Buyer's Guide


American Century Theatre, 703-998-4555

2700 South Lang Street, Arlington, VA 22206

The American Century Theater is dedicated to presenting great, important, and neglected plays of the Twentieth Century.

American Music Stage, 703-425-7529

Ernst Theatre, 8333 Little River Tnpk., NVCC, Annandale, VA 22003

American Music Stage was founded in 1997 to present, excellent, quality musicals to Northern Virginia audiences.

Arena Stage, 202-488-3300

Crystal City, 1800 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA 22202

Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Arena Stage produces plays that reveal all that is passionate, exuberant, deep and dangerous in the American spirit--the vast epic, the charged drama, the bittersweet comedy and the robust musical alike.

Catalyst Theater

1333 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002

We think it is essential to investigate "catalytic" plays that have come before us, whether widely known or not, and to explore new works that possess a "catalytic spirit."

Classika Theatre, 800-494-8497

4041 S. 28th St., Arlington, VA 22206

Founded in 1996, Classika Theatre provides high-quality theatrical performances in the renowned Russian theatrical tradition to audiences of all ages.

Elden Street Players, 703-481-5930

Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon, VA 20170

As a community theatre, we are continuously striving to push the limits of what is possible in our intimate "black box space" at the Industrial Strength Theatre. Check our website for audition information.

Encore Theatrical Arts Project, 703-222-5511

Venue: Ernst Theatre, 8333 Little River Tnpk., NVCC, Annandale, VA 22003

Our mission is to be the premier youth performing arts company in the area by adhering to standards of excellence in performance, choreography, musical direction, lighting, costume, and set design. Membership is by audition and is open to anyone in the community with a love for the performing arts, a willingness to work hard and adhere to the high artistic standards.

Folger Theatre, 202 544 4600

201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Folger Theatre annually performs a three-play season of innovative productions designed to forge strong connections with modern audiences, continuing the lively legacy of Shakespearean stagecraft.

Ford's Theatre, 202-347-4833

511 Tenth St, NW, Washington, DC 20004

In tribute to Abraham Lincoln's love of the performing arts, Ford's Theatre produces musicals and plays that underscore our country's multiculturalism and illuminate the eclectic character of American life.

Le Neon Theatre, 703-243-6366

The Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Rosslyn, VA 22209

The innovative theatre with a french flair, Le Neon, presents original creations as well as works by the greatest French authors, from Rabelais to Ionesco, and adaptations thereof.

Little Theatre of Alexandria, 703-683-5778

600 Wolfe St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Little Theatre of Alexandria is the oldest award-winning theater in the Washington metro area and one of only a few community theaters in the country with its own building and an ambitious 7-show season. We may be a little theater, but our expectations are gigantic.

McLean Community Players, 703-790-9223

Alden theater, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA 22101

McLean Community Players has been entertaining the community since about 1964. We welcome new members, especially those who enjoy working behind the scenes. We are also always looking for suggestions for good shows.

Mt. Vernon Community Children's Theatre, 703-360-0686

1900 Elkin St., Suite 270, Alexandria, VA 22308

Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre offers a stimulating, creative and supportive outlet to children and youth, helping build self confidence and character, while developing self expression, independence and responsibility.

Natural Theatricals, 703-739-9338

101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301

Natural Theatricals is a professional theater company dedicated to imaginative staging of classical, contemporary, and original works. We are artists in residence at the landmark George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia.

Northern Virginia Players, 703-866-3546

Northern Virginia Players was established in June of 2010, and has grown in a short time to be one of the most successful Youth Theatre Company’s in the DC Metro area.  Northern Virginia Players is an all home schooled theatre troupe, ages 8-18, producing 2 musicals per year.  Many of the actors come with enormous experience while others are new to the theatre world.  It is the dynamic synergy of age and experience that propel this troupe to the top.

Port City Playhouse, 703-838-2880

1108 Jefferson St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Our goal is to present a season of challenging plays which meets the needs of a diverse audience. We select plays that are either premieres, or have not been produced in the area in five years.

Pied Piper Theatre, 703-330-2787

Performs at Various Locations around Northern Virginia

The Pied Piper Theatre, welcomes young people ages 8 through 18 to explore the world of theatre both on the stage and behind the curtain. We provide dramatic and musical theatre training while building confidence, responsibility, and self-esteem.

Potomac Stages

Potomac Stages is the DC area's guide to live theaters in Virginia, Maryland and DC—something for every taste and every budget. Offering theater news, reviews, and discount ticket information, Potomac Stages offers a free e-mail Update every Wednesday to theater lovers.

Providence Players, 703-425-6782

James Lee Community Ctr., 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042

The Providence Players is a Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) membership organization.

Reston Community Players, 703-435-2707

CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston, VA 20191

The Reston Community Players has brought to the public a variety of theatrical experiences over the years, including classics and original plays as well as popular Broadway musicals, dramas, mysteries, and comedies. We welcome one and all, and offer something for everyone.

Round House Theatre, 240-644-1100

4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814

8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Each season, Round House presents an eclectic body of theatrical performances each season at its 400-seat Bethesda theatre and 150-seat black box theatre in Silver Spring. Round House Theatre has been recognized nationally as a center for the development of literary works for the stage.

Shakespeare Theatre, 202-547-1122

Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St., NW, Washington, DC 20004

Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St., NW, Washington, DC 20004

Our core mission is to present classic theatre in an accessible, skillful, imaginative, American style that honors playwrights’ language and intentions while viewing their plays through a 21st-century lens.

Signature Theatre, 703-820-9771

4200 Campbell Ave. Arlington, Va 22206

Musical Theater is Signature's "signature," and the theatre is renowned for its definitive Sondheim productions, inventive adaptations of overlooked or forgotten works, and investment in fresh new projects.

Springfield Community Theatre, 703-866-6238

9431 Silver King Ct., Fairfax, VA 22031

Springfield Community Theatre (SCT) is a nonprofit community theatre that provides a forum for both artists and audiences alike. SCT is a local non-profit organization, and our membership is open to all who wish to attend or participate in our theatrical productions.

Synetic Theater, 800-494-8497

1611 N Kent St., Arlington, VA 22209

Synetic Theater seeks to advance and enrich the theater arts through presentation and education in its unique performance style of a synthesis of the arts, fusing the classical elements of drama, movement, dance, mime, and music into a distinct form of non-realistic theater.

The Alliance Theatre, 703-834-09200

Venue: Mountain View High School, 5775 Spindle Ct., Centreville, VA 20121

The Kennedy Center, 800-444-1324

2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566

The Kennedy Center presents the greatest performers and performances of many genres including music, dance, and theater. See what's on stage and buy your tickets now!

The Studio Theatre, 202-332-3300

1501 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

The Studio Theatre’s mission is to produce the best in contemporary theatre. Its restless, innovative spirit makes it a leader both in Washington, DC, and in the nation. Artist-founded and artist-driven, The Studio Theatre demands the highest quality production values.

Theater J, 202-518-9400

1529 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Theater J has emerged as one of the most distinctive, progressive, and respected Jewish theaters in North America by virtue of its ambitious range of programming and the bold, imaginative artistry of its playwrights, directors, designers and actors.

Vienna Theatre Company, 703-978-7818

Vienna Community Ctr., 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna, VA 22180

Vienna Theatre Company brings the opportunity to participate in theater as a viewing audience or as working members of a local theater company dedicated to fine entertainment in the best traditions of community theater.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 202-393-3939

641 D St, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Woolly Mammoth holds fast to its unique mission: to ignite an explosive engagement between theatre artists and the community by developing, producing and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience, and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theatre.