Community Stage Connections

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.

Existing Venues

To book a performance, use our online booking form or this PDF to request an artist on our roster. Please fill out all the questions to your best ability, including information about which show you want if the artist has multiple shows.

We appreciate all the feedback we receive about the program so please filling out this online form or this PDF after your venue’s performance. 

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.

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.


Support this program by making your donation through Paypal, or by contacting our corporate offices at 202-783-3370.