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Great community theater!

Have seen many plays and musicals and other entertainments at the Alden. Wonderful to have a... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
McLean, Virginia
A Local Favorite

We are spoiled having this in our backyard. It's a smallish theater that hosts plays, musical... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
William W
McLean, Virginia
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21 Dec 2017
“Great community theater!”
9 Nov 2017
“A Local Favorite”
The intimate Alden Theatre has near-perfect acoustics and a welcoming environment that will make you feel at home. Our Professional Artist Series features nationally and internationally known artists from the worlds of music, dance and theatre...more
1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA 22101-2817
+1 703-790-9223
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Have seen many plays and musicals and other entertainments at the Alden. Wonderful to have a theater that hosts and puts on quality productions practically within walking distance of home.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We are spoiled having this in our backyard. It's a smallish theater that hosts plays, musical events, comedy, children's shows, and dance. Parking is abundant. We've been here for many shows and always enjoy the cozy community theater open to all. A restaurant is less...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank William W
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Comfortable seats, good visibility and sound, plenty of parking. Theatre holds about 500 patrons and hosts a variety of programs including free concerts, satirical revues, traveling drama companies, and local productions.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is one of the best local community theaters I have ever lived near. They offer great movies for all ages, great and different kinds of theater for all ages and sometimes even have well known names entertaining the audience. This theater has an art...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank ACKGAL18
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We have attended several shows at the Alden. Always a great production and a good price. Easy access and easy parking. Recently we saw "Footloose" and the cast was excellent. They are closing in the spring of 2017 for remodeling, but should have another location...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Anne Z
Reviewed 29 June 2016

For McLean residences the Alden theatre is a wonderful local community theatre. The performances I have seen have been very good, many outstanding and the cost very reasonable. Can't beat the parking either, free and easy.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Woody R
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We've been so delighted with the quality of the musical shows produced. 1776 and Jesus Christ Superstar were just excellent, to name just the last two. The Alden is a lovely venue, comfortable, small, well kept, unobstructed, great sound system, etc. Yeah, a best kept...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Henry H
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This is the McLean Community Theater. It is a multi-use venue with the featured event being plays produced by the McLean Community Theater Group. I have attended several plays there and have never been disappointed. Musicals seem to dominate and I am always surprised at...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank TompMcLeanVA
Reviewed 23 March 2014

This theater has fantastic acoustics and good sight lines. There is generally original art to peruse in the gallery before the show. Staff is pleasant. Rows are long so if you get there late you will be climbing over people. It's a real gem.

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank getaround28970
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Small, charming theater located in McLean hosts excellent, varied theatrical, concert, and dance productions at reasonable prices.

Date of experience: October 2013
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