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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
May 1–3 The Neverending Story 7–12 Feb 22–Mar 9 ACA
May 15–17 Shakespeare's Richard III 13–18 Feb 22–Mar 9 Masonic
Summer Season 2015
Dates Show Ages Registration Venue
Aug 6–9 American Idiot 13–18 May 1–15 Regent
Fame JR 7–13
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
Mar 21–May 16 Beginning Acting 10-12 10–12 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!

ACT is a proud member of:

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.

Arlington Children’s Theatre Invites You to

ACT Trivia Night!

Friday, April 10 at 7:00 at Sons of Italy Lodge in Arlington (19 Prentiss Rd).

Join us for ACT Trivia Night for a night of games, prizes and dancing featuring

  • Cash bar
  • Light snacks (which people can supplement with their own food)
  • Raffles—a barrel of wine and more!
  • A great DJ and master of ceremonies
  • Dancing

Tickets are $25 each or grab some friends and buy of table of ten for $250 (must be paid up front). To purchase tickets, contact Jo Costantino. Space is limited so buy your tickets now.

This fun-filled evening will help us continue to offer educational, affordable theatre for area kids and will give us all a well-earned night out to reconnect with the ACT “family” that makes our organization so special.

Want to help? We need donations and volunteers! Contact Julie Nash if you can help with any of the following:

  • Donate a bottle or two of wine for the wine barrel (Bring to Matt's office or contact Sue Leone Lindner to arrange for donation)
  • Donate a raffle item (contact Julie if you have a donation idea)
  • Reach out to local businesses for donations of food or raffle items

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: Mon Apr 6 2015 21:30 EDT