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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.

A.C.T. Henry IV pt.1 trailer from Arlington Children's Theatre on Vimeo.

ACT's 2015-2016 Season
Dates Show Ages Registration Venue
May 13–15 Henry IV Part I 13–18 Feb 26–Mar 10 Masonic
May 20–22 Little Women 7–12 Feb 26–Mar 10 ACA
ACT's Summer Season 2016
Aug 4–7 Guys and Dolls JR 7–13 May 1–15 Regent
Anything Goes 13–18
Vacation Day Programs
Date(s) Workshop Ages Venue
Jul 5–Aug 26 Summer Day Program 6–12 All Saints Belmont

Stephanie Martin Scholarship

Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to last year's Stephanie Martin Scholarship Winners!

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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 May 1 2016 15:00 EDT