Little Theatre Of Alexandria

600 Wolfe Street
703-683-5778

History:        
Founded in 1934, the Little Theatre of Alexandria began as a small play-reading group in Old Town Alexandria under the Presidency of Miss Mary Lindsey. Full productions ensued, and in 1939 the group bought a rickety former blacksmith's shop located in Ramsey Alley, between Lee and Fairfax streets, for rehearsal space and construction of sets and costumes. Since 1934, the theatre has mounted over 300 productions.

Early productions were held upstairs at Gadsby's Tavern and recreated life in the eighteenth century, right down to the visit of President and Mrs. Washington journeying from their Mount Vernon home. Over the years, audience members included a veritable "Who's Who" of Washington. President Harry S. Truman attended on more than one occasion, and notes say that Lynda Bird Johnson even participated as a serving wench! In June 2001, President George W. Bush made LTA his first Washington-area theatrical outing when he came to see his sister-in-law perform in Neil Simon's Proposals.


Reviews

Chris Cafferky

Rating:
Friday, May 11, 2018
My wife and I saw Harvey last night. Haven't laughed like that in a long time. Can't wait for next season. Fantastiks, JC Superstar...we will be back.

Alex B.

Rating:
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
Wow! A great venue to watch live actors in historic Old Town, Alexandria. Not a bad seat in the theater. Good shows, local actors and the price per ticket is worth it.

Dinah Williams

Rating:
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
Great performance. It was extremely warm inside. Although they have a small stage they make it work. Seats are comfortable and view of stage is decent even if you're in the last row.

Jan Tucci

Rating:
Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017
I went here to see a performance by by granddaughter, so of course, I loved it. This is a very nice community theater that offers summer camps and courses for kids. It is well organized and all the children seemed to love being there. The adults in charge have an excellent grasp on things (I am a teacher) and seem to really enjoy being with the kids. For anyone in the D.C. area looking for a good drama camp for kids, this is a great choice.

Freida LaChapelle

Rating:
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
The Theatre may be small but the productions are wonderful from the performers to the stage settings. Unforgettable shows!