2016 Wolf Trap's Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Summer Theater at Wolf Trap National Park

Photo © Nathan Adams

From late June through early August, Wolf Trap National Park presents its Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, a series of family-friendly shows including kindie rock, Latin, Afro-Caribbean, country, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and pop-rock, as well as Irish dance, ballet, puppetry, and musical theatre. The shows are performed in an outdoor setting amidst 117 rolling wooded acres and nestled in a shady grove.

Theatre-in-the-Woods will feature one performance per day, Tuesdays – Saturdays at 10:30 am. Most performances are recommended for children ages 4 and up.

Patrons are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the show.


Ticket prices range from $8 to $12 and children under two are free. Tickets are available online. Advanced purchase is recommended as performances do sell out. If available, tickets may be purchased the day of the performance at the footbridge with exact change, check, or credit card.

2016 Performance Schedule

June 21 - Lisa Loeb

June 22 - David Engel - Pirate School!

June 23 - Up in Arms - Monster Intelligence

June 24-25 Josh & the Jamtones

June 28 - SOLE Defined

June 29 - 123 Andres - A Lain music celebration

June 30 - Furia Flemnca Dance Company - El Arte de Flemento

July 1-2 - Dinorock - Dinosaurs Forever!

July 5 - Srendib Dance Company - A Single Cycle of the Sun

July 6 - Secret Agent 23 Skiddoo

July 7 - Red Yarn - The Deep Woods

July 8-9 - Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizzards

July 12-13 - Hudson Vagabond Puppets - Mammoth Follies

July 14 - Mister G - Bilingual Dance Fiesta for the Whole Family

July 15-16 - Story Pirates - Greatist Hits

July 19 - Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights

July 20-21 - Mr. Molecule - Bing, Bang, Boom! Since Show

July 22-23 - Pushcart Players - Peter & the Wolf 

July 26-27  - The Not-its!

July 28 - Soul in Motion - Reflecting Africa

July 29-30 - Maryland Youth Ballet - Caroline Goes to the Circus

August 2 - National Symphony Orchestra - NSO Teddy Bear Concerts; The String Thing

August 3-4 - FLY Dance Company

August 5-6 - Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could

Wolf Trap National Park is located at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia, about 20 minutes from Washington, DC, just off the Dulles Toll Road.