Glen Echo

The Baltzley Brothers established Glen Echo Park as a Chautauqua in an effort to promote the surrounding area in real estate development.  The town was incorporated in 1906 and notes as a successful amusement park.  The park is now operated by the National Park Service as an arts center.

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Clara Barton National Historic Site

Visit the house of the founder of the American Red Cross during the last 15 years of her life.

Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park was established in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly. Later the site became the area’s premier amusement…

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Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park is one of the DC area’s cultural treasures! Formerly an amusement park, now an arts and cultural…

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Two Trains Running


It's 1969 and change is in the air. But for Memphis, the owner of a rundown diner in a dying Pittsburgh neighborhood, the civil rights movement may be an impractical dream. Torn between whether to gamble on an urban-renewal buyout or sell his building to a predatory businessman, he finds himself caught between idealism and brutal reality. August Wilson's inspiring, humorous, and potent portrait of African-American life in the '60s tells the story of ordinary people at a turning point in history. "PowerfulThe drama surges with confidencea lively, probing show" - Washington Post. EXTENDED thru May 4!

Imagination Stage Winter/Spring Classes


We offer classes in drama, musical theatre, dance, and filmmaking for ages 1-18! Not only are we open 7 days a week, but we also have a 14-week session, as well as shorter 6-week classes to fit any schedule. Get into YOUR Imagination Stage!

Hansel & Gretel

Glen Echo

Humperdink's children's opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. The puppets, lights, music and effects, are all operated by Christopher Piper, who also performs all the live vocal characterizations. The production has long been a favorite of children and their parents, and is an excellent introduction to musical story for children. Show runs Mar. 27 " Apr. 27, 2014. Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Recommended: K " Grade 6. Running time: 40 min. Call our box office at (301) 634-5380.