Experience movies, shows and performances in the 472-seat World Stage Theater located on the fifth floor, adjacent to the two-story atrium glass galley that overlooks the National Mall and U.S. Capitol. Inspired by the sacred tabernacle of Moses’ time, the walls of the performing arts hall are curved in design, evoking an ancient tent flapping in the wind.
Museum of the Bible uses a digital 3-D mapping technique to transform the theater into an immersive experience that brings the audience into the production unfolding around them. Using 17 high-output projectors and angle-compensating software, digital images are seamlessly woven together over varied surfaces to create a coherent environment—scene, landscape or background—for guests.
Step into the World Stage Theater to see the Bible come to life through immersive Bible readings from Genesis, Psalms, Isaiah, Matthew, Luke and Revelation.
These Bible readings are available on Sunday-Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Saturday from 12 - 2 p.m.
Multimedia Bible Readings are made possible by Grace & Mercy Foundation.
Features of the World Stage Theater include:
8,000-square-foot hall with 30 rows and 472 seats
17 floor-to-ceiling, state-of-the-art 4K projectors that turn the entire venue into a stunning and dynamic digital canvas
Ancient amphitheater style to improve the visual and acoustic experience for guests taking in a variety of activities including live performances, scholarly lectures, presentations, Bible readings and musicals
100-foot ceiling that accommodates grand visuals projected on walls
Oak stage measuring 50 feet wide and 20 feet deep with a 60-foot red velvet curtain
Latest in audio, visual and lighting systems, including:
Meyer Audio’s Constellation sound system that allows for electronically variable room acoustics
Yamaha digital mixing console
21 motorized line sets
Theatrical lighting system with grandMA2 ultra-light console
Wired and wireless production intercom for ease with presentations and live productions