The Community Stage Connections program has connected communities that have limited access to the arts with live arts experiences for nearly 30 years. We currently work with non-profit organizations that serve communities with limited resources and mobility. Working in collaboration with these venues, and a roster of participating performing artists, The National arranges easily transportable theatrical and musical performances free of charge for the residents and communities of these venues. With the help of a generous donor that has been supporting this program throughout its tenure, our artists are paid an honorarium for their work.
At The National Theatre, we deeply value the opportunity to to facilitate this meaningful program, and hope to continue doing so for years to come. If you’re interested in supporting us in growing the impact of our work through this program, please visit our donations page, and indicate that you’d like your gift to benefit this program.
We are grateful to work with an eclectic and diverse group of talented artists. View our current roster of participating artists.
Join Us as a Participating Artist
If you are a performer interested in applying to be considered as a Community Stage Connections artist, please complete an Community Stage Connections Artist Application and follow the instructions listed there to apply.
Join Us as a Participating Venue
If you are a non-profit organization in the DC area that provides services to individuals who, due to economic status, health, age, or mobility, are unable to experience the performing arts, you are eligible to join us as a new venue. If you are a new venue interested in hosting a Community Stage Connections performance at your facility, fill out an Community Stage Connections Venue Application.