Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

1551 Trap Rd.
Vienna, VA 22182- Map It
(703) 255-1900

AAA Editor Notes

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is off I-495 (Capital Beltway) exit 45, then SR 267 (Dulles Toll Rd.) w. to exit 15. Wolf Trap is the only national park dedicated to the performing arts. Opera, symphony, jazz, folk, musical, country, dance and popular music productions are presented from late May to early September. Guided backstage tours, ranger programs and educational programs are offered October through April. Situated in a setting of rolling hills and woodland, the Filene Center, the largest of Wolf Trap's several venues, is an open-air pavilion with a sloping lawn that can accommodate an audience of 7,028. Performances are held at the Filene Center from late May to early September. Wolf Trap's Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods is an open-air venue that accommodates an audience of 800 and presents family-friendly performances featuring dance, music, puppetry, storytelling and theater from late June to early August. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
Park admission free. Ticket prices vary by performance. Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods tickets $8-$10; free (ages 0-2).
Hours: Park open daily 7 a.m.-dusk (may stay open later to accommodate park festivals). Guided backstage tours are given selected days at 11, Oct.-Apr. Park closes 2 hours prior to and 1 hour following Filene Center performances. Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods performances Tues.-Sat. at 10:30, late June to mid-Aug. Phone ahead to confirm all schedules.