The Jack Guidone Theater

About The Jack Guidone Theater

The Jack Guidone Theater, located at JOMDC Friendship Heights, opened in 1995 as a casual and intimate theater space named for one of Joy of Motion Dance Center’s founding faculty members. Jack Guidone was a dancer, choreographer, teacher, designer, and mask maker. Mr. Guidone, who died in 1987, was a long-time force in the D.C. arts scene. The theater honors the creative spirit of Mr. Guidone by presenting the works of many new and developing artists.

The Jack Guidone Theater space provides a much-needed performance venue for small-scale productions. The space also functions as a home for most of JOMDC’s in-house and student productions, as well as being an affordable and popular venue for performing artists and companies desiring an intimate space in which to show their work. Click here for theater rental information.

Ticket Policies and Procedures

Presale (Available Online Only)
Jack Guidone Theater concert tickets go on sale 4 weeks prior to the show weekend.  Tickets go off sale 24 hours prior to showtime. All pre sale ticket holders will be on the will call list at the box office, but please print your email confirmation as reference. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. Buy tickets to a concert or event at The Jack Guidone Theater

At The Door (Available In Person Day of Show)
All remaining tickets will be for sale at the door, 1 hour prior to showtime, only. Please note there is a slight price increase for tickets purchased at the door. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds.
In person sales:
Saturdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Sundays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Contact Information
Phone: 202 – 520 – 3692 (automated message)
Email: Production@joyofmotion.org
Please note: Tickets are not available for purchase via phone or email. Please do not call JOMDC Friendship Heights with ticket inquiries. All questions related to JOMDC productions should be addressed to production@joyofmotion.org.

Seating and Sold Out Shows

The Jack Guidone Theater has 130 seats, all of which are available online for presale. When seats are sold out online you will see a message stating that there are no tickets available. Please note that all presale tickets close for sale 24 hours prior to showtime. JOMDC offers floor seating available for purchase at the door only. All presale ticket holders will be given seating priority up until 10 minutes before showtime, when a show is sold out. All remaining open seats will go to day of show ticket buyers. Late seating cannot be guaranteed for patrons arriving after the start of the show.

Additional Information

If you have special needs or require seating assistance at The Jack Guidone Theater, please email production@joyofmotion.org 48 hours prior to the show.

Please note that there is absolutely no video recording or photography permitted during performances at The Jack Guidone Theater. All JOMDC concerts are professionally recorded and will be for sale through our online store.

All show dates, times, and locations are subject to updates, changes or cancellation at management discretion.