Richard's Place Café
Richard's Place is a friendly and casual self-service café located right inside the Mead Center. New menu items appear throughout the season, providing seasonal flavors inspired by the works onstage.
Prix Fixe Meals
Treat yourself to a prix fixe meal of tasty selections. Enjoy choice of soup or salad, main entrée and dessert in our convenient on-site café.
Concessions and Arena Express
Arena Express allows you to avoid the intermission concessions line and order your drinks and snacks before the performance. Your 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.
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.
Bringing a touring group through Washington, D.C.? The Mead Center offers convenient, affordable group dining that can be customized for any group — whether you're looking for a quick boxed meal or a full dinner, we will create the perfect experience for you — with or without attending a show!
Convenient boxed meals are available at all weekday matinees with advance purchase 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 starting 1 hour prior to the performance at the concessions bar in the Grand Lobby.