The Galli Theater has been bringing the excitement and magic of fairytales to children for more than 25 years.
Each year, the Galli Theater produces 9-10 modern and innovative adaptations of fairy tales that entertain children and teach them valuable life lessons. The plays and productions are interactive allowing the entire audience to be a part of the creative experience.
Children can experience interactive fairytales at the Galli Theater on stage or from the audience… the choice is theirs! Get your tickets for an eye-opening and illuminating improv journey your child will treasure forever!
Performances every Sat & Sun at 2pm at 347 West 36th Street
At Galli Theater we aim to spread joy to our audiences. Our fairy tale adaptations, written by award-winning playwright and philosopher Johannes Galli, are at once humorous, exciting, and philosophical, but never grim! Our actors engage the children to come on stage and interact with them. Children never have to sit quietly at the Galli Theater!
After Show Workshops
Every Saturday after our performance!
It’s the show, after the show!
Your children take the stage! In this 40 minute workshop your children will participate in warm up and drama games with one of our actors. They will then get to put on their own version of the show they have just seen! This is a perfect introduction for new performers or are just a little curious about being on stage themselves. So come and spend the afternoon with us!
$15 per child / $10 for siblings
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Parents and Families at Galli Theater
A Show and A Party
Experience the magic of live theater for your special event!
All parties are suitable for girls and boys!
Birthday Party Packages
The Favorite – A Show & A Party!
Choose your favorite fairytale from our repertoire for your private Galli Theater Fairytale Show for your child and his/her friends. All shows at Galli Theater are interactive! Kids get to join the actors on stage and are asked to give the characters hints what to do in crucial moments. Complete the show with the characters singing Happy Birthday and take pictures with your favorite fairy tale characters. All ages.
The Exclusive – Galli’s Extravaganza Party
This party is an extravaganza version of “A Show & A Party”. The kids get to experience a theater extravaganza they will never forget. All ages. This package includes:
- One of Galli’s favorite fairytale shows
- Exclusive meet and greet with the actors for the birthday child before the show
- Talent Show with awards presentation
- Extravaganza balloons and party decorations all in your child’s favorite colors
- A fairytale themed welcome present as well as party favors for each child
- An exclusively decorated birthday cake for the kids AND family
- Exclusive personalized autograph card for each child
The Unique – ‘Be The Star That You Are’ Workshop Party!
Your birthday child and his/her friends get to star in their own fairytale production! The kids take part in a theater workshop during which they devise their own show. Two Galli teaching artists prepare the children to bring their magic show to life complete with dressing up for a performance for parents and guests. For children 6 years and up.
The Creative – Storyacting & A Party!
A private Galli Theater Storyacting performance with one Galli actor interpreting the story and integrating children in the show. A truly interactive experience for children! Choose your favorite fairy tale! All ages.
A Party at Your Place!
With our extensive experience performing in schools and hospitals the Galli actors are masters of the traveling theater. We come to your home and bring live theater magic to your living room. Get in touch and we’ll figure out the perfect program to enchant your kids! All ages.
Weekday mornings or afternoons by appointment.
Saturdays at 11am Sundays at 11am or 3:30pm
All parties at the Galli Theater last 2 hours. Duration of parties at home depend on the arrangements made (1-2 hours). The theater seats max. 50 children plus parents (120 total). Birthday child is free. You can arrange to bring your own food.Please inquire about your favorite date and package deal.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2zaMGh3bNo%5D
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Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland is a children’s theater company offering year-round productions of modern and classic plays. The organization also offers classes in drama, acting, dance musical theatre, and filmmaking for children of all ages. Summer theatre camps give campers the opportunity to take part in a full production of a musical or play.
Imagination Stage is the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary theatre arts organization for young people in the Mid-Atlantic region. We offer a year-round season of professional shows (adult actors performing for families and classes), after-school programs and summer camps for ages 1-18, and arts-integration professional development training for teachers, students, schools, and families. All of our programs are informed by our core belief in making the arts inclusive and accessible to all children, regardless of their physical, cognitive, or financial status.
‘Rapunzel’ at Imagination Stage
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Groups & Parties
Whether a group of friends or family, a birthday, a social occasion or a fundraiser–a trip to Imagination Stage is guaranteed to delight everyone!
Imagination Stage makes bringing a group easy and fun!
- Split Payment–Hold a seat block with a deposit and pay the balance when you have your final headcount.
- Group Reservation Code–Pick a performance and we’ll give your group members a discount code to purchase their own seats at their leisure.
- Backstage Tours–Add-on a tour after most 4 p.m. performances. Tours cover our costume shop, scene shop, lighting and sound booth, and more!
- Grab a bite–Groups can eat at our on-site Just Imagine Cafe, check out Hard Times Café right across the street, or try one of the numerous ‘Woodmont Triangle’ restaurants in easy walking distance of our theatre!
- Don’t forget about Meet-the-Actors in our lobby after every 1:30 and 4:00 weekend show, and fun and creative souvenirs in our Gift Shop!
Prices for our Lerner Family Theatre
|Groups of 10-49||20% off|
|Groups of 50-99||30% off|
|Groups of 100+||40% off|
|Buy-Out (372 seats)||$4,500 (includes rental of our gallery space)|
|Imagination Stage is working hard to keep your ticket price low. We have kept our facility fee at 7% of your total order for online or phone sales. (*Please note that orders of 10+ are not available online.)|
Dramatically increase your fundraising by purchasing a block of tickets (or the whole theatre!) for a weekend day or evening show as a fundraiser for your organization. We provide a volume discount (cost as low as $9 per ticket) and you sell the tickets at a premium to your event attendees. It is both wonderful family fun and highly successful.
Are you a Group that just wants tickets?
Contact the box office | 301-280-1660, daily 10 am- 5 pm | firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about Group Options, Scouts or Fundraisers?
Contact our Group Sales office | 301-280-1664 | email@example.com
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My First Imagination Stage is our Early Childhood program that focuses on children aged 1-5, providing fun and developmentally exciting experiences through classes and live performances. Play is serious fun for the very young.
You And Me (Ages 12-36 months) Be the flower while your child becomes the butterfly! These caregiver and child classes use props and materials to stimulate the senses and promote your child’s development of social and motor skills.Register Online
My Friends And Me (Ages 3–5) Older children are ready to play on their own! Students play together, develop relationships, and enter the world of make believe. Through the use of music, movement and dramatic play, these classes ignite your child’s imagination while flexing his or her problem-solving, language, and physical skills.
We invite you and your child to bring your favorite stories to life through dramatic play activities, movement, music, and visual art. Each session you leave with a completed craft, as well as a Parent Pack to extend the experience at home. These popular workshops are themed around beloved children’s books. Best for ages 1-3.*
Schedule Varies – $10 per person, Register Online or call the Box Office at 301-280-1660 Saturday Song Circle
You and your child are invited to a fun, interactive musical experience! An Early Childhood Teaching Artist (playing a ukulele!) explores a popular children’s book with your family through song and musical instruments, and you will receive a list of all the songs to practice at home. Best for ages 1 month-3 years.*
*Though these workshops are recommended up to age 3, we know your 4 & 5 year-old children will enjoy them, too!
The My First Imagination Stage theatre series offers intimate, interactive performances designed for the very young in our Reeve Theatre. Tickets are on sale online, or at our Box Office (301-280-1660).
From Here to There October 25–November 24, 2013. Two friends build bridges from cardboard boxes and use rhythm and vocal play to create a catchy tune. It’s like jumping inside the world of a child’s imagination! Performances are followed by a “free play” session, allowing the audience to explore some of the props! Ages 2-5.
ASL-interpreted show 11/9 at 11:15.
Try our From Here to There Activity Guide!
Aquarium December 17, 2013–January 26, 2014. With gentle music, beautiful puppets, and props, Jack and Calypso lead children and caregivers to a magical, interactive world where giant jellyfish fly through the air, sheep graze in the grass, and lemons create the sun in a “let’s pretend” sky. Ages 1-5.
ASL-interpreted show 1/11 at 11:15.
Inside Out March 1–April 6, 2014. It’s bedtime! But, instead of getting ready for bed, two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! While playing dress-up, a glove becomes a dancing fish, a shirt becomes a fantastical creature, and a sock dance rocks the closet! In this interactive show, discover the joy of turning things inside out. Performances include a “free play” session, allowing the audience to explore some items used in the show. Ages 1-5.
ASL-interpreted show 3/15 at 11:15.
Mouse on the Move June 28-August 10, 2014 Nellie and Amelia are two adventurous mice ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole. They decide to go to the moon, since it is cat-free and made entirely of delicious, mouth-watering cheese (so they have heard). In this interactive play, there are many opportunities for audience participation. Join us as we all try to reach beyond the stars. Ages 1-5.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsDLx4naq10%5D