6:00pm grounds open for wine and refreshments
7:00pm performance begins (approximately 1 hour)
General Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Picnic Theatre Company returns June 14, 15 and 16 to Dumbarton House. A brilliant 1925 comedy of bad manners at a weekend house party Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever” will be performed as a one-act production in an outdoor garden.
Bring your picnic blankets for garden seating. Wine and refreshments are available for purchase. Outside food is permitted, but please no outside alcohol.
Rain or shine the show will go on! In the event of rain, the reception and performance will take place in Belle Vue Room at Dumbarton House.
Proceeds from the performance & concessions benefit preservation & education efforts Dumbarton House and Courage for Kids. Learn more about Picnic Theater Company on Facebook.
“Hay Fever” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH INC
Is there assigned seating/do I have a reserved seat?
No, this is a casual cocktail event. We invite guests to bring picnic blankets to enjoy the show. There are no chairs for our outdoor performances.
I only see one date for the performance, how do I select another?
When purchasing tickets you can select the date from the drop down menu. It will read “sold out” on the date if tickets are no longer available.
If I date is sold out, will there still be tickets available at the door?
We pre-sell 100 tickets which is our capacity for our rain location. If the weather is good we will sell additional tickets for sale at the door, even if the event is sold out online. We suggest arriving promptly at 6:00pm if you’re coming to a sold out performance.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This event is open to all ages. Please have your ID if you would like to purchase wine.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Dumbarton House is located .6 miles from the Dupont Metro. The D2/D6 bus is located on the corner of Q St. & 27th. There is two hour parking nearby on Q street and 28th
street. Visit http://dumbartonhouse.org/hours-directions
for more transportation information.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Please no pets or outside alcohol. You may bring picnic baskets to enjoy in the garden before the show. We will sell wine and refreshments throughout the evening.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-337-2288 x222 if you have any questions.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You are encouraged to bring a printed or e-ticket to this event. We also have a list of names at the door in case you misplace your ticket.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
Is this a movie?
No, this is a live theater production, adapted to a 1 hour play.