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Katzen Arts Center | Visiting


Katzen Box Office:
Tickets Online: american.tix.com
202-885-ARTS (885-2787)

Open Mon-Fri, 11:00-4:00 and
one hour prior to performances
(Closed Sat-Sun, except one hour prior to performances, and university holidays)

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Katzen Arts Center & AU Museum Overview

Art & Performing Arts Departments: department offices are in the Katzen Rotunda—please see Art Department and Performing Arts Department for more info.

AU Admissions Welcome Center: open Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 5:00, and during the spring and fall open Saturdays, 9:00 to 2:00. Please see also Tours & Info Sessions. The Welcome Center is located on the second floor of the Katzen Rotunda—park underground in P2 and take the elevator directly up to the second floor.

AU Museum & Store: open Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 to 4:00
See also AU Museum.

Argo Tea: (adjoins AU Museum Store) open 8:00 to 6:00, Monday–Friday

Parking: Free on weekends and after 5:00 on weekdays in the Katzen's underground garage (metered 9:00 to 5:00 on weekdays)

Location: 4400 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC, 20016
See Google Maps and see below for Public Transportation

Facilities: In addition to AU Museum, the Katzen Arts Center houses the Abramson Family Recital Hall, Studio Theatre, Dance Studio, and the Departments of Art and Performing Arts. (Note that AU's Greenberg Theatre is located one half mile away at 4200 Wisconsin Ave.)


The Katzen Arts Center and AU Museum are accessible to persons with disabilities. Accessible seating is available by reservation. Please contact the box office at 202-885-3634 or auarts@american.edu for more information.

Public Transportation

Metrorail (Red Line) & AU Shuttle Bus
From the Tenleytown/AU Metrorail red line east exit (escalator or elevator), simply walk straight ahead 100 feet to the bus stops at the corner of Albemarle and 40th Streets.

All shuttle bus routes lead directly to the Katzen, and run every 10–15 minutes. The distance is a mile, about 5 minutes. Buses are clearly marked with AU logos.

For more info:


  • N3, N4, N6, N8 pass the Katzen on Massachusetts Ave.
  • M4 and N2 pass the Katzen on Nebraska Ave. at Ward Circle

Please see Metrobus for more information.