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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.

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“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.
ACT's Fall 2016 Productions
Dates Show Ages Registration Venue
Oct 21–23 Short Play Festival 7–18 Aug 8–Sep 8 Masonic
Nov 18–19 James and the Giant Peach JR the Musical 7–12 Aug 8–Sep 8 ACA
Dec 16–18 Bat Boy the Musical 13–18 Oct 1–14 ACA
ACT's Fall 2016 Workshops
Dates Workshop Ages Venue
Oct 5–Nov 16 Broadway Hip Hop 11–18 ACA
Oct 4–Nov 15 Acting Audition Prep 13–18 ACA
Oct 8 Beginning Acting: One Day Intensive 7–12 ACA
Nov 6 Acting Together: One Day Intensive 7–18 ACA
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 this year's Stephanie Martin Scholarship Winners: Emma Rose Long, Gillian Buckley, and Melissa Rawson.


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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: info@act.arlington.ma.us to learn more about being a part of creating costumes, sets, props, run crew or ushering.

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