In addition to the theater, THEARC's multi-purpose campus consists of a regulation size gymnasium, a computer lab, an art gallery, a library, a community conference center, state-of-the-art music, art and dance studios and other first-class facilities.
While THEARC was designed as a facility to provide resources to underserved children and families east of the River, it has become a world-class facility that attracts local and national attention.
There are currently eleven not-for-profit resident partners at THEARC, including arts organizations: The Washington Ballet, the Levine School of Music, and The Corcoran Gallery of Art.
To learn more about THEARC and to view photos please visit the One City Location of the Month (http://film.dc.gov/page/location-month) feature on our web site.
Officially opened in October 2005, The Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) is a $27 million, 110,000 square-foot campus located east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC's Ward 8.
Yet THEARC is home to a variety of arts outreach programs, among them The Washington Ballet@THEARC.
While a parent of a first-year ballet student at the main academy pays $1,400 annually, at THEARC tuition is on a sliding scale from a full subsidy, requiring only a $20 registration fee, to $280 a year.
They hope eventually to provide the same 12-year training program at THEARC that exists at the main academy.
For older students who hope to continue in dance, THEARC puts essential training within their reach.