The company's educational programs have the same underlying philosophy, underscoring the cohesion the arts create and the possibilities for promoting understanding between diverse cultural groups.


The arts serve as an outlet for expression, not only of modern life's frustrations and anxieties, but also for the celebrations of the human experience. ETC believes that high standards are required for this undertaking, and that new generations of audiences and artists need hands-on arts education provided by professionals in the artistic disciplines.


Our educators not only serve as teachers, but act as role models for youth and upcoming artists. ETC increases access to and participation in high quality theatre programs at the community and professional level.


The mission of ETC is to unlock the potential of children and adults through immersion in theatre arts.


ETC changes lives through the arts by encouraging our four pillars in our students, and staff. 

Each class and program that ETC offers reflects these

'four C's.'





Educational Theatre Company (ETC) is a 501(c)3 arts education organization that has offered process-driven theatre arts programming for students ages 3 -103 since 1998.

All programming is based on ETC’s four pillars: Creativity, Confidence, Collaboration, and Community.

ETC's goal is to reach out to underserved communities in the Arlington, VA/DC Metro Area through high-quality theatre education.

  • Main Stage Residencies (original student-created plays & musicals)

  • After school classes, summer camps

  • Creative Age programming for senior citizens

  • Student-created film programming

  • Devising Hope for adults experiencing homelessness

  • Shakespeare in the Schools(SIS)

  • In-school workshops