STAGE DOORS IN WASHINGTON, DC
Although it is not as common to see fans greeting the cast at stage doors in cities other than New York, this works to your advantage as you will not have the craziness of a Broadway stage door to handle. You might be one of the few waiting, but you might also be one of the few to get to talk to Cate Blanchett (yes, it happened)!
511 Tenth St, NW, Washington, DC 20004
The actors sometimes exit through the main lobby; but the actual stage door is at the back of the building. Turn right as you exit the theater, walk up to the corner and turn right again and then right again at 9th St. Look for an alley about halfway down the block on your right and follow the alley back to the back of the building where you'll see the stage door in front of you slightly to the right. I would suggest asking a theater staff member if they know where the actors for that show generally exit.
The Keegan Theatre
1742 Church St NW in Washington, DC 20036
The actors exit into the main lobby. It is a tight space, and can get crowded, so you may have to maneuver a bit and keep an eye out for the actors who may come from up a small flight of stairs to the right of the front door side of the lobby (if you're inside facing the outer door), or from a door to the left of the house entrance (if you're facing the house door)
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
Eisenhower Theater: the stage door is an exterior door on the far right end (as you face the building) facing the Watergate across the street. If you exit straight out of the glass doors in front of the entrance to the Eisenhower onto the plaza, turn right and then right again at the corner of the building and walk up towards the front; the stage door will be on your right and is marked.
Opera House: the stage door is an interior door just inside as you enter the front doors to the building in between the Concert Hall and Opera House (Hall of Nations). The actors may exit from the right or left of the hallway just inside the front doors, but you may also see them in front of the Opera House entrance after the show. The ushers may know what generally happens for that show.
Round House Theatre
8641 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
4545 East-West Highway
The Shakespeare Theatre Company
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F St. NW Washington, D.C. 20004
The stage door for the Harman is on the right side of the building around the corner. Turn to the right as you exit the front of the theater and then right again at the corner. The stage door will be on your right.
The Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20004
The actors most often leave through the lobby after the show, so if you wait a bit afterwards, you may be able to greet them there.
1800 South Bell Street
Arlington, VA 22202
The Warner Theater
513 13th Street NW Washington, DC 20004
The stage door is at the back of the building on 12th St. down an alley. Turn right as you exit the front of the theater, walk up to the corner turn right again and then right again at the next corner. Look for an alley about halfway down the block (there's a parking gate in the alley as well) and turn right into the alley. The stage door is marked and most of the way down the alley on your left.