Story District’s Top Shelf 2018
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    Story District's Top Shelf

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    Lincoln Theatre

    Doors Door Open 6:30PM / Show Show starts 8:30PM Add to Calendar

    We are returning to the the historic Lincoln Theatre to celebrate the best of stories of the year with these fantastic storytellers. We expecte to sell out nce again with out seventh annual showcase of the top eight stories of the year (as determined by a panel of judges who whittled it down from 160.) Featuring stories by DC's finest.  

    NOTE: Avoid the added online convenience fees to Ticketfly by purchasing tickets in person at the Lincoln Theater or 9:30 Club box offices. Tickets are still $25 but the fees are only $1 per ticket when you buy in person. Box offices are open at regular hours or when they are open for another show.  See hours for both venues. Note that tickets have sold out every year weeks in advance. Don't wait to get yours.

    From the Washington Post

    At its best, Story District is a spellbinding night of spoken word: Average people onstage telling true-life stories of love, high school foibles, childhood vacations or restaurant jobs, delivered without notes and without a net. Some provoke knowing laughter; others reduce the room to silence. Your average Story District show is very good, but theTop Shelf performance should be a knockout: A panel of judges have selected their favorite stories from a year's worth of shows and invited their authors back for a greatest-hits show. Tales of haunting, booze and courtship are all on the docket: Truly something for everyone. 

    About the Process

    For those of you new to this show, we screen and score all the stories that have been told on the Story District stage over the last 12 months (Nov 2015 thru Oct 2016) — that’s 160 stories. We — the Story District faculty — narrow that down to 16 nominees which are then screened and scored by a panel of independent judges who determine the final 8. 

    ASL Interpreters Available upon request,


    • Where

      Lincoln Theatre 1215 U St NW Washington, DC 20009
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    • Tickets

      Jan 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM Tickets