Arts for Young Audiences + Family Fun Days

Arts for Young Audiences is an important part of our family programming at the Atlas. Shows are dramatically unique. Each season,  Atlas features programming presented by DC area organizations specializing in programming for young people including bilingual shows, music,  puppetry, and Shakespeare. Generally, performances are designed for children ages 2-10 and are specified for each show. All patrons age 1 and above require a ticket. Family Fun Days are special programs offered during our annual Intersections Festival.



Intersections 2019

February 21 - March 3, 2019

The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is a performing arts festival that presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining. INTERSECTIONS is about presenting excellent art that inspires a connected community, engaged artists and audiences alike, and creates a vibrant neighborhood, city, and world. We are interested in unique perspectives and art that connects us to the many facets of our humanity.


Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall, and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in this unforgettable live theatre experience. Reimagined for this 10th anniversary performance, this audience favorite is sure to delight and inspire. Best for ages 1-5.

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“Instastory” explores how youth discover identity and purpose in a society obsessed with "likes" and "followers". During this full length showcase, students will share personal stories of struggle and triumph which reveal that the most defining "like" is the one they give themselves.

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Take your family on an interactive journey through Duke Ellington’s DC! From U Street and the Howard Theatre to Anacostia — Kids groove along with singers and a live jazz trio to discover how a local hero influenced the Harlem Renaissance, helped shape the cultural history of D.C., and became an international star.    

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