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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.

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“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.
ACT's Spring 2017 Productions
Dates Show Ages Registration Venue
May 19–21 Love's Labour's Lost 13–18 Mar 1–14 AHS
ACT's Summer Season 2017
Aug 3–6 Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella 7–13 May 1–15 Regent
Monty Python's Spamalot 13–18
ACT's Vacation Day Programs
Dates Program Ages Venue
Jun 26–Aug 18 Summer Day Program 6–12 All Saints Belmont

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 our 2016 Stephanie Martin Scholarship Winners: Emma Rose Long, Gillian Buckley, and Melissa Rawson.

ACT is a proud member of:

An invitation to all ACT ACTors, Alumni, Families & Friends:

Please join us on
Monday, June 5th
from 7:00–7:30 pm

When the ACT Community gathers together one last time in the ACA Theatre To say,
“Farewell to 41 Foster Street,”
ACT's home for the last 9 years, and the future Gibbs 6th Grade School for Arlington

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: Thu May 11, 2017 21:10 EDT