Theatre for the Very Young



Encore Stage & Studio presents the Theatre for the Very Young series

Here at Encore Stage & Studio, our motto is “Theatre by Kids, for Kids!” With the Theatre for the Very Young series, we open the door to the wonderful world of live theatre for the smallest of audience members. Our lively and approachable artists bring adventures to life, exploring many aspects of learning and growing up. These original plays will engage the minds of toddlers and adults alike, even offering the opportunity to step onstage yourself and engage with props and set pieces following the performance.

We invite every member of your family to join us for an imaginative journey through Theatre for the Very Young.

All performances with take place at Encore’s Main Campus, located in the lower level of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Ln, Arlington, VA 22207).

What’s Next: Circulo/Circle


Directed by Rachel Hynes

This latest edition of Encore’s Theatre for the Very Young series brings a healthy lifestyle to life using English, Spanish, and hula hoops galore! In this 360 degree adventure professional artists explore fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Redondo y redondo vamos! Round and round we go! We recommend this production for ages 1 and older.

Performance Dates and Showtimes:
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 10:00am & 11:15am
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00am & 11:15am
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4:00pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00am
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:00am & 11:15am
Tuesday, March 13 at 11:30am
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:00am & 11:15am

Tickets: $10 General Admission. Includes all box office fees. All patrons ages 6 months and older must have a ticket.

View Past Theatre for the Very Young Productions:

Kitchen Adventures


Directed by Francesca Chilcote

In Kitchen Adventures, two siblings, along with their mom, explore the wonder, excitement, temptation, and nutrition that their kitchen has to offer. On their journey, they encounter fantastic creatures, hilarious breakfast mix​-​ups, and difficult ​nutrition ​decisions. Ultimately, through cooperation and play, the brother and sister discover the joy in healthy choices and learn the beauty of “everything in moderation.” Created especially for the very young, this silent interactive piece will have audiences of all ages laughing and playing along! We recommend this adventure for ages 1 and older.​

A Sidewalk Stroll


Directed by Rachel Hynes

Encore Stage & Studio presents A Sidewalk Stroll, starring professional artists who bring park adventures and friendly animals to life, all the while teaching your little one about working through your emotions while navigating through life’s surprises. Recommended for ages 1 and older.​

Jungle of Bungaloo


Directed by Martha-Grace B. Moore

Characters come to life through the art of puppetry and rhyme!
Explore caves, lakes, and waterfalls on an adventure of a lifetime.
Discover the sounds and movements of the animals in the Bungaloo
–including a snake, a spider, and a bat too!
Meet our actors and play on the set,
this exciting performance will be your favorite yet!