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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 ..."
Winter/Spring Productions
Show Dates Show Ages Registration
May 2–4 The Hobbit 7–12 Feb 16–Mar 2 ACA
May 16–18 The Complete Works of
Shakespeare Abridged
13–18 Feb 23–Mar 9 Masonic
Summer Season 2014
Aug 7–10 Into the Woods Jr. 7–12 May Regent
Assassins 13–18
Vacation Day Programs
Apr 21–25 April Vacation Day Program 6–12 Masonic
Jul 21–Aug 29 Summer Day Program 6–11 All Saints Belmont

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.

April is FUNdraising month for ACT!

Pledge Drive

ACT announces its first Board-Sponsored Pledge Drive as the third and final component of April FUNdraising month. The all-volunteer ACT Board of Directors has agreed to donate $2000 to the organization's annual fund if we can secure 200 additional donations - of any amount - during the month of April.

You can send a check made out to ACT to: 41 Foster Street Unit 5, Arlington, MA 02474 or donate online here.

Please help us out! Reach out to your parents, kids, grandparents, friends, and neighbors and ask them to donate $10, $20, or even more if they can. The amount donated doesn't matter as long as we have 200 donations from 200 different people. You can only donate once, but individual members of the same family can donate separately.

Here's some more information:

Q: How will this gift be acknowledged?

A: These gifts are considered part of your Annual Fund donation and all donations over $10 will be acknowledged in our Summer Season '14 Program. More information on this acknowledgement can be found at the donation link provided above.

Thank you for your support of ACT!

Not Your Average Cause

This April, ACT teams up with Not Your Average Joe's in Arlington Center to help raise money for our organization. Every Tuesday in the month of April, NYAJ will donate 15% of their proceeds of purchases by ACT supporters. Identify yourself as an ACT supporter by bringing this certificate to the restaurant when you dine there. Call your ACT buddies and plan a lunch or an evening out to support ACT. Copy the certificate and give it to friends. April has five Tuesdays, so the big days are the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.

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 Apr 20 2014 06:45 EDT