The longest-running professional theatre for children and families in the DC region, Adventure Theatre has begun a brand new act: in 2012, it merged with Musical Theater Center, uniting award-winning children’s productions with high-quality musical theater education. Today, ATMTC enthralls 75,000 young people (and parents), cultivating the next generation of artists and life-long audience members. From Winnie the Pooh to A Little House Christmas, classic stories come to life on the Adventure MTC stage. After the show, audiences can peer behind the curtain during “meet the artists” events and post-show conversations. ATMTC Academy offers voice and dance classes, fully-realized productions (performed exclusively by youth actors), and student ensembles that tour the region. Thanks to a need-based scholarship program, classes are open and accessible to all. An active outreach program offers free and discounted tickets, free touring productions, in-school arts residency programs, and autism and sensory-friendly performances for children with disabilities. Theater is a great adventure, one that welcomes children of all backgrounds and interests. You can bring up the lights.