World Stage Theater

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 tabernacle, the walls of the theater are curved in design, evoking a 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.

Public Reading of Scripture Experience

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 daily 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

Amphitheater-style layout to improve the visual and acoustic experience for guests taking in a variety of productions, including live performances, lectures, presentations, Bible readings and musicals

100-foot ceiling that accommodates grand visuals projected on the surrounding 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