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Olney Outdoors is also home for kids of all ages including a Disney Sing-A-Long (August 29), three weekends of PNC Presents: Paper Dreams from Imagination Stage (July 31 - August 15), Rick Spacey: Space Detective, a sensory-friendly show from Only Make Believe Theatre (August 21), and podcaster/theatre-maker Melissa Victor's Stoopkid Stories (August 28).

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
Stoopkid Stories

Performances at 10:00 am & 12:00 pm
Best for age 5 and up
Cost: $12

Sunday, August 29, 2021
Disney Sing Along

Performances at 10:00 am & 12:00 pm
Best for ages 3 and up
Cost: $12


Past Events

Saturdays and Sundays, July 31 - August 15, 2021
PNC Presents Imagination Stage's Paper Dreams
Performances at 10:00 am & 12:00 pm
Free  |  Best for ages 1- 7

Saturday, August 21, 2021
Rick Spacey: Space Detective

Presented by Only Make Believe Theatre
Sensory Friendly Performances for ages 5-11
10:00 am & 12:00 pm
Cost: $12

2021-2022 Season
Part of the 2021-2022 Season
  • Saturday, August 28 at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm

    Stoopkid Stories

    Best for age 5 and up
    Cost: $12

    Stoopkid Stories is a compilation of fun, and exciting stories. You follow 7 young Black characters every episode, as they face a new adventure and will have to overcome different obstacles dealing with their friends, family, school and community. Each story has a lesson and will hopefully spark conversations in households, schools and playgrounds all over the world. Shows at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.

  • Melissa Victor

    Stoopkid Stories

Health and Safety

Olney Theatre Center is following CDC and local guidelines. Masks will be worn at all times by staff. Mask wearing is encouraged for outdoor performances. All patrons must wear a mask when indoors regardless of vaccination status. Please visit our Health and Safety page to learn more about the procedures OTC has in place.

Past Programs

  • Saturdays and Sundays, July 31 - August 15, 2021

    PNC Presents Imagination Stage's Paper Dreams

    Written and directed by Claudia Moreso, Mons Dansa Dance Company (Barcelona, Spain) 
    Remount directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer
    Best for Ages 1-7

    Imagination Stage's charming and dreamy dance-based performance imagines two delightful friends who live inside a wastepaper basket! Together they discover what imaginative ideas might unfold from a crumpled piece of paper. Maybe mistakes are okay--perhaps they can inspire our greatest ideas. DC Metro Theatre Arts calls Paper Dreams “an enchanting production that...educates and entertains and sparks inquiry into the creative process for young and old alike.”

  • The Guru and Students of Swaralaya School of Music Present: Stories of Nature & Faith through the Hindu Pantheon

    Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 10:00 am

    The Guru and Students of Swaralaya School of Music Present: Stories of Nature & Faith through the Hindu Pantheon

    Hindustani classical music is one of two schools of music found in India, and thrives predominantly in the northern parts of the country. This form of music places a great emphasis on improvisation and elaboration within the framework of a raga, a system of melodic patterns, and taals, a rhythmic pattern of beats. Hindustani vocalists are typically accompanied by the harmonium, or a reed organ, the tanpura, which provides a harmonic drone, and the tabla, or a percussion instrument. 

    Shashi Nanda is a classical Indian vocalist and teacher in the DMV area. She was first introduced to music by her mother, Mrs. Kasturi Ranganathan, and later went on to learn Hindustani classical singing from both Mrs. Madhur Mathur as well as Dr. Shyamala G. Bhave. Mrs. Nanda holds an advanced diploma from Indira Kala Sangeeth Vishwavidyalaya, a reputed institution of classical music, located in Chattisgarh, India. As a teacher and the director of Swaralaya School of Music, Shashi Nanda aims to pass on her love for music and her culture to future generations of South Asian youth. Her students have gone on to perform on reputed stages both domestically and internationally.

  • Saturday, August 21 at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm

    Rick Spacey: Space Detective

    Presented by Only Make Believe
    Sensory Friendly Shows for ages 5-11
    Cost: $12

    The Great Frump has lost his golden key,
    That unlocks all the kingdom’s currency!
    The citizen want their money;
    To them this lost is not that funny.
    So, to help save the day
    Rick Spacey, Space Detective, is summoned right away!
    But will he find this all important golden key
    By searching strange planets and distant galaxies?

  • Only Make Believe

    About Only Make Believe

    Only Make Believe (OMB) creates interactive theatre with children in hospitals, schools, and care-facilities. Inspiring joy and imagination, our professional actors engage children with medically fragile conditions and developmental disabilities, fostering social and emotional growth.

Theatre for Young Audiences

July 25 - August 29 2021

Box Office: 301.924.3400

Open Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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