After receiving enormous success in some of the biggest cities in the world—Barcelona, Paris, Manchester, Melbourne—the Candlelight concert series has come to grace some of DC’s greatest culturally-important spaces.
You’ll get to enjoy some of your favorite artists’ work in the historic Miracle Theatre, National City Christian Church, The Howard Theatre and St. Francis Hall. There’ll be something for everyone, from pop icons Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, to the best soundtracks in film history. So, sit back, relax under the flickering candles and transport yourself into other worlds without The District.
Originally built in 1909 as a vaudeville and movie house, and later on converted into a church, the theatre was restored in 2017 and reopened as a concert venue. Located in the vibrant Eastern Market neighborhood of DC, the theater’s historic charm and character also make it a unique and memorable setting for Candlelight concerts. Its ornate decor with a gorgeous stained glass ceiling, combined with hundreds of twinkling candles, add to the ambiance of the performances.
This historic church, located in downtown D.C., was founded in 1843 and has been an important institution in the city. The National City Christian Church is notable for its commitment to social justice and activism. It has been involved in many important social movements throughout its history, including the civil rights movement and the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.
The church’s large sanctuary features a beautiful pipe organ, and has a smaller chapel, which is used for more intimate concerts. This setting is ideal for Candlelight, as the live musicians are surrounded by hundreds of candles, making for an unforgettable experience. Blessed be the music!
Located in the Brookland neighborhood, it was originally constructed in the early 1900s as a school and convent for the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. However, today St. Francis Hall is a popular venue for weddings, receptions, and as of this season, Candlelight concerts. This venue is known for its excellent acoustics, which make it a favorite among local musicians and performers. The hall’s stage is equipped with professional sound and lighting equipment, ensuring that every performance sounds and looks the best. What more can you ask for?
Located at 620 T Street, The Howard Theatre is a historic theater that was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. A 30-foot stage, two-tiered horseshoe-shaped seating, and state-of-the-art lighting and audio systems are some of the features making this venue in DC impressive. Fully equipped for any kind of event, The Howard Theatre is the perfect setting for an intimate Candlelight concert.
The Lisner Auditorium at the George Washington University is a famous performance venue dedicated to arts and culture. It’s hosted countless classical, folk, rock, blues, opera, and theatrical performances, but what stands out the most is its late Art Deco style architecture. Located on the Foggy Bottom Campus, the auditorium opened in 1946 and welcomes over 100,000 visitors a year.
Discover the magic of Candlelight in some of The District’s most spectacular venues. The pleasant glimmering candles, classical melodies played by live musicians, and the superb locations, really is a combination unlike any other.
You can choose from a range of venues and concerts and decide what suits you best. One thing is guaranteed, it’ll be an evening you’ll never forget.