Howard Theatre




Built in 1910, the Howard Theatre is the oldest major African American Theatre in the United States. Together with Howard Theatre Restoration, Inc., Urban Atlantic leveraged NMTCs to fund the $26 million historic restoration of the theatre. This included the full restoration of the façade to its 1910 appearance, excavation of a fully functional basement and construction of a three-story addition on the rear of the building. The Howard Theatre restoration acted as a catalyst for additional development in the neighborhood. Urban Atlantic's $5 Million Allocation leveraged over $27 Million in project costs.




Washington, D.C.


Sponsor Developer

Howard Theatre Restoration, Inc.


Public Partner

District of Columbia


UA NMTC Allocation

$5 Million

Closing Year



Project Type

Historic Renovation



22.4K SF