“Sweeney Todd”







Dance Rehearsal



Fall Cabaret



“In The Heights!”



“Mamma Mia”



THANK YOU to all who attended our  show in person and virtually!!!  We had an amazing time sharing the magic of live theatre with you all! We will be announcing our 4th season of shows, along with the creative teams and audition dates, in early August — we can’t wait! 

Pippin pic pc: Hope Villanueva

Click here to check out our “PIPPIN” CAST and CREATIVE TEAM!

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Who We Are!


The Free Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3, student-run, tuition-free company for students in 9th-12th grade who are passionate about creating theater. Through our free Summer Intensives, students are trained to be leaders in the creative and production processes, so they may apply to, and take on, the positions of Director, Music Director, Choreographer, and Stage Manager, for our full-scale fall and spring musical productions. Students are supported by a team of mentors, all working professionals in DC/MD/VA theatre, who serve as resources and advisors throughout the year. Classes will be in person. Thanks to Best Medicine Rep Theatre for hosting us this summer! More details can be found by clicking HERE!


Advisory Board

 Pictures and Bios HERE!


The Free Theatre Non-Discrimination Policy: The Free Theatre shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, sex, race, color, background, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical, mental or sensory disability, matriculation, socio-economic status, political or religious opinion, or affiliation in any of its policies, procedures or practices.



As an actively antiracist organization, we are condemning, speaking up, and taking action against systemic racist practices and microaggressions in theatre and in the greater community.


* We are committed to diverse, color-conscious casting, and expansive hiring of BIPOC designers, board members and staff.


* We are learning from BIPOC leaders in the community about ways we can effectively usher change into our lives and communities.


* We are retooling our programs to engage in the work that needs to be done to amplify BIPOC voices and those of other marginalized communities.


* We are striving to be leaders in active antiracism, and we welcome and encourage your engagement.


* We have formed an internal committee to actively focus on becoming an antiracist theater company. BIPOC are represented and amplified in the fiber of our organization.







The Free Theatre is funded in part by generous contributions from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, The Nora Roberts Foundation, and the Maryland State Arts Council.