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Wolf Trap's Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Summer Theater at Wolf Trap National Park


Wolf Trap's Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods
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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.


Ticket 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.

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