"There are very few life-changing organizations, but Traveling Players is one of them. The artistic growth I experienced at Traveling Players was tremendous, but the personal growth was even more valuable. Traveling Players pushed me to work harder than I ever have, and my instructors supported me every step of the way." 

Traveling Players Ensemble

Join one of the nation's top performing arts and theatre programs, specifically created for students in grades 2 - 12.  At Traveling Players, we offer a range of innovative summer camps and conservatories, alongside year-round acting classes and workshops.  Our programs are meticulously designed to ignite your child's imagination, nurturing their creative skills and bringing out the best in every performer – on stage and off. 

Our robust summer programs offer teenagers and pre-teens the unique opportunity to stage classical plays in enchanting outdoor amphitheaters. Students will receive outstanding theatrical training while creating life-long friendships and relishing the beauty of the great outdoors.  Our year-round acting classes and family-friendly plays focus on building artistic skills, all under the expert guidance of our team of professional theater artists.

For over 20 years, Traveling Players has been training teens & pre-teens in theatre.

Our Studio is in Tysons Corner Center (VA);  Sleepaway Camps & Conservatories are in Leesburg, VA.

Awarded for Theatre Arts Excellence

Over the years, Traveling Players Ensemble has been recognized and chosen for awards of excellence from the National Endowment of the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and ArtsFairfax.  These extraordinary awards recognize the Traveling Players as one of the nation's top summer programs, one of the state's premiere artistic institutions, and honor our theater programs for continual excellence in art education.

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Summer Schools in the Arts

In 2007 the NEA selected Traveling Players as one of the nation's top summer programs, recommending others follow our comprehensive and intensive curricula as a model.

Vital to the Cultural Life
of Virginia

Honored as one of the state's premiere artistic institutions, Traveling Players' students have performed at the Kennedy Center, Colonial Williamsburg, Lime Kiln, and national and state parks.

Arts Education
2021 Award Winner

Honored for our continual excellence in art education.  Our hallmark programs build life skills alongside theatrical skills, giving students confidence and a community that lasts a lifetime.

Traveling Players Programs: Small by Design

We limit our casts/classes to 13 student actors, then surround them with 2 or 3 directors, thereby ensuring each performer gets the personalized attention they need to grow and thrive. 

We craft age-appropriate programs that continually challenge our students.  The result: pride in their accomplishments, trust in their abilities, and confidence to tackle more in the future.
  • My son has been an individual in search of an artistic and intellectual home, and a young person in search of a community of peers and friends. He has found all of these things at Traveling Players.


  • Each year that our daughter has attended a Traveling Players program (3 summers and 2 winters), I have been so impressed not only by the wonderful and professional nature of the programs, but by the genuine camaraderie developed between the cast and the directors. No other program or experience has been more challenging or meaningful for my daughter. Thank you!


  • My growth as an actor was immediately evident when I returned to school. Several of my fellow student-actors approached me in amazement over my newfound acting abilities. When they asked me how I had improved so much, I realized that I was experiencing the result of a second summer spent with Traveling Players. I am positive that these abilities will assist me in the future whenever I need to make any form of presentation, analyze and examine literature, or apply my creativity to any purpose.



Contact Us

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P.O. Box 1315
Great Falls, VA 22066


Traveling Players Studio
Tysons Corner Center – DL01
1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons, VA 22102

Traveling Players Ensemble is funded in part by ArtsFairfax and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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