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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!

Trivia Night April 11

Join us for ACT Trivia Night on Friday, April 11 at 7:00 at the Arlington Sons of Italy (19 Prentiss Rd) for a night of games, prizes and dancing featuring: [more...][less...]

  • Cash bar
  • Light snacks (which people can supplement with their own food)
  • Silent Auction – Including a chance to win Red Sox tickets, a weekend stay in Ogunquit and other great items
  • Raffle – win a barrel of wine!
  • A great DJ and master of ceremonies
  • Dancing

Tickets are $25 each or grab some friends and save $25 and buy of table of eight for $175 (must be paid for up front). To purchase tickets, contact Elizabeth Cutler. 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 silent auction item (contact Julie if you have a donation idea)
  • Reach out to local businesses for donations of food or auction items

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.

Coming soon: ACT April Pledge Drive

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: Wed Apr 16 2014 20:50 EDT