Education Policies and Frequently Asked Questions


All Education Programs will take place at the NextStop Theatre in Herndon: 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, unless otherwise stated.

Registration Fees and Payment

All registration fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. Registration using a credit card is available online or by phone at (866)811-4111. To register and pay by check, please e-mail or call (703)-481-5930×0. (Make checks payable to NextStop Theatre Company. A $25 fee will be charged for returned checks.)

Late Pickup/Fees

If a child is not picked up by fifteen (15) minutes following the end of the program, late fees are assessed at the rate of $1.50 per minute. Please contact if you would like more information about before or after care options. Late fees are due upon pick up of the student.


A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for our summer education programs only. Please contact to request an application.  


A full refund will be made in the event that a program is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. A partial refund (minus a non-refundable 25% deposit) is available if a participant is withdrawn at least one month prior to the start date of the program. No refunds will be made within a month’s time of a program’s scheduled start date.


NextStop Theatre Company assumes no liability for injuries or damages arising from participation in any class or program.


Photos and/or video taken of participants during programs may be used without compensation or further consent of the participants and/or the parents/guardians of the participant.


Frequently Asked Questions:

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    Will the students be at NextStop Theatre all day, or will they be taking field trips to local pools, parks, etc.?

    Students will be on site at NextStop Theatre (or specified program site) all day. No student will be permitted to leave the building without a parent or guardian.
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    What is your pick-up/ drop-off procedure?

    Students will only be released to adults listed on the emergency form, and IDs will be checked. Emergency forms will be made available after your registration form is processed by the NextStop Education staff. Especially on the first day, please prepare and allow extra time for the staff to ensure the safety of your child at dismissal.
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    Are lunches or snacks provided?

    No. Each student is responsible for bringing their own snacks and lunch each day.
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    Can you describe a typical day at NextStop Theatre Adventures?

    We are offering programming with a theatre focus, and students will be doing theatre activities all day. Each session will be slightly different due to theme, but a typical schedule could look like this: 9:00-9:30 Warm-up activities 9:30-10:30 Acting Class 10:30 Optional Snack (students provide their own snack) 10:45-12:00 Movement and Voice Class 12:00-1:00 Lunch and games/free-time (students provide their own lunch) 1:00-2:00 Storytelling/ Music/ Improv 2:00-3:30 Session-themed rehearsal and theatre games 3:30-4:00 Afternoon snack and cool-down activities (students provide their own snack)
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    Tell me about the staff of NextStop Education

    Our Teaching artists are highly qualified and experienced Theatre artists and teachers! Each teaching artist brings their own unique set of skills and experiences to the program. From College Theatre majors, to professional actors and designers, to FCPS classroom teachers, our staff is extremely knowledgeable and caring. Feel free to read more about our Education Coordinator, Jaclyn Young, at
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    How many students are in each session?

    Our maximum enrollment for each week-long session will be 25, and the maximum for the summer 2 week “Let’s Put on a Show” session is 40. In the unlikely event of low-enrollment, a full refund will be issued and families will be notified in advance.
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    Are there any opportunities for students who want to learn about backstage?

    Our Backstage Creations program in the summer is great for students who want to try their hand at the design/tech world. Typical day will involve lots of Theatre games and learning about different areas of design (lights, sound, scene painting, costumes, stage make-up, props, etc) as well as trying them out. Students will also get to be hands-on in the session, and will actually get to help make the set, costumes, and props that will be used in our Musical Theatre session. Our Backstage Creations group is highly encouraged to come back and see their creations in action during the performance.
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    Will students have to audition to be a part of the cast of the performance camp? (“Let’s Put on a Show” session)?

    All students who enroll in the session will be a part of the cast! We will hold auditions the first day to determine who will be playing which roles, and students will get their scripts the first day. We will cast the show based on who enrolls in the session, and no roles are pre-cast… it will definitely be an adventure!
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    How do you determine your scholarships?

    Our scholarships are determined by need and merit. Need guidelines are based on the federal guidelines for Free and Reduced lunches at school. For an application, or if you have an extenuating circumstance that needs further consideration, please contact us at
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    Tell me more about the Before and After Care sessions.

    If Before/After care is available for the session, parents may enroll their student after they register. Please email to inquire about before/after care availability and pricing for your session. During this time, students will be able to read, play low-key games and do arts and crafts activities while being supervised by NextStop staff. Drop off and pick-up times are strict.

Now in its third professional season, NextStop Theatre Company is just moments away from Historic Downtown Herndon, Washington’s Dulles Airport, Reston Town Center, and the new Wiehle-Reston Silver Line Metro Station. NextStop has received rave reviews for showcasing a wide array of local talent, Broadway headliners, and locally-driven arts relevant to the community. 

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