Encore Stage & Studio was founded in 1967 as The Children’s Theatre of Arlington. The organization was run by a team of dedicated volunteers for over 40 years before hiring a professional staff beginning in 2010. Over the course of our nearly 50 year history, Encore has produced almost 200 shows. During the 2015-16 season, over 14,000 young people and their families enjoyed Encore’s performances, over 200 participated as cast or crew members, and nearly 1,500 were involved in education programs including classes, camps, and workshops. Encore is excited to celebrate our 50th anniversary during the 2017-18 season!
Encore Today: Encore Stage & Studio is committed to promoting inclusion and equitable access to all of its programs. We believe that an artistic community is enhanced through diversity.
Our mission is to build life-long appreciation for live theater by involving young people in all aspects of theater arts — onstage, backstage, in the classroom, and in the audience.