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The mission of Arlington Children's Theatre is to embrace, enrich, educate and entertain children and their families, within the Boston area, through its commitment to a unique, quality, theatre program.

Established in 1991, Arlington Children's Theatre of Arlington, Massachusetts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating positive theatrical experiences for children aged 7 through 18. ACT is an all-volunteer organization, made up of families who wish to have fun and work hard to bring theater to life. We hire theater professionals to teach our workshops and direct our shows. Each show relies on the participation of adult volunteers involved in every aspect of the production: lighting, costumes, make-up, set construction, set crew, etc.

Participation in an ACT production is open to any child, from any town, who is willing to work with the directors and fellow actors. No prior theatrical experience is required.

For announcements of shows, auditions, workshops and other activities of the ACT, please sign up for our e-mail mailing list.

ACT Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Contribute to ACT's Annual Fund!

“Near the end, you don't know
what's going to happen, ...
It's the thrill that gets you.”

"ACT is a great theatre company and everyone is so nice here... [It's] a great community of kids and parent volunteers ..."

Arlington Children's Theatre

Listed in 12 Great Children's Theaters Across the US by Backstage Magazine.
Upcoming Productions
Dates Show Ages Registration Venue
Mar 12–15 Hairspray 7–18 Nov 24–Dec 8 Regent
May 1–3 The Neverending Story 7–12 Feb 22–Mar 7 ACA
May 15–17 Shakespeare's Richard III 13–18 Feb 22–Mar 7 Masonic
Vacation Day Programs
Apr 20–24 April Vacation Program 6–12 Masonic
Jul 6–Aug 28 Summer Vacation Program 6–12 All Saints Belmont
Spring Workshops
March 7 Hunchbacks and Murder 13–18 ACA
Mar 21–May 16 Beginning Acting 6-9 6–9 ACA
Mar 21–May 16 Beginning Acting 10-12 10–12 ACA
Mar 18–May 6 Stage Combat (Wed) 11–18 ACA
Mar 21–May 9 Stage Combat (Sat) 11–18 ACA
March 28 Directing 13–18 ACA

Student Directors

Are you interested in directing, assistant directing or stage managing for a vacation camp production? Applications [doc] [pdf] are now being accepted for February and April and are due January 23rd.

Stephanie Martin Scholarship

Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to this year's Stephanie Martin Scholarship Winners!

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Advertising and Sponsorship

Advertising in an ACT program, or sponsorship of a show or season, is an effective way to promote your business to families within the Boston area. By purchasing an ad or sponsorship you are also making a valuable contribution to the local community and helping to provide an affordable, unique and high quality theatre program for children ages 7–18. Contact Elizabeth Cutler at: for more information or to confirm your ad or sponsorship.

Save the Dates!

Apr 10: Trivia Night 2015

at the Sons of Italy Hall in Arlington. Back by popular demand, this fun fundraiser will feature trivia contests and a silent auction. Information will follow about purchasing tickets. Gather together your dream team now!

Offstage Opportunities

ACT offers many opportunities for kids of all ages to participate in the creation of each show in addition to or in place of acting. It takes all kinds of talents to bring a successful production to the stage. Contact us at: to learn more about being a part of creating costumes, sets, props, run crew or ushering.

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Last updated: Sun Feb 22 2015 16:25 EST