Hi, we’re NextStop Theatre Company!

We’re dedicated to building the bonds community, where engaged citizens can gather to discuss and learn about diverse perspectives on big issues and ideas through theatre.

Oh–and we have a lot fun doing it.

Herndon, Virginia is where our non-profit live professional theatre company calls home. Our management offices are located right in the center of the town square in Historic Downtown Herndon, in a Train Depot building that dates back to the 1850’s. The performance space we own and operate, a 114-seat black box style theatre, is on the other side of town, where we’ve been doing theatre for almost 30 years.

If you’re from the area and haven’t heard about us, it’s ok. We started out as an amateur group called “The Elden Street Players”, and grew over the years into a professional theatre company. Now, you’ll see the same performers on our stage as you’d see at big theatres in DC. Our shows have received nominations for one of the most prestigious cultural awards in the nation–but we’re quite casual, and we pride ourselves on being a welcoming place to visit.

Be forewarned: just like our logo, we’re slightly outside the box and a little rough around the edges–but we wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Although our performance space is centrally located in a warehouse at the intersection of Fairfax County Parkway, Sunset Hills Road, and Dulles Airport Toll Road on the border between Reston and Herndon, you’d never see us driving by. Like some of the best adventures, you have to seek us out.

If you haven’t discovered the incredible experience of gathering with your friends and neighbors for live theatre in the suburbs, we encourage you to check out a show. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to e-mail us or give us a call at 703-481-5930×0.

See Our Events For an idea of the fun you can have at our theatre, check out our calendar of upcoming events. From musicals to plays to comedy shows and concerts, you'll find there's wide variety to choose from.
See Education Programs Our education classes teach rising Kindergarten through 12th graders all about theatre. From confidence building theatre games workshops to 10 month intensive programs, we love fostering a life-long love of the performing arts.

We’re eager to use the power of live theatre to break down walls and build the bonds of community.

Evan Hoffmann, NextStop Producing Artistic Director