Update

The rebuild has begun!

 

   

 

We wish to recognize the following partners for their financial and technical assistance with our rebuilding efforts:
 
the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture 
the National Park Service 
Donohoe Construction
JBG Smith

 

There is still a long road ahead of us. Will you help us #fillthegap? Learn more below.

 

The Fire

The Clean-Up

The Response from the Community and Rebuilding

How Can You Help?

 

The Fire

 

 

In the early morning hours of Friday, March 2, 2018, Adventure Theatre MTC endured an electrical fire at its theatre in historic Glen Echo Park above its office entrance lobby. There were no injuries and no personnel onsite. While the performance space didn’t sustain any damage, there has been over a $500,000 worth of damage to offices, costuming, and other equipment.

 

 

The Clean-Up

 

Clean-up crews put in hundreds of hours to assist with damage from the smoke and water, ripping up carpets, cleaning costumes, and purifying the air surrounding the performance space. Additionally, Adventure worked with several specialists and Glen Echo Park Partnership for the Arts and Culture to reset the fire system. While we were able to get our performance space up and running, the office staff are likely to be displaced for a significant period of time while the building is rebuilt both inside and out.

 

 

The Response from the Community
and Rebuilding

 

While we are able to continue to create theatre for young audiences among the ashes, the damage is significant.

 

The National Park Service, which owns the property and will conduct the exterior repairs. However, offices will need to be rebuilt and refurnished. Adventure Theatre MTC will have to replace equipment, flooring, tile, carpets, drywall, and several lighting systems. The theater’s insurance will cover part of the costs, but there will be a gap that the theater will need to cover.

 

The response from the community has been tremendous. The theatre community has rallied behind us and raised money on our behalf including Round House Theatre, Keegan Theatre, and First Draft.

 

   

 

We also wish to recognize the following partners for their financial and technical assistance with our rebuilding efforts:
 
the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture 
the National Park Service 
Donohoe Construction
JBG Smith

 

How Can you Help?

 

There are three ways you can help us right now.


1. Donate
We're looking for our 1,000 closest friends to donate $50.

 

2. Come see Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt
Now playing until June 3! The fire hasn’t stopped us, don't let the fire stop you from seeing this World Premiere show!

 

3. Spread the Word
The more people who know about our plight, the faster we recover.

 



 

 

 


 

 
 

In the Press

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Bethesda Magazine
DC Metro Theater Arts
MD Theatre Guide