CATRIONA'S CASTLE Hands-On CHILDREN'S THEATRE - Established 1988
Fairy Tales & Classics Your Kids Perform at Your Location! Ages 2-12
Princess Pirate Adventure Birthday Party Entertainment - Cultural Arts Enrichment
For GIRLS and BOYS Serving MD DC VA WV PHONE 301-972-7549
30 Costumes, 16 Stories, Props, Scenery, 1-2 hours, Tea Parties, Cakes, Favors
NEW The Snow Queen Hans Christian Andersen What melts a FROZEN heart?
Coming Soon ...Rumpelstiltskin
Directed by Catriona the Fairy Godmother, Mother Goose, or Pirate Queen
FALL REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN for ages 2.5-8. Classes begin the end of September for 8 weeks. Classes are held at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD and Just for Kids at Little Folks School in Georgetown, DC
Celebrity favorite Catriona’s Castle brings unique interactive children’s theatre to homes, schools, and other locations for birthday parties, school enrichment programs, drama classes, and events. Fun for girls and boys ages 2-12. Theatre fits in living rooms, recreation rooms, clubs, or classrooms. Thirty children can be costumed, with kid-size scenery and props, directed by Fairy Godmother, Pirate Queen, or Mother Goose. The birthday child is costumed as the main character with guests costumed as other characters. Choose from 16 Fairy Tales and Classic Stories: Cinderella, Snow White, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Robin Hood, Treasure Island, Goldilocks, Dinosaur Castle, Nutcracker, Secret Garden, Nursery Rhymes, Magic Flute, Jack and the Beanstalk, Wizard of Oz, and The Snow Queen – What melts a FROZEN heart? Theatre adapts to special needs kids. 40-60 minutes entertainment or 2 hours with china tea party. Invitations, storybook cakes, favors available. Serving MD/DC/VA/WV since 1988. Online Tea and Fairy Tales Store ships continental USA.
Cinderella Birthday Party - The birthday child is cast as Cinderella. Catriona, the director Fairy Godmother, whispers things for the children to say and do. (A child is cast as the Fairy Godmother in the story.) The theatre sets up in family living rooms or large venues.
Scene from Robin Hood For birthday parties, the birthday child is cast as Robin Hood. 30 Costumes include Robin, Merry Men, knights, guards, Friar Tuck, King Richard, Castle, greedy Prince John, evil Sheriff of Nottingham, Maid Marian, ladies in waiting, townspeople, and archers...plus the play includes lots of GOLD!
Sampling from our new show The Snow Queen What can melt a FROZEN Heart?
Cozy library performance of Peter Pan . Small-scale theatre fits most any venue including home living rooms, family rooms, recreation rooms, public libraries, classrooms, clubs, party rooms, school cafeterias, etc. Up to 30 children can be costumed for each of our 16 stories - with audience participation for larger groups.
Karen Ebert "Catriona" has years of experience working with special needs children and the theatre program adapts easily to special needs kids.
Catriona's Castle performance at the National Theatre Saturday Children's Series during a production of Jack and the Beanstalk, in the Helen Hayes Theatre. Approximately 30 children, from the audience, were chosen at random, to perform the story with Catriona, the Fairy Godmother.
Drama class performance of The Wizard of Oz at Arts Barn, Kentlands
CHOOSE FROM 16 STORIES:
The Sleeping Beauty
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Alice in Wonderland
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson, ages 6 up, (directed by The Queen of the Pirates)
The Magic Flute - from Mozart's opera
The Secret Garden
NEW The Snow Queen - (adapted from Hans Christian Andersen) What can melt a FROZEN heart?
The Nutcracker - (particularly fun during the holidays)
Jack and the Beanstalk
Goldilocks & the Three Bears
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes - (directed by Mother Goose)
Rumpelstiltskin and other New Stories coming this fall!
Typical Theatre set up - The Secret Garden, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Wizard of Oz Each story has fun kid-size scenery. The Secret Garden has a garden wall complete with garden gate door that opens and antique wheelchair. Cinderella has a pumpkin coach. The Fairy Godmother whisks off the soft-sculpture pumpkin, revealing a coach, complete with door that opens. Cinderella goes through the door and has the illusion of going to the ball! The Sleeping Beauty has a bed and full spinning wheel. The Wizard of Oz has a winding yellow brick road. Our newest story...The Snow Queen, has a glistening ice palace with lights.
Grown-ups are welcome to join in the show! Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs
View short sample video from Peter Pan
With 30 costumes, an entire class can be costumed! Cast of Peter Pan and a scene from Jack and the Beanstalk
Kids raising hands before costuming a story.
Classroom performance of The Secret Garden.
Some of the cast of The Magic Flute, adapted from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera fairy tale include Prince Tamino, Princess Pamina, Papageno, Queen of the Night, and the dragon.
Goldilocks & the 3 Bears , The Nutcracker (Great during the holidays and lovely with our Catriona's Castle Nutcracker Tea Party.)
Catriona, the Fairy Godmother, Queen of the Pirates for Treasure Island and Mother Goose for Mother Goose Rhymes .
Delicious Storybook Cakes are available in two sizes. Standard serves 24, Large serves 48. All cakes are in the shape of an open storybook, sprinkled with confectionery "Fairy Dust" and placed on a ruffled cake board. We contract a licensed professional bakery, Custom Cake Design, to provide cakes for Catriona's Castle.
Optional 2 hour Complete Party with China Tea Party & Secret Theme Treasure Hunt. Shown is our tea party for The Snow Queen - What can melt a FROZEN heart? Tea Party tables are set to coordinate with the chosen story. We set YOUR table(s), or if you have limited space, then the tablecloth(s) can be set up on your floor or rug, for a picnic-style Tea Party!
Disclaimer: Catriona's Castle does not represent nor do we have any affiliation with the Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries.
Tea Party is great fun for A Mad Hatter's Tea Party during an Alice in Wonderland birthday party! Demitasse cups and saucers, demi spoons, and children's herbal tea bags are available for purchase.
Story Theme Birthday Party Favors Goody Bags are available in 3 sizes: Large, Medium, and Small. Many of the Large and Medium story favor bags are specific for Girl or Boy.
Pocket Story Pewter Clip-On Charms are sold alone or available to add to favor bags. Favors can be customized per individual requests. They can include more items or fewer items. We have many items to choose from.
Sterling Silver Story Necklaces are available in 18 stories, and boxed with mini storybook. Pictured, The Secret Garden. View ONLINE STORE for charms, tutus, wings, wands, tiaras, and many story theme gift and favor options - or scroll menu by individual story theme.
Story Theme invitations and envelopes are available for parties.
Catriona's Castle Online Store Sampler
Gift Certificates available in any amount for Parties and Online Store!
Serving Maryland Counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Washington
Serving Northern Virginia Counties: Arlington City, Alexandria City, Falls Church City, City of Manassas, Clarke, Fairfax, Frederick, Loudoun, Prince William
Serving DC - Washington, District of Columbia
Serving West Virginia County: Berkeley, Jefferson
Catriona's Castle travels up to 70 miles one way from Poolesville, MD. Below are many of the cities and towns served in DC, MD, VA, WV:
Serving DC Washington, District of Columbia
Serving Montgomery County MD: Barnesville, Bethesda, Brookeville, Chevy Chase, Damascus, Drummond, Friendship Heights, Gaithersburg, Garrett Park, Germantown, Glen Echo, Hyattsville, Kensington, Laytonsville, Martin's Additions, Montgomery Village, Olney, Poolesville, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Somerset, Oakmont, Takoma Park, Washington Grove.
Serving Howard County, MD: Clarksville, Columbia, Cooksville, Dayton, Elkridge, Fulton, Glenelg, Glenwood, Lisbon, Savage, Scaggsville, Simpsonville, West Friendship
Serving Frederick County, MD: Brunswick, Burkittsville, Emmitsburg, Frederick, Middletown, Mt. Airy, Myersville, New Market, Rosemont, Thurmont, Walkersville, Woodsboro
Serving Carroll County, MD: Eldersburg, Finksburg, Hampstead, Manchester, Mount Airy, New Windsor, Sykesville, Taneytown, Union Bridge, Westminster
Serving Washington County, MD: Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Smithsburg, Williamsport, Hancock, Funkstown, Clear Spring, Boonsboro, Hagerstown
Serving Anne Arundel County, MD: Annapolis, Arnold, Crofton, Crownsville, Davidsonville, Fort Meade, Friendship, Gambrills, Glen Burnie, Linthicum, Millersville, Odenton, Pasadena, Severn, Severna Park, West River
Serving Baltimore County, MD: Arbutus, Brooklandville, Butler, Catonsville, Chase, Cockeysville, Halethorpe, Hunt Valley, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Garrison, Glencoe, Glendon, Gwynn Oak, Hampton, Highlands, Lochearn, Lutherville, Timonium, Mays Chapel, Middle River, Milford Mill, Overlea, Owings Mills, Parkton, Parkville, Perry Hall, Phoenix, Pikesville, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Rosedale, Sparks, Sparrows Point, Stevenson, Towson, Upper Falls, White Hall, White Marsh, Woodlawn
Serving Prince Georges County, MD: Bladensburg, Beltsville, Bowie, Brentwood, Calverton, Capitol Heights, Cheverly, Clinton, College Park, Glenarden, Glenn Dale, District Heights, Forest Heights, Forestville, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Landover, Langley Park, Largo, Laurel, Mitchellville, New Carrollton, Oxon Hill, Riverdale, Temple Hills, Upper Marlboro
Serving Northern Virginia cities: City of Arlington, City of Alexandria , city of Falls Church, City of Manassas
Serving Fairfax County, VA: Annandale, Baileys Crossroads, Belle Haven, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Dranesville, Dunn Loring, Fair Oaks, Fairfax Station, Floris, Fort Hunt, Franconia, Great Falls, Greenbriar, Groveston, Hayfield, Herndon, Huntington, Hybla Valley, Idlewood, Kings Park, Lake Barcroft, Laurel Hill, Lincolnia, Lorton, Mantua, McLean, Merrifield, Mount Vernon, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Pimmit Hillls, Ravensworth, Rose Hill, Seven Corners, Springfield, Tysons Corner, Vienna, West Springfield, Wolf Trap, Woodburn, Woodlawn
Serving Loudoun County, VA: Ashburn, Countryside, Hamilton, Leesburg, Middleburg, Potomac Falls, South Riding, Sterling, Waterford
Serving Prince William County, VA: Bristow, Bull Run, Dale City, Dumfries, Gainesville, Haymarket, Independent Hill, Linton Hall, Loch Lomond, Manassas, Nokesville, Woodbridge
Serving Frederick County, VA: Winchester, Stephens City, Brucetown, Gore, Clear Brook, Hayfield, Cross Junction, Stephenson
Serving Clarke County, VA: Berryville, Boyce
Serving Berkeley County, WV: Martinsburg
Serving Jefferson County, WV: Bolivar, Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Ranson, Shepherdstown