American Century Theatre

Gunston Arts Center

2700 S. Lang St.


The American Century Theater is a professional theater group dedicated to presenting great, important and neglected plays of the Twentieth Century — what Henry Luce called "the American Century." Their mission is based on the firm conviction that this theatrical repertoire portrays a uniquely American vision that is vital to our shared cultural heritage.

The Arlington Players

Gunston Arts Center

2700 S. Lang St.


The Arlington Players is a nonprofit, volunteer theater that presents technically and artistically challenging productions in the "grand style" for the audiences of Arlington since 1951. The Arlington Players performs at Thomas Jefferson Theatre.

A.S.I.A. (Asian Stories in America)

P.O. Box 41063

Arlington, VA 22204

ASIA Theatre is the premiere resource in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for the best in Asian American drama. ASIA is also committed to promoting the best local Asian American talents.

The Children's Theatre

Act III Young Adult Company

2515 N. Randolph St.


For over 35 years, The Children's Theatre has introduced young people to the wonders of the theater. As a teaching theater, The Children's Theatre is devoted to producing shows by children, for children. Our season includes five performances annually, in addition to school year classes and a variety of summer workshops. The 2003-2004 season will include “Harriet the Spy,” “The Velveteen Rabbit,” “Into the Woods,” “Jr.,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” and "Oklahoma."

Classika Theatre

4041 S. 28th St.


Classsika Theatre is a professional theater group that has been in existence for seven years, spending the last five seasons at the Village in Shirlington. Classika offers classes for both children and adults. The Theatre features drama and art studio classes for children and professional acting classes for adults. Classika also works extensively with local schools doing outreach within the schools. Classika puts on family and adult productions. Productions of literary classics are geared for ages six and up. The Classika Puppet Theatre is targeted at ages four and up. Productions of international classics are geared towards teen and adult audiences.

Dominion Stage

Dominion Stage/Arlington Cultural Affairs Division

3700 South Four Mile Run Drive


Dominion Stage is a community theater group. Productions are held at the Gunston Arts Center.

Educational Theatre Company

1318 S. Pollard Street


A professional theater organization hosting performances and mentorship programs for youth. Educational Theatre Company performs primarily in schools with public performances at the Spectrum in Rosslyn. Theater professionals are recruited to become teaching artists who share their passion with kids.

Encore Stage and Studio

2515 N. Randolph Street


Incorporated as The Children's Theatre in 1967, Encore is a nonprofit organization with a mission to introduce young people to all aspects of theater arts through performances and educational programs. the next production, "I Was a Teenage Zucchini," will run Oct. 22-31 at Thomas Jefferson Theatre.

Firebelly Productions

4908 North 17th Street

Founded in May, 2002, this theater company focuses on nurturing young performers. Performances often take place at the Theatre on the Run.

Fountainhead Theatre

2003 Columbia Pike #218


A professional theater company that formed in Dallas in 1999 are relocated to Arlington in 2001. A production of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," produced with Keegan Theater, will close Sept. 11. Next up is the holiday comedy "Fit to be Tied," which will run Nov. 27-Dec. 19. at the Theatre on the Run.

Gunston Arts Center

2700 S. Lang Street


A government-operated facility that acts as the home of Dominion Stage and Teatro de la Luna. Two theaters, a flexible black box and a standard proscenium.

Horizons Theatre

3700 South Four Mile Run


Horizons Theatre is a professional theater group that seeks to offer Washington area audiences professional theater from a woman's perspective with a particular interest in producing women playwrights and creating opportunities for women theater artists. Horizon's mission is to reflect the diversity of women and their experiences and to cultivate new voices through creative and educational collaboration between Horizons and the community.

Keegan Theatre

P.O. Box 17407

Arlington, VA 22216


Keegan's season is designed with three main objectives: To present three to four productions per year including at least one work by an Irish playwright each season; to establish a relationship with local playwrights to identify and stage original new productions; and to provide community outreach for local youth by organizing children's production workshops.

New Polish Theatre

3800 N. Fairfax Drive


Polish and English language theater.

Signature Theatre

3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive


A professional theater group now in its 14th season, Signature Theatre is dedicated to reinventing musical classics and premiering groundbreaking new work by today’s best writers. Signature also offers cabaret and Stages, a play development program.

Teatro de la Luna

Gunston Arts Center

2700 S. Lang St.


Teatro de La Luna is a professional theatre group performing in Spanish and English. Tickets can be ordered online or by phone. Teatro de la Luna will also host the Eigth International Theatre of Hispanic Theatre this March. During a typical festival, 10-12 countries are represented by various groups. The festival will include both children’s and adult theater. Teatro de la Luna's traveling group performs approximately 60 shows a season in area schools and community centers.

Theatre on the Run

3700 South Four Mile Run Drive


Theater on the Run is a small, government-run theater. it hosts productions by companies including the American Century Theater, Teatro de la Luna, and Firebelly Productions, among others.

The Thomas Jefferson Theater

125 South Old Glebe Road


A county-operated facility that seats 715. Hosts opera and dance programs in addition to plays.

Trumpet Vine Theatre Company

3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.


The Trumpet Vine Theatre Company is a professional theater group specializing in innovative approaches to familiar classics and contemporary plays with classic themes. Trumpet Vine Theatre is in its 15th season of producing professional theater.

The Rosslyn Spectrum

1611 Kent Street


A county-owned multi-use hall that offers theater seating for 387 and other spaces for smaller events.

Washington Shakespeare Company

Clark Street Playhouse

601 S. Clark St.


Tickets are available through the company’s Web site. William Shakespeare’s “Titus and Ronicus,” directed by Joe Banno, starts Nov. 18, 2004.