Traveling Players Ensemble - Great Theatre in the Great Outdoors


The Purple Bus Routes 2017

Traveling Players Ensemble is in residence at The Madeira School in McLean, VA. Daily transportation is provided from conveniently located pick-up/drop off points, including three metro stops.

The excitement of Traveling Players begins and ends on our signature purple buses, driven by trained commercial bus drivers (CDL) who are at least 21 years old. Each bus includes a bus counselor whose job it is to ensure a safe and fun ride by organizing games and bonding our community of teen performers.

Transportation is included in tuition.

You can see a map of all our bus routes here.



Lower Virginia Route

(Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Metro (orange line), Rt. 66, Vienna) – SEE MAP
  • 8:00/5:05 Bailey’s Crossroads – REI
  • 8:25/4:45 Yorktown HS
  • 8:40/4:30 West Falls Church Metro (orange line)

Upper Virginia Route

(Ashburn, Lowes Island, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Chantilly, Vienna, Oakton) – SEE MAP
  • 8:00/5:00 Joey’s Corner Cafe (behind Dulles Town Center–same place, new restaurant!)
  • 8:25/4:35 Reston’s Plaza America – Starbucks
  • 8:45/4:15 Wolf Trap

Washington, DC – McLean Route

(NW, Metro (red line), Chevy Chase, McLean) – SEE MAP
  • 8:00/5:00 Friendship Heights Metro
  • 8:40/4:30 McLean Shopping Center

Maryland Bus Route

(Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Metro (red line), Kensington, Rockville, Bethesda, Potomac) – SEE MAP
  • 8:00/5:30 Forest Glen Metro (red line)
  • 8:30/4:50 Pyle MS

Drop-Off/ PickUp

Campers may also be dropped off and picked up directly at Madeira, where they will be supervised by a staff member. Morning Drop-off is at 9:00 am. Afternoon pick-up is at 4:00.

**Our Transportation system may change, subject to demand.**

You can learn more about riding a purple bus here.