Cafritz Foundation Theatre

Located at the top of the grand staircase.

Cafritz Foundation Theatre


The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Theatre, the most intimate of our performing spaces, acts as a catalyst for new and exciting exploration in the art of theatre.

This versatile black box theatre can accommodate patrons attending performances, lectures or meetings and is also used for classes, private receptions or seated dinners.


  • Theatre seating for up to 86 guests
  • Seated dinner capacity for up to 88 guests
  • Standing reception capacity for up to 115 guests

Naming donors: The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is the largest private, independent, local foundation focused exclusively on the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Calvin Cafritz, the eldest son of Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz, has served as Board Chairman of the Foundation since 1989 and as President and CEO since 1993.

Under Mr. Cafritz’s leadership, the Foundation has awarded more than $284 million in the program areas of Community Services, Arts and Humanities, Education, Health and the Environment.

Technical Specifications

For technical specifications of the Cafritz Foundation Theatre, click here.