Learn more about The National’s three free programs that provide our Washington area communities with access to the performing arts:
Community Stage Connections
The Community Stage Connections program collaborates with partner organizations to facilitate performing arts experiences for communities in the DMV area who face physical and financial barriers to accessing theatre. This program has provided performances for over 30 years, and with the help of a generous donor that has been supporting this program throughout its tenure, our artists are paid an honorarium for their work.
Saturday Morning Live! At The National
For over 45 years Saturday Morning Live! At The National has provided children aged 3-6 and their families free, educational theatre performances designed to foster an awareness and appreciation for the performing arts. Interactive performances, puppets, dance, and music encourage children to look outside their communities and discover a world of wonder.
Teens Behind the Scenes
Teens Behind the Scenes educates and inspires racially and socio-economically diverse high school students in the DC metro area by providing free access to touring Broadway shows, facilitating post-show discussions, and introducing students to performing arts careers.