using it for parking at our shows.
* The closest public lot is across Park Place from the Theatre - directly behind Clare and Don's restaurant, this is also FREE.
* There is also free public parking
weekday evenings and on weekends on the lower level deck of the George Mason Square parking deck.  It is located at the southeast corner of Broad Street and S. Washington Street.
As always, when parking:
* Pay attention to the signs - tow zones are marked in private lots.

*
There is no parking on the main streets in Falls Church, but most side streets allow parking.

How do I find out about upcoming shows?

Back to topHow do I find out about upcoming shows?

Sign up for our weekly newsletter!  It has the newly announced shows, our calendar listing and sometimes some tickets deals. You can sign up for it HERE
This website will also have all the up to date news on upcoming shows or you can always find our ad in the Washington City Paper, Falls Church News-Press, and see what's going on on our Facebook page.

How do I get there?

Back to topHow do I get there?

The address is 220 North Washington Street (Washington Street is also called Lee Highway / Rt. 29). Please note that Washington Street is not the same thing as Washington Boulevard (Route 237). The Theatre is ¾ of a mile from the East Falls Church Metro Station.

FROM MARYLAND: Take 495 (Outer Loop of the Beltway) over the American Legion (Cabin John) bridge. Three miles after crossing bridge into Virginia, take LEFT HAND exit for Route 66 EAST. Get off at EXIT 69 (Lee Highway/Washington Boulevard exit). At top of ramp, turn RIGHT onto Lee Highway (Route 29 South). Go 6 blocks, and you will see The State Theatre on your left.

Via the Wilson Bridge from Maryland on 495/95 South (Inner Loop of the Beltway), take exit for Route 66 EAST. Get off at EXIT 69 (Lee Highway/ Washington Boulevard exit). At top of ramp, turn RIGHT onto Lee Highway (Route 29 South). Go 6 blocks, and you will see The State Theatre on your left.

FROM I-95 IN VIRGINIA: Take 495 towards Tysons/Rockville (Inner Loop of the Beltway), take exit for Route 66 EAST. Get off at EXIT 69 (Lee Highway/ Washington Boulevard exit). At top of ramp, turn RIGHT onto Lee Highway (Route 29 South). Go 6 blocks, and you will see The State Theatre on your left.

FROM VIRGINIA: Herndon, Reston, Fairfax, Tysons…most people know how to get onto Route 66 EAST. Get off at EXIT 69 (Lee Highway/Washington Boulevard exit). At top of ramp, turn RIGHT onto Lee Highway (Route 29 South). Go 6 blocks, and you will see The State Theatre on your left.

FROM ROUTE 7 & 495: Take the Route 7 Exit - EAST (Route 7 is also called Leesburg Pike at this point but becomes Broad Street when you enter the City Of Falls Church). Go about 3+ miles until you come to a traffic light at the intersection of Route 7 and Washington Street. Turn left onto North. Washington Street (which is Route 29 North). The State Theatre is ½ block up on your right.

FROM WASHINGTON DC: Take Route 66 WEST. Get off at EXIT 69 (Sycamore Street/Falls Church exit). At bottom of ramp, turn RIGHT onto Sycamore Street. At first traffic light, turn LEFT onto Washington Blvd. At next traffic light, turn LEFT onto Lee Highway (Route 29 South). Go 6 blocks, and you will see The State Theatre on your left.

From Washington DC via ROUTE 50 WEST: Take the FALLS CHURCH/ROUTE 7 exit. Stay to the right on Route 7 West (Leesburg Pike). Go three quarters of a mile to the traffic light at the intersection of Route 7 and North Washington Street. Turn RIGHT onto North Washington Street (Route 29 North). Go ½ a block and you will see The State Theatre on the right.

FROM WASHINGTON DC Via ROUTE 395: Get off at the Route 7/King Street exit heading WEST. Go 5 miles until you come to the intersection of Route 7 and Route 29. Turn RIGHT onto Route 29 North (North Washington Street) and you will see the Theatre on your RIGHT.

WALKING DIRECTIONS FROM THE METRO STATION

FROM EAST FALLS CHURCH METRO STATION (ORANGE LINE): Go out the Main Exit Door and walk to your left on Sycamore Street. At the first traffic light, cross the street (the sidewalk is on that side) and walk to your left up Washington Boulevard. At the next traffic light, walk to your left up Lee Highway. Walk 6 blocks, and you will see the Theatre on your left. It is about ¾ of a mile in distance, and takes about 15 minutes to walk.

There is a taxi stand outside the Main Exit Door to the right, and it's about a 3 minute cab ride from there to the Theatre.

Bus service is also available, but the schedule varies depending on the day of the week. Check with MetroBus/MetroRail Transit Information at 202-637-7000 or visit their website at http://www.wmata.com for further details.

What are the box office hours?

Back to topWhat are the box office hours?

Box Office Hours:
Mon - Sat 12pm - 6pm
Show Nights: 12pm - 10pm
Sunday: 2 hours before door time - 10 pm (if there is no Sunday show, the box office is closed)
703-237-0300

The box office is closed on federal holidays unless there is a show.

What time does the show start?

Back to topWhat time does the show start?

Door and show times vary on a show to show basis.  Please check out the details page (located under each show's listing in the 'Shows' tab) to get specific info.  The doors will open to the public at the door time listed, and the first support band (if any) will start at the show time.
For more information, call the box office at 703-237-0300.

What is your photo policy?

Back to topWhat is your photo policy?

The venue defers to the performing artist regarding their specific photo/taping policy.  99% of the time, the policy is as follows:  No video, no professional cameras, no taping, no use of flash.  But each band has it's own rules, and can change them as they see fit, so don't bring anything you are not comfortable leaving in your car

What happens if I cannot attend the show?

Back to topWhat happens if I cannot attend the show?


All ticket sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. No exceptions.
You are welcome to give someone else your tickets as long as you are not selling them for above face value.  To give your tickets to someone else you have two options:

Stop by the box office in advance of the show, pick up your tickets, and give them to the person that will be using them.  Tickets can be picked up, by the person that purchased them, whenever the box office is open (M-Sat 12pm - 6pm and Shownights 12pm - 10pm).

OR


Call the box office between Noon and 5pm on the day of the event with your order information and the entire ticket order can be put under a single different name.  That person will then need their photo ID and the original ticket order number to claim the tickets.  We cannot process name changes in advance of the show, it must be on the day of.

What Is The Sky Suite? And How Do I Rent It?

Back to topWhat Is The Sky Suite? And How Do I Rent It?

The State Theatre Sky Suite is the best way to experience our live shows in a private setting for you and your party.  The suite was renovated from the venue's original projection room from its movie theater days of the 30's to a spacious suite with a large panoramic opening that looks out on the entire room. The room holds up to 20 guests and is a perfect option for birthdays, bachelor(ette) parties, anniversaries, or for fans who just enjoy the space away from the crowd but still want to watch the show.
If you're interested in renting the suite, please email SkySuite@TheStateTheatre.com

Pics coming soon!

How do I get my band to play there?

Back to topHow do I get my band to play there?

If you are in a band and would like to be considered for a support slot on one of our shows, please fill out this form and we will contact you if a potential date comes up.

Please DO NOT send a hard press kit unless specifically asked.

Please keep in mind that we receive hundreds of submissions per week, and cannot get back to everyone. Take a minute to look at the kinds of shows we book and contact us about your request accordingly. 
No unsolicited phone calls will be answered for booking related questions - for first time bookings, contact through e-mail ONLY.

Can I bring my gun to the show?

Back to topCan I bring my gun to the show?

While we make no political statement about the law here in Virginia, we are exercising our option to ban all weapons, whether registered, concealed, open or antique, at our shows.  The only exception to this rule is on-duty police officers or other on-duty state or federal agents who are required to carry a gun as a condition of their job.

Is The State Theatre Handicap Accessible?

Back to topIs The State Theatre Handicap Accessible?

Yes. With the exception of the balconies, the State Theatre is handicap accessible.  There is access to all dining levels as well as the open area in front of the stage.  To help us better accommodate any specific needs you may have, please give us a call the day of the show at 703-237-0300 and let us know how we can help.

Do you have coat check?

Back to topDo you have coat check?

Sometimes.  If the weather justifies it, we open up coat check. 
The best bet to find out for sure is to call the box office on the day of the show at 703-237-0300.  We do not offer a "banned items" check, so please leave all items that you are not permitted to bring in at home or in your car.

Do you have a blog? Twitter? Facebook? I need to know MORE!!

Back to topDo you have a blog? Twitter? Facebook? I need to know MORE!!

YES!  we want to be with you all the time too...

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How do I get tickets for free?

Back to topHow do I get tickets for free?

You can join the State Theatre Street Team to help get the word out about our upcoming shows and earn free tickets to your favorite ones at the same time.  To sign up, or if you just some more info, email streetteam@thestatetheatre.com

Is there a hotel nearby?

Back to topIs there a hotel nearby?

Yes, there are several hotels close to the State.  We recommend the Marriott Towne Place Suites.  Mention the State Theatre when you call and you'll get a discount on your rate!

Marriott Towne Place Suites
0.5 miles from venue. Map It
205 Hillwood Ave.
Falls Church, Virginia 22046
Phone:  1-703-237-6172
Fax:  1-703-237-6173 

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