Catriona's Castle Hands-On Children's Theatre Home


 CATRIONA'S CASTLE Hands-On CHILDREN'S THEATRE - Fairy Tales & Classics since 1988


Your Kids Perform at Your Location!      Girls & Boys Ages 2-12     PHONE 301-602-9877

Birthday Party Entertainment - Cultural Arts Enrichment - Drama Classes - Wheelchair Adapted Seniors Shows

Princess - PirateAdventure - Classics        Serving MD DC VA WV 

Unique Entertainment - 30 Costumes, 18 Stories, Props, Scenery - Fits in Living Rooms or Classrooms

Directed by Catriona the Fairy Godmother, Queen of the Pirates, Mother Goose, or Ms. Karen-Drama instructor

Karen Macgregor Ebert is an approved performer for MCPS and GSA



 also Adult Seniors Residence Shows -The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan - Adult size costumes and program adapted to fit residents using wheelchairs and walkers - Fun for Memory Care & Alzheimer's residents.

NEW PRESCHOOL STORY! The Three Little Pigs

BlackRock Center for the Arts - Fairy Tale Theatre Drama Class casts of Cinderella and Peter Pan

Students have a rehearsal, paint their own sets, and then perform story for families!


                       Jack and the Beanstalk School Enrichment program cast - costumes for 30 children


 Choose from 17 Fairy Tales and Classic Stories: Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan, The Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Robin Hood, Treasure Island, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Dinosaur Castle, The Nutcracker, The Secret Garden, Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes, The Magic Flute, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Wizard of Oz, Rumpelstiltskin, and The Three Little Pigs

40-60 minutes entertainment       Tea Party China available

Theatre adapts to special needs kids                Serving MD/DC/VA/WV since 1988

  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.


  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 the play includes lots of GOLD!


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.



Typical Theatre set up -  The Secret Garden, The Wizard of Oz , and Jack and the Beanstalk.  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. Jack and the Beanstalk has a long, winding beanstalk and a giant golden egg.




 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.)


Karen Macgregor Ebert, Catriona, the Fairy Godmother, Queen of the Pirates, Mother Goose  (NOTE: Ms. Karen can be dressed in street clothes for DRAMA CLASSES and older kids' birthday parties)

Disclaimer: Catriona's Castle does not represent nor do we have any affiliation with the Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries.


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

CONTACT: Karen Macgregor Ebert



Established 1988

Business Office: 19005 Wootton Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837

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 "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." ~ Albert Einstein

Catriona's Castle Reviews, as shown in  

Review received on 4-12-2017 at 9:26 am (PDT)

Fantastic and Engaging

We thoroughly enjoyed the dramatics and storylines.

  • Reviewer: Angela
  • Event Date: April 10th, 2017
  • Services Provided: Educational Entertainment, Storyteller
  • Rating: 5 out of 5
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BIRTHDAY PARTY Fun, Unique, High Quality As a professional in the field of educational drama and children's theatre, I highly recommend Catriona's Castle for a unique experience for young people (and their caregivers!). Catriona's Castle would definitely appeal to kids who like the stage, but there's a place for everyone - boys and girls, outgoing and shy - preschoolers to tweens. My daughter, her friends, and all of their parents loved the "Snow White" party she had for her third birthday. The scenery, props, and costumes were well-crafted and kid-sized. The structure of the storytelling was very well designed - the Fairy Godmother (Catriona) explained what was going to happen, cast and costumed children (and adults!), and then served as a combination narrator, emcee, and kid wrangler. I was initially wary of the idea of the children being whispered their lines, fearing it would slow down the action and be distracting, but it worked perfectly, even with my group of toddlers. Catriona was very responsive to the personality of the group and the children as individuals; one little guest, for instance, came to the party dressed as a mermaid and wanted to be a mermaid in the show, so Catriona incorporated a mermaid character into the  "Snow White" story! In addition to the storytelling, Catriona also provided lovely invitations, a beautiful and tasty storybook cake, and the nicest thematic goody bags you can imagine. This was a great party - everyone raved about it. Michelle F., 3/14

CULTURAL ARTS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM Our summer camp program spent a wonderful afternoon exploring the story of Jack and the Beanstalk with the amazing Catriona! From the minute she walked in to the minute she walked out - she had us at "Hello!" This was our first visit with Catriona and will not be our last! Catriona's story telling techniques had young and "old" enthralled. Thank you so much! Already booked our second event and cannot wait! 5 out of 5 stars Expertise, Communication, Professionalism, Priced Fairly, Adaptability Cathy F. FCC Children's Center, Frederick, MD 9/14

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