On Stage in Arlington

On Stage in Arlington


Kenmore Middle School students dance with Bowen McCauley Dance troupe.


Classika Theatre in Shirlington



3706 N. 17th St.

Arlington, VA 22207



Hesperus plays early music, folk music, and various combinations of the two. It presents European medieval, renaissance and baroque music; cultural portraits mixing early and traditional music of a particular country or region, and crossover programs fusing medieval, renaissance, Appalachian, gospel, blues, Cajun and Irish styles. Hesperus often partners with musicians from other traditions: Appalachian, Celtic, Sephardic, Cajun, blues, Andean, and African. Visit its Web site for locations and times.

The Metropolitan Chorus

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA 22206



The Metropolitan Chorus is a 100-voice chorus performing classical choral literature. They present several free concerts each year as a special service to the community.

Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus

Gunston Middle School

912 S. George Mason Drive

Arlington, VA 22204



The Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus is a 27-member, all-male barbershop chorus. In addition to performing for local clubs and associations, the Arlingtones hold two annual shows at Lubber Run in the Spring and Fall.

Potomac Harmony Chorus

P.O. Box 7566

Arlington, VA 22207


Potomac Harmony Chorus is made up of women dedicated to performing and teaching the four-part harmony barbershop style. For more information, contact Chorus Agent Janell Tuttle at 703-333-5868.

Summer Concerts

Potomac Overlook Regional Park

2845 N. Marcey Road



Every other Saturday night in the summer, local musicians rock out on the outdoor stage at Potomac Overlook. Concerts are free, but donations are requested. The park also holds an annual open house and heritage festival on the first weekend in May with entertainment and food. Some events require reservations.


<lst>American Century Theatre

Gunston Arts Center

2700 S. Lang St.

Arlington, VA 22206



The American Century Theater is a professional theater group dedicated to presenting great, important and neglected plays of the 20th century.

The Arlington Players

Thomas Jefferson Theatre

3501 2nd Street South

Arlington, VA 22204



The Arlington Players is a nonprofit volunteer theater that has presented technically and artistically challenging productions in the "grand style" for the audiences of Arlington since 1951.

Classika Theatre

Synetic Theatre

4041 S. 28th Street

Tickets 800-494-8497


Classika Theatre is a professional theater group that has been in existence for seven years, spending the past five seasons at the Village in Shirlington. The Classika Puppet Theatre is targeted at ages four and up. Synetic Theatre is an award-winning theater troupe famed for its silent, mimed productions of Shakespeare

Dominion Stage

Dominion Stage/Arlington Cultural Affairs Division

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive



Dominion Stage, a community theater group, stages productions at the Gunston Arts Center.

Encore Stage and Studio

2515 N. Randolph St.



Encore runs various programs that produce theater by young people, for young people. The Children's Theatre introduces children and teens to all aspects of theater by offering educational performances and classes throughout the year. Their season consists of five performances annually, as well as school-year classes and a variety of summer workshops, including Stage Door, It's Elementary and the Young Actors Studio.

Firebelly Productions

4908 N. 17th St.



Founded in May, 2002, this theater company focuses on nurturing young performers. Performances often take place at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 South Four Mile Run.

Keegan Theatre

P.O. Box 17407

Arlington, VA 22216



Keegan's presents three to four productions per year, including at least one work by an Irish playwright each season.

Signature Theatre

4200 Campbell Ave.



Signature Theatre made a huge splash on the D.C. theater scene when it relocated to a state-of-the-art facility in Shirlington in 2007. The adventurous troupe has two different theaters — one for small experimental shows and cabarets, the other for larger productions — and continues to build upon its reputation as one of the region’s most successful companies.

Teatro de la Luna

Gunston Arts Center

2700 S. Lang St.

Arlington, VA 22206



Teatro de La Luna is a professional theater group performing in Spanish and English.

Theatre on the Run

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA 22206



Theater on the Run is a small theater managed by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division. It hosts productions by companies including the American Century Theater, Teatro de la Luna and Firebelly Productions, among others.

The Thomas Jefferson Theater

125 S. Old Glebe Road


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

The Rosslyn Spectrum

1611 Kent St.



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.



Founded in 1990, Washington Shakespeare Company (WSC) is a performing arts organization dedicated to producing primarily classic works, both time-tested and contemporary classics; emphasizing a provocative, bold approach in an intimate setting; and training and showcasing the best emerging talent in the region, mentored by seasoned, professional theatre artists. Tickets are available through the company’s Web site.


<lst>Arlington Dance Theatre

6531 Little River Turnpike

Alexandria, VA 22312



Offers performances and dance instruction in various styles.

Bowen McCauley Dance

2016 N. Woodstock St.

Arlington, VA 22207



Bowen McCauley Dance was formed in 1996 by Lucy Bowen McCauley and blends modern dance with ballet.

Center Dance Company

3443 Carlin Springs Road

Falls Church, VA 22041




The Center Dance Company performs classical and contemporary ballet, modern dance and theatrical tap. It is also a pre-professional ballet training school and offers classes in pilates, stretch, tap, jazz and modern dance.

Cambodian American Heritage Inc.

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA 22206

703-370-8980 and 301-292-6862


This organization's mission is the preservation of Cambodian arts and culture in the United States. For almost 20 years, its dance troupe has performed the classical and folk dances of its heritage.

Jane Franklin Dance

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA 22206



Jane Franklin Dance is a blend of dance, theater and humor offering collaborations with live music, poetry and original art.

Los Quetzales Mexican Dance Ensemble

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA 22206



The purpose of this dance company is to preserve, research, educate and promote Mexican folklore traditions and culture through art, music and dance. Los Quetzales performs traditional dance and music of Mexico.

Requiebros Dance Group

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA 22206



Requiebros Dance Group showcases the classical "Escuela Bolera" dance style of the 18th century, as well as contemporary genres, including flamenco, rumbas, tanguillos, sevillanas and traditional folk dances from various regions of Spain.