Encore Stage And Studio
Our mission is to build life-long appreciation for live theater by involving young people in all aspects of theater arts - onstage, backstage, in the classroom, and in the audience.
Encore Stage & Studio is the artistic home for young people in the Washington, DC area, and a national leader in children's theatre. We are an incubator of young talent providing challenging and diverse opportunities in the arts.
Encore Stage & Studio was incorporated as The Children's Theatre of Arlington in 1967. To date, we have produced over 175 shows. Last season, over 200 young people participated as cast or crew members and almost 9,000 people enjoyed Encore's performances.
My relationship with Encore began some 15+ years ago when my oldest was a preschooler. We enjoyed many Encore shows together (called The Children's Theater at that time.) She's now in college and my relationship with Encore continues, as my other two are still involved in Encore productions. The shows are clever and appropriate, and the atmosphere for the kids involved is engaging and positive. My three kids are all very different from one another, and yet each has had such a wonderful experience being a part of the Encore team, making friends of different ages and genders, starting out as little ones who learned from others and growing to acquire more responsibility. Really, the level of input and responsibility given to these kids is remarkable and unique. Encore is a true benefit to our community.
I went with my 5 years old and her best friend, they were amazed and happy, and see their faces on that wonderful play. Very talented kids, wonderful play, I loved it!!! I will keep checking what is coming next!!
Great community theater program - both for those acting and those in the audience. Bring your children to a performance and teach a love of live theater!
It's a great experience to be in a play but it's important to never give up encore does some great encouraging and their plays are amazing and at least one line in every play makes u laugh and they never give up on u ☺️
Sean S. Sayyar, DDS, FAGD, MaCSD