March 23, 2024


Young Playwright’s Theater cordially invites you to attend an unforgettable night of fun, glamour, and celebration at our YPT’s Purple Promenade, a spectacular fundraiser that will be held at metrobar DC on Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 8pm – 11pm.

Whether your high school prom was spectacular, a spectacular failure, or you didn’t even go, you have a chance to do it over again as the unique person you are today. Dance the night away while supporting a worthy cause! All funds raised from this evening will contribute to creating life-changing performing arts memories for YPT students.

Highlights include:

  • 3 hour open bar of beer, wine, soft drinks, and a specialty YPT cocktail or mocktail
  • Silent Auction featuring exclusive items
  • Prom-Themed Photo Booth
  • Live DJ for dancing to all your favorite hits
  • Two delicious local food trucks on site
  • Games with fun prizes
  • Corsages for your special prom date(s)
  • And More!

General Tickets are $75, or you can upgrade to Prom Royalty with the purchase of a $125 VIP ticket! For an additional $25, you can also add on a corsage/boutonniere or a special shout-out to your Prom date(s) in the program book.


What do I get for the $125 VIP Prom Royalty Ticket?
As Prom Royalty you will steal the show with your own Purple YPT sash, a fun light-up cup, a special dedication to your sweetie(s) in the program book, and a professional prom portrait. 

What is the dress code?
Cocktail Attire or Black Tie. Get as fancy with it as you want, or wear the outfit you really wanted to wear in your teens. Also purple looks great on everybody.

Can I bring my kids?
This is a 21+ event, so please bring your ID and leave your kids and teens at home.

What about pets?
Although pets are welcome at metrobar, they must be on a fixed length leash at all times (6’ max) and are not allowed in any interior spaces, such as the train car or bathrooms. We recommend leaving them at home due to the crowd, loud music, and lights.

Will there be food?
YPT will provide light snacks for guests. However, there will be two food trucks on site where guests can purchase additional items. We will update the event page with the specific trucks closer to the event.

What if it’s rainy or cold?
metrobar is well equipped to deal with lots of weather events. The railcar is heated, plus they enclose and heat the two large decks to keep you warm and cozy. There are also electric and gas heaters throughout as well as wood campfires.

Transportation and Parking
metrobar is just one block west of Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood metro station (Red Line), across the skybridge. 

Paid parking is available in the Rhode Island Avenue Center directly adjacent to the venue and in the garage below.

There is one gender neutral ADA-accessible bathroom in our space. Additional bathrooms are available for our use in other parts of the venue. 

Smoking and vaping
metrobar is a NO SMOKING venue throughout the entire space, and does not permit cigarettes, cigars, vaping, marijuana, or smoking of any type.

What is your covid mask policy?
This is an outdoor event, and masks are not required. However, masks are welcome!

Can me or my company help by sponsoring the event?
Sponsorship opportunities are open and welcome! Learn more here.


YPT’s Purple Promenade is proudly sponsored by Capital for Children, and GRF CPAs & Advisors.

The Capital for Children logo.