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Richard's Place is a friendly and casual self-service café located right inside the Mead Center.

Prix Fixe Meals

a paniniTreat yourself to a convenient prix fixe meal of tasty selections. Enjoy choice of soup or salad, main entrée and dessert — all for just $25 ($22 when you pre-order today, $20 if you're an Arena Stage subscriber). Available two hours before the show. Call 202-488-3300 or click here

Arena Express

cocktailsArena Express allows you to order from a friendly server right in the lobby or the theater. Your drink order will be waiting for you in the lobby at intermission. It's that easy! And remember, there's no hurry. Drinks are always allowed in the theater.

Drop-Off Catering

Richard's Place offers drop-off catering for private events at the Mead Center. Groups of 10 or more may enhance their events with snacks, light meals, soft drinks, and coffee; bar service is also available as an additional option. View the menu here. For information on pre-show receptions and other event rentals at the Mead Center, click here

Boxed meals

Convenient boxed meals are available at all weekday matinees, through Group Sales and at certain performances in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. Boxed meals include a wrap or sandwich combined with a side item and dessert. If you are bringing a group, contact your Group Sales Representative for the group boxed meal options. Our delicious boxed meals are available by pre-order only and can be picked up at the concessions bar in the Grand Lobby. To reserve call 202-488-3300 or click here.

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Dramatic | Inspired | Friendly



New menu items appear throughout the season, providing seasonal flavors inspired by the works onstage.

seating area for the Catwalk Cafe


Located on the Terrace Level, Richard's Place offers dramatic views of the Southwest Waterfront and the Washington Monument.



Richard's Place utilizes reusable plates and cutlery to eliminate unnecessary waste and composts all appropriate items in a local facility.