Arts on the Horizon
Arts on the Horizon was founded as a non-profit theatre with a specific focus of providing performances and education programs for the very young. We are the first company in the United States to focus exclusively on producing theatre for children ages 0-6.
Arts on the Horizon, founded in 2010, is a non-profit theatre with a specific focus of providing performances and education programs for the very young. Our performances are designed to take place in an intimate setting where children not only feel comfortable to learn and explore, but are also an integral part of the performance. We have the utmost respect for children and want what may be their first theatrical performance to entertain them, challenge them, spark creativity and enhance the imaginative play in which many children this age engage. Since 2011, our productions have performed in a variety of venues in Northern Virginia, as well as on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage and at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC. In addition to our performances, we also offer education programs which provide targeted exploration of themes and ideas in order to help children enhance their language development, socialization, and fine and gross motor skills; all within a meaningful, nurturing environment where children can develop their sense of self and increase their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. We strive
- For excellence and innovation in theatre for the very young.
- To produce and present high-quality theatre for young audiences and their families.
- To focus on clear and accessible storytelling.
- The arts play an important role in the life of a child, and the results can be seen through the development of their critical thinking skills, self-confidence, and independence.
- In arts education, and our need as a society to develop and foster the creativity of children. That practical experience is just as important as exposure to arts in the development of a child's overall education.
- To partner with schools in Northern Virginia, as well as local businesses and organizations in the DC metro area, in order to expose more young people to theatre.
- To provide arts training programs for young people not only in-front of the curtain, but behind the curtain as well.