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Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA 22101-2817
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The intimate Alden Theatre has near-perfect acoustics and a welcoming...

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. Introduce your child to the arts through our McLean Kids Performance Series or Jammin’ Juniors concerts in McLean Central Park. Travel to far off lands with our Travel and Adventure Film Series. There’s something for everyone to see and to enjoy.

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Fine Theatre Venue in the Center of McLean

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... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Karen B
McLean, Virginia
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McLean, Virginia
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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.

1 Thank Karen B
McLean, Virginia
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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 museum and offers classes, too. It is a beautiful venue, wheel chair accessible.

Thank ACKGAL18
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Reviewed 25 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 to accommodate their productions until its reopened. They offer several shows for younger children.

Thank Anne Z
McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed 30 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.

Thank Woody R
McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed 28 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 secret.

Thank Henry H
McLean VA
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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 the high quality voices that appear. I most recently attended a renewal of GUYS AND... More 

Thank TompMcLeanVA
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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.

Thank getaround28970
McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

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

1 Thank Andrew S
McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Alden Theatre provides a variety of shows for all ages. Prices are very reasonable and discounted for McLean residents.

Thank Sandy R
McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

The community is fortunate to have Alden Theatre as a center for the performing arts. While the quality of its performances varies from skilled amateurs to true professionals, the variety of presentations is something residents truly appreciate. There's not a bad seat in the house. Acoustics are pleasing for lectures, films and music.

Thank karen b

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