NW Campus

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Youth Program General Inquiries –, 202.362.3606

Adult Program General Inquiries, 202.349.0261

The Washington School of Ballet’s Northwest Campus on Wisconsin Avenue consists of three buildings:

  • The Main Building at 3515 Wisconsin Ave, NW – 202.362.3606
    • As neighborhood parking is limited, we encourage parents to park in the Cathedral Commons garage and walk their student to the Main Building.
  • The Cathedral Commons Studios at 3308 Wisconsin Ave, NW – 202.349.0261
    • Our suite is on the 2nd floor.
    • The street entrance is on Wisconsin Ave NW between Cactus Cantina and Barcelona Wine Bar.
    • Paid parking is available in the garage beneath the building. Entrances are on Newark St NW and Macomb St NW off of Wisconsin Ave NW.
  • The Van Ness Studios at 4200 Wisconsin Ave, NW – 202.695.7986
    • The street entrance is on Van Ness St NW next to Surfside.
    • Paid parking is available in the garage on Van Ness or down the street at City Ridge.

Limited neighborhood parking is available for drop-offs and pick-ups. Please help us be good neighbors and adhere to all posted street signs.

Traffic Management at TWSB-NW

Students, faculty, and staff make their daily commute by car, bus, train, bicycle, and foot. We acknowledge the inconvenience experienced by our nearby residents due to drop-off and pick-up traffic. We sincerely value the patience exhibited by our neighbors and student families during these thirty-minute intervals. The Washington Ballet encourages our students and faculty to commute in a community-friendly way:
  • Parents and guests coming to TWSB are asked to utilize community parking garages found at our Cathedral Commons and Van Ness locations.
  • Bicycle racks are available at or near our three building locations.
  • Metro, bus, and metro-operated benefits for TWB employees.


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Cathedral Commons Studios

3308 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA

Van Ness Studios

4200 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA

The Main Building

3515 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA

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SE Campus

An adult ballet class at TWSB SE

General Inquiries –, 202.362.3606

TWSB Front Desk at THEARC 202.889.8150

TWSB SE is located at 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE, Suite 202, Washington, DC 20020.

Important Parking Update for THEARC March 2024-Nov 2025
This is a notice that starting Monday, March 11, 2024, the central parking lot between THEARC East & West buildings will be closed in preparations to be staged for a construction site for the Washington School for Girls’ new building. The central parking lot will stay closed until November 2025 at the earliest.

Parking Information

The Bishop Walker lot side of the west side of THEARC West is available.

The Covenant House lot on the east side of THEARC East is available after 5:30pm Mon-Fri. Parking on Sat/Sun is only available for special events.

Street parking surrounding THEARC West will be available but please be mindful of signs denoting where parking is NOT permitted, you will be towed!

Drop-off/Pick-up Information
Students in Level 2 and up may be dropped off at the sidewalk near the construction trailer and must immediately come upstairs to check in. We ask that all students in Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet 1, Pre-Ballet 2, Pre-Ballet 3, and Level 1 and below be escorted into the building by an adult. Please note that drop-off at the Bus Stop is not allowed and DDOT will actively enforce towing.


Inaugurated in the summer of 2005, Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) hosts The Washington School of Ballet’s Southeast Campus, TWSB SE. THEARC is also home to fourteen nonprofit partner organizations, including Levine Music, ArtReach, Washington School for Girls, Trinity (DC) University, Children’s Health Project DC, Boys and Girls Club FBR Branch, and Covenant House, making it a widely-used community asset.

Beyond the programs in the two original buildings, THEARC houses a 400-seat theater, art gallery, basketball courts, and a community garden. In January 2018, THEARC opened a building that hosts an expanded Children’s Health Project, The Community Meditation Center, AppleTree Institute, Bishop T. Walker School for Boys, and a 250-seat Black Box theater.

2023.24 Parent Handbook Pick-up & Drop Off information


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Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Campus (THEARC)

1901 Mississippi Ave. SE, Suite 202, Washington, DC. 20020

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