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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Across the meadow from the Filene Center, literally tucked in the woods at Wolf Trap National Park, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods has been a summer tradition for generations of children and families.

Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Performances are always interactive, bringing both children and adults to their feet.

Performances range from music and dance to puppetry and storytelling—interactive, educational, and fun. All shows are about an hour long and are perfect for children ages 4 and up.

Check out Summer 2023 shows!

Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Schedule

Just a few recent shows that reflect the theater's always eclectic and high caliber mix of artists:

  • The Grammy-winning Okee Dokee Brothers celebrated their passion for the outdoors in their classic Americana folk style
  • Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés got the whole audience dancing and singing along in Spanish and English
  • Native Pride Dancers and members of the Narraganset and Anishinaabe Nations taught audience members traditional dances like "The Grass Dance" and “Fancy Shawl”
  • Vital Theatre Company transported audiences to Africa to tell the story of an unlikely animal friendship
  • Up In Arms brought the tale of a pirate princess and her puppy to life with their original puppets

See Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods in action