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Two Ways to Experience DC/DOX

Tickets and Passes on Sale May 1, 2024.

Choose between buying individual tickets for film screenings and panels, or purchasing an All Access Festival Pass that gives you priority access to multiple events throughout the festival.

Individual Tickets

Purchase individual tickets for specific film screenings and panels.

All Access Festival Pass

Priority access to multiple films and events throughout the festival’s duration, including exclusive events like the Opening and Closing Night parties.
Ticket and Pass FAQ
A Festival pass and tickets are both ways to gain access to films being screened at DC/DOX, but there are some key differences between the two. A film pass allows the holder to attend any film screening or event, subject to availability, as compared to buying individual tickets for individual screenings or events. A festival pass is ideal for someone who wants to see multiple films or attend multiple events, while tickets are best for those who only want to attend specific films or events.

A festival pass grants you priority access to all DC/DOX offerings – film screenings, panels, and Opening and Closing night parties. You are strongly encouraged to reserve your screenings in advance through the festival’s website. You can do this starting May 15. The pass does not provide access to screenings that have sold-out. Detailed instructions on how to register and utilize your pass will be emailed to you.

Festival passes can be purchased through the festival’s website in the “Attend” section, under “Tickets and Passes.”

The All Access Festival Pass includes priority access to: (1) all film screenings + post-screening discussions, including Opening, Closing, Centerpiece, and Spotlight. Note: passholders can reserve one ticket per screening, while seats are available, in any given time frame; (2) all “Reality Check” panel discussions; (3) Opening and Closing Night parties; (4) priority passholders line at all festival venues; (5) a subscription to our insider e-newsletter, so you can be first in the know on all the happenings at DC/DOX.

You are able to cancel any reservation up to 24 hours before the start of showtime, and register for anything else as long as the program is not sold out.

We strongly encourage you to reserve tickets in advance to any program you wish to attend. If you have not reserved, you can show up to the venue with your pass, and as long as the program is not sold out, you will be able to attend. The pass also provides priority on a stand-by line at sold-out screenings

We will hold “stand-by” lines at all sold-out film programs, and begin to release any available seats to the stand-by line 10 minutes before the program’s start time. Passholders have priority on the stand-by line. 

The festival pass is non-transferable and is intended for the person associated with the pass.

Yes, by all means. You can purchase as many passes as you wish, and designate the passes as gifts. We will require the name and email address of your recipients.

If you lose your festival pass, contact the festival organizers immediately via email at and write “lost pass” in the subject line, or stop by the Festival’s box office and we will replace your pass for you.

You may cancel your pass for a full refund up to 72 hours before the start of the festival–Monday, June 12, 11:59pm EST–after which time passes are non-refundable.

You can pick up your pass at the DC/DOX Box Office between 9am-6pm during the festival, June 15-18. The box office is located at the Eaton Workshop, 1201 K St NW, between 12th and 13th Street, DC, 20005. You will need to provide identification.

You can pick up passes for someone else with a letter from that recipient granting you the right to do so.


DC/DOX 2023 locations
1529 16th St, NW Washington, DC 20036
1201 K St.NW, Washington, DC 20005
5th Floor Auditorium 901 G St. NW Washington, DC 20001
8th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC 20001
William G. McGowan Theater 701 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20408
3107 Mt Pleasant St NW Washington, DC 20010
Additional Venues at Eaton DC:
DC/DOX is located in the heart of Washington, DC, with its central festival hub in the downtown Penn Quarter – Gallery Place neighborhood.


The Eaton Workshop is the festival’s hospitality headquarters, located within easy walking distance to a number of the festival venues, as well as the Smithsonian museums, Black Lives Matter Plaza, and Capitol Hill. It is also home to one of the festival’s screening venues, The Eaton Cinema, and the festival box office. Festival guests can book their stay at the boutique hotel with a special discount code: Available soon!



There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), located just 15 minutes from downtown DC; Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD); and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).


If you’d rather travel to DC on the ground, we are just an Amtrak away. Amtrak has frequent daily departures from major cities throughout the Northeast, Southeast, and even Chicago. Trains arrive at Union Station, bringing you to the heart of DC. Amtrak offers large spacious seats, plenty of legroom, free WiFi, and you can bring two carry-ons and two bags for free. If you book over two weeks in advance, you can get the best fares with Amtrak Saver Fares.


Traveling by bus to and from DC is easy. Choose from an array of options, including Greyhound and Megabus.