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Arlington Children's Theatre

ACT is an all-volunteer organization, made up of kids, 7-18-year-olds, and their families who have fun and work hard while bringing theater to life. Theater professionals direct the shows. In addition to acting, kids can learn how to create costumes, sets, and props; run crew; or usher. ACT also offers beginning acting workshops for 7-12-year-olds. Shows at several Arlington locations.

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Arlington Friends of the Drama

Award-Winning Community Theater in an historical setting. Four shows per year, and many volunteer opportunities to participate in any aspect of community theater: set building, costumes, hair and makeup, lighting and sound design, stage management, ushering and more!

22 Academy St Arlington, MA

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Arlington Friends of the Drama Theatre

The AFD Theatre is among the finest area playhouses for actors, directors, production designers, and audiences to produce and enjoy live theatre. The 194-seat community theatre is housed in a former church. AFD presents four shows each year, usually including comedy, drama, a "smaller" musical, and a major musical.

22 Academy Street

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Menotomy Musical Theatre

The mission of Menotomy Musical Theater is to inspire, nurture, challenge, educate, and empower young artists and audiences through the art of professional musical theater. Rehearses at Together in Motion.

1 Broadway

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Regent Theatre

A 400 + seat historic Theatre, The Regent has great sightlines, is easily accessible by public transportation, and is located in the heart of Arlington Center with plenty of parking across the street in the municipal lot. Suitable for theatre, music, dance film, and more! Built in 1916, the historic Regent Theatre remains true to its roots as a vibrant vaudeville house. An intimate 500-seat performing arts center with superior acoustics and comfortable seating, "Arlington's Show Place of Entertainment" features film specials as well as music concerts, theatre, dance events, and family entertainment.

7 Medford Street

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True Story Theater

In performances, volunteers from the audience share what’s important in their lives — often related to important social issues that affect us. On the spot, actors then portray the heart of what they heard using music, movement, and dialogue. Our events create a respectful atmosphere where every voice can be heard and any story told — however ordinary or extraordinary, difficult, or joyful. 

21 Linwood St

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