Catriona's Castle About Us

ABOUT US Catriona's Castle Hands-On Children's Theatre Programs conducted by a Fairy Godmother, Mother Goose, or The Queen of the Pirates.

 Celebrating 32 Years! Your kids perform at your MD, DC, VA, WV location!  

Interactive Children's Theatre Entertainment Programs for Birthday Parties and School Camp Enrichment Programs 

18 Fairy Tales & Classic Stories for Girls & Boys ages 2-12, with 30 Costumes each, Props, Kid-Size Scenery fits in living rooms or classrooms

Karen Macgregor Ebert is an approved performer for GSA National Child Care Centers, Fingerprinted and Insured, Approved performer for MCPS, Experienced with special needs children

THEATRE PROGRAM: A costumed Fairy Godmother, Mother Goose, or The Queen of the Pirates brings elaborate costumes (most are hand crafted), small scale scenery, and unusual props to your home, school, camp, or other location, providing an INTERACTIVE children's theatre entertainment program for girls and boys ages 2-12.

Catriona's Castle is designed to fit in living rooms or small classrooms for programs with groups of 10-30 children. It also adapts easily to auditoriums for large event programs with groups of up to 150 children.

Once the Fairy Godmother arrives, she sets up a back drop staging area, costume trunk and small scale scenery. For example, Cinderella has a 4ft. flat upright coach with a door and a quilted pumpkin. Sleeping Beauty has a 4ft bed and spinning wheel. Treasure Island has a treasure chest filled with jewels and gold. The Wizard of Oz has a roll out yellow brick road. Alice in Wonderland has a china tea party set up with giant playing cards. The Secret Garden has an ivy-draped garden wall and an antique wheelchair. The Fairy Godmother then costumes up to 30 children (costumes fit easily over clothes) as different characters in the chosen story (15 stories to choose from). Once the children are costumed, the Fairy Godmother tells the story. She whispers things for the children to say and do in order for them to act out the play. For large auditorium groups, the Fairy Godmother directs the children in the audience to make sound effects and theatrical gestures from their seats.


FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES, the birthday child is costumed as the main character in the story. Parents and grandparents are also welcome to participate, as each story has a variety of soft sculptured costumes which easily fit any size and shape person. For example, in The Wizard of Oz, Mom can be the Emerald City, Dad can be the Twister, Grandma can be a flower in Munchkin Land, and Grandpa can be the witch's castle!  

Catriona's Castle has been featured in articles written by The Washington Post, Washington Parent, and numerous other DC metro area publications. We have performed for The former Vice-President of The United States at his residence for his granddaughter, The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for his son, for PBS at The National Library of Congress Book Festival on the DC Mall, for ambassadors' children at the ambassadors' residences, and for many other celebrities' children and grandchildren.  

The Fairy Godmother is patient, poised and is experienced working with children ages 2-12. Our approach is gentle and non-threatening. Karen Ebert has experience working with special needs children and Alzheimer patients. Karen Ebert is an approved performer for MCPS.

Memorable and Magical Princess Party - Your child is costumed as the main character in a story! Your child can become The Snow Queen, Ice Princess, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Alice, Dorothy, Clara, Wendy, Tinker Bell, Princess Pamina, or Mary Lennox! With costumes for 30, the guests are costumed as the other characters in the play. Parents and grandparents are welcome to join in!

Magical and Memorable Adventure or Pirate Party - Your child is costumed as the main character in a story! Your child can become Robin Hood, Peter Pan Captain Hook, Jim Hawkins, Jack in the Beanstalk, Prince Tamino, or The Nutcracker Prince! With costumes for up to 30, the guests are costumed as the other characters in the play. Parents and grandparents are welcome to join in. 


The Sleeping Beauty
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Alice in Wonderland
Robin Hood

Peter Pan
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
The Nutcracker - particularly fun during the holidays
Jack and the Beanstalk
Goldilocks & the Three Bears
Dinosaur Castle
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
- directed by Mother Goose

NEW STORY! The Three Little Pigs


ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS - Schools, Libraries, Camps, Event$325.00.

Monday-Friday (30 children can be costumed with audience participation up to 150 children)

First Show $325,  2nd Back-to-Back Show $250 (Back-to-back shows are performed on the same day.)


 BIRTHDAY PARTIES - Theatre Options for Birthday Parties

One Hour Theatre for groups up to 30 children and theatre time of 60 minutes Birthday Party Theatre Entertainment up to 30 children @ $375.00.  

Includes 30 costumes, props, and kid-size scenery. (NOTE: 60 minutes is the program time. Catriona will arrive 15-20 minutes earlier to set up, and after the show, the theatre takes approximately 15-20 minutes to take down.)

45 Minute Theatre for groups up to 30 children and theatre time of 45 minutes Available for Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Dinosaur Castle, Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes, and The Three Little Pigs

Includes 30 costumes, props, and kid-size scenery. (NOTE: 45 minutes is the program time. Catriona will arrive 15-20 minutes earlier to set up, and after the show, the theatre takes approximately 15-20 minutes to take down.)


CHILDREN'S TEA PARTY CHINA , available, can be brought to your party and is available for direct purchase (payable at party).

CORPORATE EVENT and EVENING EVENT FEE $400.00 Flat Fee up to 30 children, with audience participation for large groups.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY Theatre Entertainment for PARTIES ARE SCHEDULED AT SPECIFIC TIMES: 10:45 AM, 1:15 PM, and 3:45 PM 

 Serving Maryland Counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Washington

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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

BUSINESS OFFICE: Catriona's Castle, 19005 Wootton Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837

 Karen Macgregor Ebert, owner and Fairy Godmother

OFFICE PHONE: 301-602-9877



We make every effort to return phone calls promptly.

Payment can be made by check/cash. Birthday party deposit is $100.00. Balance paid at the party.


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