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Address: 4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2629
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09:00 - 21:00
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Imagination Stage is the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary...

Imagination Stage is the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary theatre arts organization for young people in the Mid-Atlantic region. We offer a year-round season of professional shows (adult actors performing for families and classes), after-school programs and summer camps for ages 1-18, and arts-integration professional development training for teachers, students, schools, and families. All of our programs are informed by our core belief in making the arts inclusive and accessible to all children, regardless of their physical, cognitive, or financial status.

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From an Actor and a Audience Member

Imagination Stage is a fun and creative theater company. They really bring the plays to life in amazing ways. I have grown up with Imagination stage, and it's one of my favorite... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Sophia H
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Imagination Stage is a fun and creative theater company. They really bring the plays to life in amazing ways. I have grown up with Imagination stage, and it's one of my favorite theaters, hands down. Being an actor I can also say that they have some of the best classes and teachers. If you want to see a show here... More 

Thank Sophia H
Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

I've been to Imagination Stage (with and withOUT children ; ) and I am always amazed by the quality of the productions...what a fantastic resource in our community!

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

We went to see Beauty and the Beast and it was truly wonderful. It was very professional and the actors were absolutely great. But the theater appeared to have no heat! I wore my coat the entire show and our feet were frozen by the time we left. We were not exactly dressed for skiing, just wore normal winter clothing.... More 

Thank mindyroo
East Marion, New York
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Took my 6 year old and 2 year old grandchildren to see Beauty and the Beast. It was a tremendous production, very professional. My grandchildren were mesmerized for the entire performance. As an adult, I enjoyed the performance as well, it was so well done. The theater is a kind of theater in the round or 3/4 round so that... More 

Thank Mike G
silver spring, md
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

The theater is intimate and is conveniently located in the heart of old downtown Bethesda. There is ample parking in the multi-tiered public garage right next door. The play (Frog and Toad - just like the children's book series) was aimed at young children, with lots of bright colored costumes, fun music, and terrific dancing. My granddaughter was enthralled. The... More 

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Washington, United States
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

I have been to three shows on the main stage over the last two or three years. The shows have all been excellent--fun for young children and parents alike. The theater is comfortable, inviting, and quite small, so no matter where you sit you will be close to the action.

Thank Ari R
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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

One of the venues that has most impressed me since moving to DC a few years ago is the Imagination Stage. With live theatrical productions for babies, toddlers and kids alike, Imagination Stage is a wonderland for bringing out the creativity in children, ages 1-10. The staff is very engaged and the programs, including summer camps and classes during the... More 

Thank Derek F
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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

It was the most different play but still very good and fun I love it my favorite play is about a 🐊 how act like a person but I can't remember the name

Thank Lila H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Luckily for us the Imagination Stage is only 15 minutes from home. This theater was founded to make arts accessible to children and in this regard it shines. From wonderful shows to classes, this place has it all. Pros: location (Bethesda), physical space, variety of shows, engaged and friendly staff, prices Cons: none. If your son or daughter is an... More 

Thank Theron T
Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

This is the venue to bring your kids to, to develop a taste for the theater. Great acting, intimate venue, and fun productions. The play I saw, Double Trouble, may be geared towards older children, however. Check this place out.

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