Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Once a historic car barn from the 1800’s, this location has been turned into a dynamic state-of-the-art event venue.

Washington, DC – The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) recognizes CAPITAL TURNAROUND, as the October 2022 Location of the Month.

The Capital Turnaround is a location with a rustic, exposed brick aesthetic versatile, multipurpose event space located in the Navy Yard section of the District of Columbia. Previously known as the Navy Yard Car Barn the location served as a repairing and rerouting center for Washington, DC’s historic streetcar system, the venue has been reimagined and transformed into a state-of-the-art event venue with a variety of versatile spaces for hosting retreats, corporate meetings, conferences, weddings, social events, as well as film, television and multimedia productions.

“We are honored to have Capital Turnaround be the featured as the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment’s location of the month. Capital Turnaround is a state of the art entertainment and community facility and we are honored to play a role in making it a front runner in the DC scene,” said Jon Weiss, Head Talent Buyer  

The Capital Turnaround features industrial high ceilings and state-of-the-art technology, an ideal space to host a variety of special events. The main hall section can accommodate up to 330 guests for a seated dinner and 450 guests for an open space event or reception. The versatile open floor plan is a blank canvas that allows hosts of special events or media production producers the flexibility to be creative and execute their vision in this beautifully designed architectural space. The Capital Turnaround’s auditorium has a 982-person capacity, featuring state-of-the-art LED screens, audiovisual capacity, and sound system. The space also includes private dressing rooms, lounge soft seating furniture, and access to a referral list of trusted, seasoned preferred vendors and on-site day-of-the-event logistics coordination.

The Capital Turnaround is an inviting, dynamic location option suitable for any number of creative use cases. Among the many special events and concerts hosted recently, Capital Turnaround was the location for the recent 37th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, serving as a spectacular backdrop for the city’s iconic showcase of the District of Columbia’s creatives on September 13, 2022. 

Visually compelling, with a multitude of different looks and backdrops all in one place, The Capital Turnaround provides a great filming and still photography location opportunity for production companies, design firms, and digital agencies. 


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About Location of the Month

The "Location of the Month" initiative is part of the agency's mission to market and support District locales as media production locations and bring attention to the wide range of cinematically compelling locations available to film and television productions.                                            

If you have a suggestion for a future OCTFME "Location of the Month," we would love to hear from you. If you own or manage a business, venue, or location you would like to be featured as a "Location of the Month," or if you are a filmmaker or a fan of local filmmaking with a suggestion for a unique DC location, OCTFME could feature in the future "Location of the Month" please use this nomination form and tell us all about it.


The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) produces and broadcasts programming for the District of Columbia's public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable television channels and digital radio station; regulates the District of Columbia’s cable television service providers; provides customer service for cable subscribers; and supports a sustainable film, music, and entertainment creative economy and labor market in the District of Columbia.

OCTFME award-winning content provides resourceful information on government activity, education, current events, history, music, arts, and entertainment. OCTFME operates and manages the District’s government television access channels: the District Council Channel (DCC), the District of Columbia Network (DCN), and the District Knowledge Network (DKN).

OCTFME owns, manages, operates, and programs the District of Columbia Entertainment Network (DCE). This 24-hour on-demand streaming network delivers diverse and inclusive – FREE – lifestyle, music, live events, sports, arts, variety shows, talk shows, educational and entertainment programming from the nation's capital into homes via ROKU, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV as well as iPhone and Android mobile devices by downloading the DCE Network App or at DCENetwork.com.

OCTFME also owns, operates, manages, and programs DC Radio 96.3 HD4 digital radio station, the District of Columbia’s first government radio station, in partnership with Howard University’s WHUR. It is one of only two full-power, city-owned, managed and programmed radio stations in the country.

OCTFME provides production support services that advance film, television, video, entertainment, interactive, multimedia, and digital media content creators. These services include permitting, location scouting, production support; job placement assistance; workforce development; and the DC Film, Television, and Entertainment Rebate Fund.

OCTFME provides additional support to the Creative community through the Creative Affairs Office (CAO), and Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: 202Creates initiative. CAO showcases and preserves the District of Columbia’s rich creative communities throughout all 8 Wards. CAO builds sustainability in the creative community through policy, programming, and education, further expanding the middle-class pathway for the creative workforce. CAO coordinates public, private, and community partners to accomplish all goals and create equitable and inclusive opportunities for the District’s creatives. Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: 202Creates initiative, administers programs that support the growth and sustainability of the creative industries throughout the District.

For more information, contact the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment at (202) 671-0066, visit us online at: entertainment.dc.gov, and follow us on Facebook.com/entertaindc, Instagram.com/entertain_dc, and Twitter.com/entertain_dc.