Virtual Events

To make your virtual experience as seamless as possible, please review our frequently asked question guides for Zoom and for Facebook live prior to your events.


Seating is general admission, first come, first served. We encourage you to arrive early to allow enough time to move through security and to have the best seating options. Please note there are some obstructed view seats in the balcony of our sanctuary.

Programs, prices, and dates are subject to change. To purchase tickets online or by phone, please refer to the “How to Purchase” section located on each event’s page. Ticket providers and phone numbers vary by event. Additional fees may apply.

All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. There are no refunds unless an event is canceled. For rescheduled events, refunds will be available for up to 14 days after the announcement of the rescheduled date. If you are unable to use your tickets, you may transfer them to another person. To transfer a ticket, contact the appropriate program department.

We do not keep a wait list for sold-out events. We do not condone purchasing or re-selling tickets through third-party sites. Invalid tickets sold through third-party sites will not be honored by Sixth & I.

Ticket age limit: All guests two years and older are required to have a ticket. Unless specified on the event page, events are all ages.

Box Office and Will-Call: Day of Event

  • Door and Box Office times are noted in the “Doors Open” section on each event’s page.
  • Sales: Only tickets to that evening’s event may be purchased at the Box Office, if the event has not sold out. Ticket and book sales are cashless. All on-site purchases can be made with a credit card.
  • Will-Call: Pre-purchased tickets may be picked up only on the day of the event when the Box Office opens. A valid photo ID that matches the name on the credit card used to purchase the ticket(s) is most often required for pick-up.
  • Building Entry: Event signage will indicate where to line up to enter the building.

Event Policies & Services

  • Photo Policy: Photo policies are at the artist’s discretion and vary for each event. Flash photography, professional cameras with detachable or zoom lenses, video equipment, Go-Pros, selfie sticks, and tripods are not allowed. Generally, photos are permitted with non-professional point and shoot cameras and cell phones; restrictions may apply.
  • Video/Audio Recording: Video and/or audio recording of events by audience members is strictly prohibited.
  • Sixth & I Video/Audio Recording and Photography: Sixth & I programs may be filmed, audio recorded, and/or photographed for archival and/or other purposes. Your attendance in the audience shall be deemed your consent to appear in such recordings/photography without compensation of any kind.
  • Press: If you are a member of the press interested in covering an event, submit your request at least 24 hours in advance to Michelle Eider. Press passes are limited and subject to the approval of the artist and Sixth & I. Press passes are not granted on site without prior approval.
  • Accessibility: Sixth & I is ADA accessible. Our accessible entrance is located at 606 I Street, NW.  It is helpful to call ahead, 202.408.3100, to make arrangements.
  • Sign Language Interpreter: If you would like to request a sign language interpreter for the event, contact the appropriate program department at least two weeks before the event date.
  • Lost and Found: If you lost an item, please call 202.408.3100 during business hours to see if it has been turned in. Lost items are kept for a maximum of 10 days.
  • Directions and Parking: Sixth & I does not have a parking lot. For information on how to reach us and suggestions for nearby paid parking lots, click here.
  • Pets: Only registered service animals are allowed inside the building.

Sixth & I is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our guests. We reserve the right to refuse entry, or remove anyone from our premises, in our sole discretion. This includes, but is not limited to, anyone who is intoxicated, disruptive, threatening, or refuses a security screening.

  • All guests and bags will be searched upon entry.
  • Guests may be asked to provide identification, remove hats, coats, scarves or to empty pockets for examination.
  • To speed up the security screening, please leave prohibited items (see below), valuables, large bags, and other unnecessary items at home.
  • Due to the historic nature of our building, food and beverage restrictions apply (see below).
  • Prohibited items will be denied admittance.
  • All alcohol and narcotic laws will be strictly enforced.
  • No smoking or illegal substance use of any kind is permitted on the premises, including the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers.
  • Law enforcement personnel should contact Brian Graber prior to the event.
  • Sixth & I reserves the right to alter our security procedures, policies, and prohibited items at any time.

Talks & Entertainment: Security Procedures

Prohibited Items

  • Outside food and beverages (except for water)
  • Weapons of any kind (including firearms, knives, pepper spray/mace, fireworks, or items that are deemed to be potentially dangerous including jewelry or clothing that could inflict harm)
  • Replicas of any type of weapon
  • Alcohol, illegal drugs or substances (including drug paraphernalia)
  • Knitting needles
  • Luggage and bags over 18”x12”x8”, camelbacks, Bota bags, and flasks
  • Professional photography or video equipment (e.g. cameras with detachable lenses, tripods, zooms, or commercial-use rigs)
  • Personal video cameras, Go-Pros, selfie sticks, or drones
  • Masks, laser pointers, air horns, or whistles
  • Signs, flags, banners, posters, or balloons
  • Flammable liquids or aerosol cans
  • Stuffed animals and wrapped gifts
  • Other items as deemed inappropriate by Sixth & I security or event staff

Religious Programs, Classes, and Private Events: Security Procedures

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons of any kind (including firearms, knives, pepper spray/mace, fireworks, or items that are deemed to be potentially dangerous including jewelry or clothing that could inflict harm)
  • Replicas of any type of weapon
  • Illegal drugs or substances (including drug paraphernalia)
  • Other items as deemed inappropriate by Sixth & I security or event staff

Food & Beverage Policies

  • Food allowed: Outside food allowed into the building cannot be eaten in the building and must remain in the guest’s bag.
  • Beverages allowed: Water and other non-alcoholic liquids are allowed in reusable leak-proof water bottles. Glass water bottles and unopened wine bottles are allowed.
  • Beverages not allowed: Disposable coffee cups, open soda cans or any liquids in a container that could easily spill and damage our historic building.

Policies may differ for specific religious programs and classes. If you have questions, please contact the appropriate program department.