Imagination Stage Bethesda
Where are we going today?
There is something really fun about seeing a live performance in the theater, and for those little kids it's a whole new world where their imaginations can come to life right in front of their eyes!
Imagination Stage is a fun theatre in Maryland where kids can have the experience of stories being told to them, but live action - just like their bedtime stories they love!
The plays at Imagination Stage are great for kids either over 4 years or age, or 6 years of age. The stories will take them into lands of make believe, of magic and of wonder - there they can take away lessons and morals, and a whole lot of fun they have just experienced!
If a child hasn't experienced live theater before, they will love the excitement, and adrenaline as they feel the atmosphere from all the other excited kids waiting for that moment the curtains pull back.
With about 4 or 5 plays every season, there is always something new that kids can look forward to at Imagination Stage.
If they get the acting bug whilst watching these amazing live performances, they can even take classes to help them express themselves! Kids with low self-esteem, low confidence, or just that need to be creative and perform, Imagination Stage has year round learning opportunities for kids aged 1 - 18. Classes cover acting techniques and creative drama, and are divided into grade groups so kids will be around others their own age and level.
There are early childhood classes, as well as dance, filmmaking, and musical theater, so whatever their talents, kids can find something to suit them!
So if you are feeling creative, want to be inspired, and give kids a chance to experience the electricity of live theater, Imagination Stage in Maryland should be on the cards for your next family experience together!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFrom $10
- ChildrenFrom $10
When can we go?
Show times vary - check the schedule
All year round
It's a great way to enhance the classroom learning! The theater encourages students into creative thinking, and 3 weeks prior to opening, a full activity guide is available. These include curriculum ties. .
Any Top Tips?
For cheaper tickets, see a preview show before it officially opens..
Doing our bit
The theater is dedicated to teaching and entertaining kids, so if you want to support them, see a show and maybe make a donation to keep their theater going for others! .
Need a little extra help?
They offer sensory-friendly shows as well as ASL interpreted shows. If you have a wheelchair, call ahead to see the accessibility they have. .
They offer group discounts, from 20% off for over 10 people .
What people are saying?
by Adriana Nino
"Rumpelstiltskin" is yet another wonderful performance at Imagination Stage. Children and adults both enjoyed it, and the main character is just superb! (Note, children younger than 5 may be overwhelmed by it.)
by Kay Newhouse
You can't get a better deal on DC theater than this! fantastic children's productions, and don't miss the early childhood shows like "Aquarium" if you have a very little one. Summer camps and classes too. Easy parking, not too much in the mucky trafficky part of town- easy to get there & back. Stop by Cornucopia around the corner on Norfolk for coffee or Italian sandwiches, or ride the free Bethesda circulator which stops right out front to get into the rest of downtown bethesda.
by E Tomasini
Great experience for my 3 year old, lots of audience participation. We'll be back!
by JOSE CARDONA
Took our daughter to her 1st class today, she enjoys to be here lots of fun and met new friends. Ideal place if your kids like acting, dancing.
by Michael Allen
Saw the 'Aquarium' production and loved it! True theatre for the very young unlike anything we've seen before.