Mission & Values

The Keegan Theatre Mission

To take audiences to the vital heart of the theater experience: extraordinary artists in an intimate setting exploring the human condition. To foster connections and positive change in our community through vigorous, inclusive, empowering education and outreach.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Anti-Racism

The Keegan Theatre believes that any open and honest exploration of the human condition requires active promotion of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism. It is only through a commitment to these critical tenets, on both an individual and an institutional level, that artists, patrons, students, and arts advocates can learn, create, and connect in an environment free from the insidious, debilitating effects of prejudice, discrimination, and marginalization.

KeeganConnects Access & Inclusion Initiative

KeeganConnects is a broad access and inclusion effort – comprised of special events, programs, and initiatives — specifically designed to better connect members of the community to the people and experiences at The Keegan Theatre! Through free ticket programs, community engagement efforts, and more, KeeganConnects works to increase access to theater, connect with new audiences, and build a big community of arts lovers right here in Dupont Circle.

Current KeeganConnects programs include:

  • Accessible Tickets
  • Dupont Days
  • Student Previews
  • Young Professionals Happy Hours
  • Club Keegan

We regularly evaluate and update these programs, so check back often for the latest updates and initiatives.

Keegan Values

Keegan’s guiding values are honesty, integrity, courage and excellence in the exploration of the full range of human experiences and perspectives on the stage, and a commitment to providing access to theater and arts education for everyone.

We believe that human beings thrive in a safe, supportive, compassionate, and inclusive environment.

We believe in creating a space where kindness is the prevailing imperative.

We believe in creating work that reflects our community fully.

We believe theater has the power to break down barriers.

We believe that the future of the form depends on the consistent development of new works and the diverse range of artists, seasoned and emerging, that create them.

Emboldened by these beliefs, we dream big.