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Address: 4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2629
Phone Number: 301-961-6060
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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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A great place to introduce children to theater

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2016
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silver spring, md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 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.

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Thank Ari R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 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

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Thank Lila H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 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 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My granddaughter and I caught the Thursday performance of Double Trouble. She is 9 and we both enjoyed it immensely. The cast was super talented and theater was beautiful. We are from Texas and found the theater easily using the free trolley service from the metro station. I would highly recommend taking children to this theater while visiting DC.

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1 Thank Diane R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Today we saw double trouble. The group I was with truly loved the show. The problem was we had a rude group near. There were Two camps very well behaved children. The one group was rude kicking chairs, being loud. No one bothered to correct their actions. When people are paying to see a show actions should be taken to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

My grandson had a wonderful time ! Whenever he comes to town he asks to to Imagination Stage again! The shows are first class. His Mom and Dad enjoy it as much as he does.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We were in Bethesda for a wedding and had the first part of the day to spend on our own before the big event. We were able to catch the 11am show of Sinbad: The Untold Story. This was the perfect way to spend our Saturday morning. Our son is 5 and loved the production. We purchased the highest price... More 

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