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.