Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Things To Do

Most of the activity in the park is centered around performances at the Filene Center and the Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods. 

Tickets are now on sale for most performances. Visitors can buy tickets a temporary Box Office located near the Ovations Restaurant while construction continues at the new Main Gate.

Performances at the Filene Center run from late May through mid-September and the Children's Theatre offers performances from late June through mid-August.

Summer Ranger Programs

Join a park ranger for an interpretive program about the arts, the park, or nature.

Two different Ranger Programs are offered at 12:15 pm and 12:30 pm, every Tuesday through Saturday* during our Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods season. Programs meet at the footbridge near the Children's Theatre and are about 20 minutes in length. Check the information board at the footbridge to find out which Ranger Program is available.

Programs are free and recommended for kids five and older.

*Ranger programs are canceled if the day has been determined to have "Code Red" Air Quality.

Filene Center Activities

Before a performance at the Filene Center, there are lots of opportunities for recreation throughout the park.

* Pre-Performance Previews are free lectures or demonstrations before the show.
* Picnic opportunities abound.
* Concessions are available.
* Go for a walk in the park.

Guided Tours

Stand on a world-class stage, learn how a theater runs, and get a sneak peek at where the stars get ready on one of Wolf Trap's Backstage Tours.

Winter/Spring 2008 Public Backstage Tour Schedule
December 29
January 11
January 12
February 23
March 15
April 19

Check back for additional tour dates in Fall 2008.

Backstage tours begin at 11 am and are one hour. Please call (703) 255-1893 for directions, parking information and starting location.  

Group Tours
Scouts and school groups, please call (703) 255-1893 to schedule a tour for your group.