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3700 S. Four Mile Run
Arlington, VA 22206

Joan M Lynch

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Where is the main entrance to the building?

The main entrance is on the parking lot side of the building. The parking lot is accessible on S. Nelson or S. Oakland Streets.

Cultural Affairs building entrance

Is there food nearby?

We are within walking distance to the Villages at Shirlington, which has a number of restaurants and eateries, including Best Buns Bread Company, Busboys and Poets, Damn Good Burger Co., Dudley’s Sport & Ale, Ichiban Sushi House & Ramen, Moby Dick House of Kabob, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, and MORE! You can explore the Villages at Shirlington online via this link prior to your coming to Theatre on the Run.

What is your address? How do I drive to your location?

  • 3700 S. Four Mile Run
    Arlington, VA 22206
  • Driving directions via Google Maps

Is there parking?

  • The 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive parking lot is behind building, accessible from S. Oakland and S. Nelson Streets 
  • There are additional, smaller free parking lots on S. Oakland Street and S. Four Mile Run Drive.
  • Limited Street parking is available along S. Four Mile Run Drive, S. Oakland Street, and S. Nelson Street. This parking is metered, but free after 6 PM.
  • NOTE: Parking may be limited at various times of the day!! PARKING IS NOT GUARANTEED 
  • During business hours, the lot is used by staff from Cultural Affairs and the Sports and Recreation Division. Other building users must obtain a parking permit from the Cultural Affairs front desk between 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday.

How can I get to your location via public transportation?

  • By Bus – There is a bus stop just outside 3700 located at S. Four Mile Run Drive and S. Nelson Street. The 25-C and ART 75 busses run regularly through this stop from the Shirlington Bus Station. From the bus stop, walk along S. Four Mile Run toward S. Oakland Street, and take that left.
  • By Metrorail – Patrons traveling by Metrorail should take the Blue or Yellow line to Pentagon Metro Station and transfer to the 25-C or ART 75 buses via the Pentagon Bus Terminal. Alternatively, Metrorail users can take the Blue or Yellow lines to Pentagon City Metro Station and catch a taxi (taxi stand located in from of the Ritz-Carlton)  to 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA, 22206.