Have a Question? Your Answer is Here! 

Learn more about Adventure Theatre MTC’s professional performances, class policies, hours of operations, and more.

Q: What are your hours of operations?

A: We want to hear from you! Due to the nature of theatre and after-school activities, hours vary. It is likely you will reach someone at Adventure during the hours below:

Business Hours:

  • Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Box Office Hours:

Box Office hours vary per day, but generally, you can reach someone in the Box Office during these hours. The Box Office is not open on national holidays when there is no production scheduled.

  • Mondays: Limited to one hour prior to Monday performances.
  • Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m . – 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sundays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Registrar Hours:

  • Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For tickets/general information, visit www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Academy Email: registrar@adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Theatre Email: boxoffice@adventuretheatre-mtc.org

General Information Email: info@adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Call Box Office/Main: 301.634.2270

Call Academy: 301.251.5766

Q: How can I stay on-top of what’s happening at Adventure Theatre MTC?

A: So glad you’re interested! Join our email list here.

Q: Where is your building located?

A: ATMTC has two locations. Please make sure to double check the location where your program will take place.

Location 1 – The Theatre: 

  • Adventure Theatre MTC
  • 7300 MacArthur Blvd.
  • Glen Echo, MD 20812
  • Box Office/Main Phone: 301.634.2270

Professional Productions and our Elementary Summer Camp are held at this location.

Location 2 – The Academy: 

  • Adventure Theatre MTC
  • 837-D Rockville Pike
  • Rockville, MD 20852
  • Academy Phone: 301.251.5766

ATMTC Academy programming is primarily held at this location.

Occasionally, our Student Productions, Professional Productions and Academy offerings may happen at other venues in the DC Metro Area.

Q: Where can I park?

A: There is Free parking in both locations!.

Location 1 – The Theatre Parking is shared with Glen Echo Park. Please put Oxford Road, Glen Echo into your GPS for the correct location. (Note: the MacArthur Blvd lot is by permit only)

Location 2 – The Academy is located in a shopping complex with free parking in front of our building.

Q: Can I get there by Public Transit?

A: Of Course!

Location 1 – The Theatre is accessible by a short trip on Ride On Bus #29 from WMATA’s Bethesda Metro (excluding Sat. And Sun.) or Friendship Height Metro Station.


Location 2 – The Academy is a short walk Rockville Metro Station or a by a short trip on the Ride On Bus #46 towards Medical Center from WMATA’s Rockville Station.


For more information, including driving directions, bus routes and, Metro info, click here.


Q: If your theatre is located in a park, is the theatre indoors? Do you have A/C and heat?

A: The theatre is an indoor theatre that does have temperature control.


Q: Do you program in other locations?

A: Yes, we like to get out from time to time. We offer classes and occasionally performances in partnership with several locations in the DC region. 


Q: Is your facility available for rental?

A: Yes it is, but with very limited availability due to our own programming. Find out more on our Rentals page.


Q: Does ATMTC have Birthday Party rentals?

A: Yes, we love cake as much as anyone Find out how at our Birthday Party page.


Q: We have a great cause.  Will ATMTC make donations to silent auctions?

A: There are so many great charities in our area, we do what we can. ATMTC considers all donation requests, but due to the number of requests, we have a cap on donations each year. 


Please submit your request at least 3 months in advance to info@adventuretheatre-mtc.org or send paper mail to the Glen Echo address (Location 1) listed. Include the date of your event, a contact person, and an explanation of what or who the event benefits.


Q: I donated to Glen Echo Park, and my taxes pay for the National Park Service. Why do you need donations?

A: ATMTC is an independent 501©3 and receives no direct support from Glen Echo Park or the National Park Service.


In addition, ATMTC strives to keep ticket prices and tuition accessible to everyone.  Our list prices are 40% below the costs of creating our great programming.  Only with gifts from Individuals like you can we sustain our programming.



The Theater & Performance FAQ


Q: How can I buy tickets?

A: Tickets may be purchased online or by phone at 301.634.2270.


Q: Can I purchase a subscription?

A: We can do you one better. For our repeat customers, Adventure Theatre offers a Flexpass which provides a significant discount that can be used on all Productions. You may schedule your Flexpass tickets like a subscription or you may book your tickets as you need them.


To optimize your Flexpass experience, you must schedule your shows during office hours and should plan ahead for popular dates/times.


Q: How can I tell if a show is appropriate for my child?

A: Our professional productions are for children of all ages (0-99)! If your child can sit through a half-hour TV show, they can generally sit through one of our productions.


On certain productions, we will publish a recommended age based on the reading level of the associated book or the popular age that is associated with that story.


Q: How long are your shows?

A: Our Professional Productions generally last approximately 1 hour. Student Productions may last longer.


Q: What happens if I can’t make the performance? Can I exchange my tickets or get a refund?

A: Tickets may be exchanged for another performance of the same title up to 48 hours (two-business days) before the performance you are scheduled to attend. Exchanges are based upon availability and may be subject to a fee. ATMTC does not offer credits for missed performances. There are no refunds.


Q: What if the show is canceled?

A: ATMTC will notify you if there is a cancellation. Adventure Theatre will do everything possible to exchange you into a performance that suits your schedule. There are no refunds due to Acts of God or bad weather situations. You may donate your tickets to Adventure Theatre MTC if no future date suits your family’s schedule.


Q: Do the patrons get to meet the actors after the show?

A: It’s one of the best parts of Adventure Theatre. On the weekends, the actors in the Professional Productions will generally greet patrons after the performance. ATMTC cannot guarantee the availability of the actors on any given day.


Q: What happens if I am late for a performance?

A: ATMTC understands that sometimes lateness is unavoidable. Each show varies in its ability to late seat. ATMTC Staff will do its best to accommodate any patrons who are late, but it may be recommended that you exchange to a different performance.


Q: I see it says “Sold Out” on your website, would tickets still be available at the door?

A: Great question! Once the show is completely sold out, ATMTC will offer Standby tickets to patrons who are interested. These are available for patrons one hour prior to the scheduled start time for Patrons on-site.


Q: What are “standby” tickets?

A: Due the nature of bench seating, our house may be able to accommodate more people. We are happy to welcome your family to join us for the performance that works for you, and ask you to wait until the ticketed patrons have been seated. We will assess the house and offer you the opportunity to purchase tickets at that time. Standby seating is not guaranteed. There is a possibility your family will be seated on the stairs. Call 301.634.2270 if you have additional questions.


Q: Does “children’s theatre” mean child actors performing for children?

A: Our professional productions are all professional actors. Generally adult actors performing children’s stories. Occasionally, when a script calls for “age appropriate casting” ATMTC will consider child actors for our Professional Productions.


Student Productions are all young actors. Visit our Student Auditions pages for more information about signing up.


Q: Where do you find your actors for performances?

A: The actors in our Professional Productions are professionals working in the DC region. All of our performers go through an extensive audition/selection process and are cast at the sole discretion of ATMTC staff and artists. 


Q: Are you the company that puts on puppet shows?

A: They’re our neighbor and good friends. Adventure Theatre MTC focuses on live theatrical performances with professional actors.


Q: How many people can your theatre accommodate?

A: The theatre in Glen Echo Park accommodates approximately 165 patrons with general seating. This theatre has an intimate arena style seating with padded benches. Patrons are no more than eight (8) rows away from the stage making every seat in the house a good one. At times, the front row center section is reserved for “birthday party guests” who pay an additional fee.


Q: Do you have group discounts?

A: Of course. The more the merrier. Adventure offers student matinee discounts, group or association discounts, and birthday party discounts.


Q: What happens when I miss a performance?

A: We are sorry, but tickets for missed performances are not exchangeable or refundable.


Q: Can I get a refund for unused tickets?

A: Tickets are non-refundable, but feel free to turn them in to the box office before the performance. If we can resell your unused tickets, the value can be considered a charitable gift to ATMTC.


Q: How do I redeem a coupon, voucher, pass book ticket or auction item?

A: To redeem your item call, 301.634.2270


Q: How far in advance should I order my tickets?

A: Typically, our most popular days are Sundays and our most popular time is 11am. If you are interested in either, we recommend you purchase well in advance. It may be possible to purchase 2pm or 4:30pm tickets at the box office the day of the performance. 


Q: Who do I call if I have other Ticketing questions?

A: Our Box Office can be reached at 301.634.2270.


Q: Does my child who just turned one require a purchased ticket?

A: Everyone who enters the theatre requires a ticket regardless of age.


Q: How do I know if my child will like a show?

A: Our Professional Productions are based on popular stories (books, films, songs and poems) that your child may already know. If you are unsure, just call our box office to discuss the material and how best to prepare for the show.


Q: What if my young child gets scared and starts to cry?

A: ATMTC provides a safe space for kids to express themselves during the show. It does happen from time to time, that a child gets scared and needs some time to adjust. 


You can bring your child out into the lobby which is equipped with a HD TV monitor that allows you and your child to continue to watch the play. There is also a quiet room if children requires additional downtime.


Q: It’s my first time, what should I wear? What should I expect?

A: Overall, you can wear what you would wear to go to the movies (shirt and shoes required). Costumes related to the show are welcome but NOT required. 


Q: My child needs a snack, where can they eat it?

A: If your child requires a snack, you may bring them out to the lobby. To keep the space safe and clean for all our patrons, we do not allow food in the theatre.



The Academy FAQ (Classes, Camps, Workshops, Etc.)


More information is covered in our Class Policy page.


Q: How do I register my child for camps, classes, student productions and workshops?

A: Registering your child can be done online through ATMTC’s website, walk-in (prior to the first day of class), or phone. ATMTC’s Academy does not accept registrations by fax or mail. Students are enrolled upon receipt of registration form and payment. You will receive registration confirmation via email. No further notification will be given unless a class is filled or cancelled.


Q: Does my child need to have prior drama experience?

A: All ATMTC Academy programs are open to everyone, including those without prior experience (With the exception of the the Pre-Professional Company) For certain programs, children will be leveled according to their experience on the first day.


Q: What if I just want to try a class?

A: Many of our programs have a bring a pre-scheduled bring a friend day.  In general, we recommend you jump in with both feet into the appropriate class.  Contact us for more information about the best fit for your child.


Q: Is there a performance at the end of the session?

A: All Academy programming emphasizes the process of theatre over the product, ATMTC offers final sharings, recitals, or performances. Some performances require ticketing. Please check the website for more information.