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Alden Theatre

1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA 22101
703-790-9223
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in McLean
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Owner description: The intimate Alden Theatre has near-perfect acoustics and a welcoming environment that will make you feel at home. Our Professional Artist Series features nationally and internationally known artists from the worlds of music, dance and theatre. Introduce your child to the arts through our McLean Kids Performance Series or Jammin’ Juniors concerts in McLean Central Park. Travel to far off lands with our Travel and Adventure Film Series. There’s something for everyone to see and to enjoy.

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McLean VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is the McLean Community Theater. It is a multi-use venue with the featured event being plays produced by the McLean Community Theater Group. I have attended several plays there and have never been disappointed. Musicals seem to dominate and I am always surprised at the high quality voices that appear. I most recently attended a renewal of GUYS AND... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This theater has fantastic acoustics and good sight lines. There is generally original art to peruse in the gallery before the show. Staff is pleasant. Rows are long so if you get there late you will be climbing over people. It's a real gem.

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McLean, Virginia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Small, charming theater located in McLean hosts excellent, varied theatrical, concert, and dance productions at reasonable prices.

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McLean, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Alden Theatre provides a variety of shows for all ages. Prices are very reasonable and discounted for McLean residents.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The community is fortunate to have Alden Theatre as a center for the performing arts. While the quality of its performances varies from skilled amateurs to true professionals, the variety of presentations is something residents truly appreciate. There's not a bad seat in the house. Acoustics are pleasing for lectures, films and music.

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Alden Theatre is one facility within the McLean Community Center. It is a well equipped small theater that supports better-than-average local performances of plays, screening of films, music concerts, comedy shows, etc. The seating is spacious and comfortable. I don't think there are any bad seats in the house. Plenty of on-site parking is available.

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DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

It is a small/great theater that comes up with a cleverly selected repertoire every year and is run like clock-work thanks to its management and to its small army of volunteers. Good to have the Alder around!

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Highlands, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The McLean Community Center got it right; the Alden Theatre is housed inside of the Center. How often can one see a free jazz concert, lecture, and Jewelry show, all at one time,and in one building? I came to the Center to tour the 6th Annual Juried Handcrafted Jewelry show but stayed for the 1PM free jazz concert and lecture... More

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McLean VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

The Alden theater is a wonderful gem -- one of the highlights of McLean. The shows are professionally produced --and it provides an opportunity for local children who are aspiring actors. The tickets are reasonably priced. We have seen many plays here and have never been disappointed.

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McLean, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Alden has come a long way from the early days of shabby shows and theater group in-fighting: The autocratic leaders of the theater notwithstanding. For example, all sets have to fit into a ridiculously small space so they can be stuck during the run. Why bother building a set? Theater crew backstage, working for Alden, are hostile and imperial, the... More

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