2020-2021 Season Cancelled

Kensington Arts Theatre has come to the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of our 2020-2021 season through May, including our spring musical Pippin. This was not an easy decision to make, but in the end we believe it is for the best. We miss creating and enjoying art with everyone and are looking forward to coming back strong for our 20th Anniversary season.


We have come to the difficult decision to cancel Matilda the Musical this fall. Our priority is the safety of cast, crew, and patrons and unfortunately at this time, we do not feel we can adequately tend to everyone’s safety and still present this show in the manner it deserves.

Of Mice and Men and Pippin will go on as planned. Thank you to everyone who signed up to audition for Matilda. We hope to be able to work with you again very soon.

Community Theatre Thrives

Thank you all so much for watching and donating. The telethon raised over $22,000! The link to donate will be available until the end of the week.

“We need theatre in our communities, and right now, community theatre needs us.”  Jolene Vettese, President of Reston Community Players

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, community theatre companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area will come together July 17-18 to raise crucial funds via a live-streamed telethon.  Fourteen community theatres from around the greater DC region will participate in the telethon, sharing performances and messages from their members with viewers.

Continue reading and see our cast

KAT’s COVID-19 Response (UPDATE)

Dear KAT Family and Friends:

It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the cancellation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None for this coming July. The Town of Kensington has closed the building through the summer months. We are hoping to remount the production in July 2021.

Thanks to everyone who invested their time and talents to this show.

Continue reading KAT’s COVID-19 Response (UPDATE)

2020-2021 Season Subscriptions; Director Announcements

Kensington Arts Theatre announces its NEW 2020-2021 season!

Fall 2020 – Roald Dahl’s Matilda, the Musical (Oct 30 – Nov 15)
Directed by John Nunemaker
Winter 2021 – Of Mice and Men (Feb 12 – 28)
Directed by Seth Ghitelman
Spring 2021 – Pippin (May 7 – 23)
Directed by Craig Pettinati

Audition information is available now. More will be posted soon. Individual show tickets will go on sale in June or July.

Season Packages are now available! Purchase today and get a great discount off individual show prices!

SWEENEY Special Guest

Thanks to Representative Nancy Pelosi for attending Sweeney Todd last night! Here she is with director Craig Pettinati

KAT Voted Best Community Theatre in the DC Metro Area by Readers for 2016!


Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the 2016 MD Theatre Guide readers’ poll. Over 10,000 votes were cast, and we were selected as the Best Community Theatre in the DC Metro Area. We are thrilled and honored to receive this accolade and promise that we will continue to create art that challenges presumptions and evokes questions about the world around us.

View all of the results at MD Theatre Guide’s website.