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Arena Stage Community Engagement

Our programs educate students in the classroom, bring cutting-edge workshops to community organizations, invite younger, more diverse audiences to our theaters and train future artists and educators. As the community engages in Arena, we engage in the community.


An after-school drama program in which students gain physical discipline, writing and performance skills.

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Moving Stories

Bring stories to life! Explore a children’s book through creative drama, enhancing reading and comprehension.

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Workshops & Residencies

Learn and create with Arena Stage. Tailored for all ages and built to fit your needs.

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Arena Stage's Community Engagement efforts are generously sponsored by Pitts Family Foundation; DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; AT&T; Hattie M. Strong Foundation; Harman Family Foundation; Virginia Department of Education; Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.; The JBG Companies; Alice Shaver Foundation; Robert & Natalie Mandel Family Fund; Dimick Foundation; GEICO; Rockwell Collins; Corina Higginson Trust; Nora Roberts Foundation; Venable Foundation; Toni A. Ritzenberg; Friends of Southwest D.C.; Anthony Lucas-Spindletop Foundation; Mark and Carol Hyman Fund; Edington, Peel & Associates; Jean Schiro-Zavela and Vance Zavela; and Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, Inc. Additional support for the program is provided by the U.S. Department of State.