Entertainment, Merchants, Local Transportation, and Travel

Senior Discounts


AMC/Loews Theatres—

Arena Stage—Seniors often take advantage of their Group Rate: 30% discount off any performance for groups of 10 or more. Box Office: 202.488.4380.

Ford’s Theatre— For seniors 60+, matinée prices for some musicals and plays are $30 on weekends, $27 on weekdays. Ticket information: 202.347.4833.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts— Half-price for seniors 65+, except Sat. evening. Must purchase in person with proof of age. Call 202.467.4600 for availability.

Olney Theatre Center— Seniors 65+ receive $5 off all tickets, except Sat. evening and Sun. matinees. Box Office: 240.644.1100.

Round House Theatre— Ticket prices for seniors 65+: Bethesda – $40; Silver Spring – $10.

National Theatre— Seniors can take advantage of their Special Patron Ticket Program (SPT). Check availability at 202.628.6161 or visit

Shakespeare Theatre Company— For seniors 60+, 20% discount; at Wed. noon matinees, 50% discount. Note: 20% not available for Fri./Sat. evening performances. Box Office: 202.547.1122, option 1.

Studio Theatre— Seniors 62+ receive $5 off tickets for all performances except on Saturday evenings. I.D. required. Possibly better discounts available for groups. Box Office: 202.332.3300.

Music Center at Strathmore— No senior discounts, but patrons can take advantage of discounts in advance through “Special E-mail Offers.” Create an account to receive news & email-only discount ticket offers. Tickets: 301.581.5100 or visit

Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD— For seniors 62+, typically $2 off ticket price. Group discounts for 10 or more. Box Office: 301.600.2828.

Local Transportation


Regency Cab— Seniors 70+ (ID proof of age required) can call 301-990-9000 to arrange for (1) free round-trip rides, up to 10 miles each way or (2) free round-trip rides to pick up something, 5 miles each way (they will wait only 15 minutes for return trip). This program is so popular that there are certain restrictions on availability and schedules fill quickly.


Metrorail/Metrobus— Seniors 65+ may ride for half the regular fare on Metrorail, for 60¢ on regular Metrobus routes, and for discounted fare on other participating bus service providers. If you are a local resident, you may pay the reduced bus fare by showing the bus operator a valid Medicare card and a government-issued photo ID.

Car Rental

AARP membership entitles seniors to the following discounts:
Avis Rent-A-Car— “Red Hot Deals” for AARP members. A percentage will be taken off your rental bill with a valid AARP membership card. Call 800-331-1800 or visit

Budget Rent-A-Car— Get a 20% AARP discount on all rentals from corporate locations and participating licensee locations.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car— Enterprise offers AARP members 5% off the everyday low rates.

Hertz Rent-A-Car— Hertz offers AARP discount rates worldwide on daily, weekly, weekend and monthly rentals. Call 800-654-3131.

National Car Rental— AARP members receive discounts ranging from 5–15%, depending on car type and day of week. Call 877-222-9058.


Amtrak— Seniors 62+ receive 15% discount on the lowest available rail fare on most trains. Proof of age required. Visit and click on “Passenger Discounts.”