From late June through early August, Wolf Trap National Park presents its Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, a series of family-friendly shows including kindie rock, Latin, Afro-Caribbean, country, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and pop-rock, as well as Irish dance, ballet, puppetry, and musical theatre. The shows are performed in an outdoor setting amidst 117 rolling wooded acres and nestled in a shady grove.
Theatre-in-the-Woods will feature one performance per day, Tuesdays – Saturdays at 10:30 am. Most performances are recommended for children ages 4 and up. Patrons are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the show.
TicketsTicket prices range from $8 to $10 and children under two are free. Tickets are available online. Advanced purchase is recommended as performances do sell out. If available, tickets may be purchased the day of the performance at the footbridge with exact change, check, or credit card.
2014 Performance Schedule
June 24 - Dan Zanes - Dan Zanes Song Gusto Hour
June 25 - 26 - Richmond Ballet II - Cinderella's Sister
June 27 – 28 - The Pop Ups
July 1 – 2 - Wolf Trap Opera
July 3 - Taratibu Youth Association - Freedom is an Action Verb
July 8 – 9 - Mr. Molecule - Bing, Bang, Boom! Science Show
July 10-11 - Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
July 12 – DinoRock - Dinosaurs Forever
July 15 - 16 - Catskill Puppet Theatre - Sister Rain and Brother Sun
July 17 - Los Quetzales Mexican Dance Ensemble - Fiesta Mexicana
July 22 - Natyabhoomi School of Indian Dance - India Calling - An Indian Journey Through Dance!
July 23 - Hope Harris - Picasso, That's Who (And So Can You!)
July 24 – Taikoza - Japanese Drums and Dance
July 25 – 26 - Hudson Vagabond Puppets - Butterfly! The Story of a Life-Cycle
July 29 - Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips
July 31 - Capitol Tap - Tapping the Timeline: Tap Music from the 1920s to Today
August 1 – 2 - Pushcart Players - Little Red Riding Hood & Other Stories
August 5 - Improv 4 Kids
August 6 – 7 - Taylor 2 - Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company
August 8 - Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players
Wolf Trap National Park is located at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia, about 20 minutes from Washington, DC, just off the Dulles Toll Road.