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Adventure Theater -- Glen Echo

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After the record snowfalls of the winter of 2010, parents and kids are ready for summer to begin. Pools, water play, and parks will echo with the sound children jubilant to be outdoors...finally. The heat of the DC Metro area is intense. Whether it is 100 degrees in the shade or muggy, parents will need to find cool places to hang out indoors.

The Adventure Theater is the Washington area's longest running children's theater.The Adventure Theater's mission is to "use theatrical arts to entertain, educate and enrich the lives of children and their families by providing fully staged live productions of fables, fairy tales, popular stories, musicals and children's classics." Taking your children to a play at the Adventure Theater at Glen Echo Park is the perfect choice for a stifling hot or rainy day.

The theater is cozy with parents and children sitting on risers on the floor. The stage is at floor level. The stage is decorated for each performance. My kids loved seeing how green the leaves were on the trees decorating the Winnie the Pooh set.

There is no room in the Adventure Theater for a stroller. Performances are recommended for children 4 and up. If you bring a baby or toddler to a performance, be sure to get to the theater early to get a seat on the aisle near the exit. Bring snacks and a drink for your young child. If bringing a baby and a preschooler, it would be a good idea to see the performance with a friend, so that you can let your preschooler watch the show while you take the baby to the lobby. 

The upcoming plays in the Adventure Theater's 2010 season will be:

The 2010-2011 season kicks off with:

Parents and children can spend the day at Glen Echo Park playing on the playgrounds and riding the Carousel, after catching a morning performance at the Adventure Theater. The Adventure Theater also offer classes and workshops in the dramatic arts. The theater is located in the Arcade building.

  • Event Category Theater
  • Event Cost Under $20
    $15/Adults; $12/Children 12 and under; $7/Book Club add-on for 7/10 Book Club show
  • Event Ages 3-6, 6-9, 9-12

Event Location

Adventure Theater -- Glen Echo

7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD 20812

(301) 634-2270