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Visitors find their seats on the lawn of the Filene Center as the sun sets, casting orange light on the building.
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is the only National Park Service unit dedicated to the performing arts.


Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is the only national park dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts. At Wolf Trap, visitors can enjoy a world-class experience at the Filene Center, a 13-story tall venue, built out of steel beams and Douglas fir siding, which can accommodate over 7,000 guests. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the country and the world visit the Filene Center to enjoy the performing arts in a natural setting. Each year, approximately 70-80 shows are produced at the Filene Center by our partner, the Wolf Trap Foundation, ranging from rock concerts to ballets, and from operas to folk performances.

In addition to offering live performances, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts also preserves over 100 acres of natural landscape. With hiking trails, an outdoor theater, and ranger led programs, there are many opportunities for outdoor recreation and family fun.

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For media inquiries or questions about filming or taking photographs at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, please contact Park Public Affairs Officer Jan Lemons at email:, phone: 703-255-1822, or contact


A public gathering permit is required to conduct organized activities within Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Activities such as First Amendment demonstrations, special events with 25 or more participants, and events that require any type of set up must have a permit. 

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Last updated: December 6, 2022

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1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182-1643


703 255-1800

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