NextStop Theatre Company

NextStop Theatre Company

A live professional theatre venue in Herndon: Musicals, Plays, Comedy Nights, Kids Shows, Classes, a

Located just moments away from Dulles Airport, Reston Town Center, and Historic Downtown Herndon, NextStop shows a variety of live entertainment by professional performers: Musicals, Plays, Comedy Shows, Concerts, Education Programs for Kids and Adults, and more. Learn more at:
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Make your holidays merry and bright with our 3-Show Subscription! Gift the magic of three enchanting performances for the perfect dose of holiday cheer! A festive treat for theater lovers – subscribe now and spread the joy of the season!


We're thrilled to share a video showcasing NextStop’s unique role as a professional theater in our community! Take a look to learn more!

Thank you to MainStreet Bank for generously producing this video for us and bringing our story to life! There's still time to make a difference this holiday season by keeping theater alive in our communty! All gifts made by December 31st will be doubled by our Board of Directors, up to $21K! Let's create more moments that matter!


Looking for a last minute gift? Fear not, we have your ticket to joy! NextStop Theatre gift certificates make the perfect present any time of the year! Wrap up unforgettable experiences this New Year!


Only four performances left of A Steampunk Christmas Carol. Photography by DJ Corey Photography.


Searching for the perfect gift idea? Look no further! NextStop's 3-Show Package is the ultimate present—variety, flexibility, and premium performances! Buy online and gift the magic of unforgettable experiences!


A Steampunk Christmas Carol. Photography by DJ Corey Photography.


Hold onto your habits! The set for "Nunsense A-Men!" just arrived today! 😆

Photos from NextStop Theatre Company's post 12/06/2023

BAH HUMBUG! Check out this exclusive FIRST LOOK at our by-kids-for-kids production of "A Steampunk Christmas Carol." Running now through December 17th! Don't miss it!


An exciting Opening of "A Steampunk Christmas Carol" last night! Director KJ Moran Velz led a heartfelt toast, celebrating the incredible cast, crew, and creative team, as well as the supportive parents and families who all helped make this production possible. Here's to a magical run ahead!


IT'S A HOLIDAY SURPRISE!!! Earlier this week, the actor cast to play Ebenezer Scrooge in our up coming "By-Kids-For-Kids" production of "A Steampunk Christmas Carol" was forced to step away, at the last minute, for personal reasons. With only a few days until Opening Night, our very own Producing Artistic Director, Evan Hoffmann (who co-adapted the script for the production), has stepped in and will take over the role. He joins a company of 25 local student actors and technicians, under the leadership of Director/co-adaptor, KJ Velz. Performances begin tomorrow!


Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude! A heartfelt thank you to our community of supporters for participating in Giving Tuesday and demonstrating your belief in our mission and work!

If you missed Giving Tuesday, it's not too late to make a difference! Matching funds are still available and we'd love your support. Donate now and help us keep the magic of theater alive:

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


Act now! Only a few hours left today to make a difference. Help NextStop continue to enrich lives through exceptional theater experiences and create unforgettable moments for thousands of people here in our region.

Support us today and every dollar you give will DOUBLE in impact thanks to matching funds provided by our Board of Directors. Time is ticking, but your contribution can create a lasting impact – don't miss out:


This year, we made waves in accessibility and impact! From four in-school theater residencies, which provided free theater classes for 200 local students to offering 100+ steeply discounted tickets for “In The Heights,” we're breaking barriers and working to make the arts more accessible for our wider community.

Help us make a bigger impact this season! Support work that inspires, fosters creativity, and enriches our community. Join us in making a difference today. Your gift will DOUBLE thanks to matching funds of up to $21,000 from our Board of Directors:


At NextStop, we work every day to enrich our community, offering high-quality theater experiences in a location that is convenient and accessible for those who live, work, and play in our region. Help us continue to make an impact in our community by making a gift of support TODAY. Every dollar makes a difference and will DOUBLE in impact thanks to our Board of Directors’ generous match, up to $21,000. Make a gift while matching funds are available and help us keep theater alive here in our community:


A behind-the-scenes look at our artists at work! Each season, NextStop works with over 170 talented artists to bring creativity to life on our stage. Your support makes it all possible! When you make a gift to NextStop, you not only help sustain our work, you play a crucial role in supporting the local creative sector, enriching our entire community.

Make a donation today and help us keep the arts thriving here in our region! Each gift made will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $21,000. Don’t wait to take advantage of these funds while they are still available!

Photo credits: DJ Corey Photography and Joseph Edwards Photography


Did you hear? It’s and our Board is generously matching every donation made starting today, up to $21,000. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have your gift count twice! Help us keep professional theater alive here in our community by making your gift TODAY!!


Today is GivingTuesday and we cannot thank our Board of Directors enough for leading this global day of giving through a match of every dollar raised on NextStop’s behalf, up to $21,000. Please join us today by making a gift of impact. To donate, please visit:


Double the joy, double the impact! Our board members are doubling your gifts from Giving Tuesday through Dec. 31st, up to $21K. Give a gift beginning THIS Tuesday, while matching funds are available! Let's make every donation count twice!


Don't miss the chance to escape into the wild world of “Ride The Cyclone”! Whether your Thanksgiving was chaotic or calm, join us for an unforgettable ride filled with laughter and drama. Only four performances left this weekend! Grab your tickets now before the curtain falls:


Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at NextStop Theatre! Wishing you Thanksgiving moments as memorable as this one from “The 39 Steps”. 😂 We are so grateful for the wonderful support and warmth from our incredible community. 🧡 May your day be filled with laughter, love, and delicious moments shared with family and friends.
Photo by: DJ Corey Photography


Day 10 of our 10 Day Gratitude Challenge! We’ve made it! On this final day of gratitude, we spotlight our phenomenal artists – the performers, designers, musicians, technicians, and production team staff who bring all of our stories to life on stage! Thank you for sharing your talent and dedication with us all! We are so proud to work with 170+ creatives each season to produce the show-stopping performances our audiences love. Here's to all of our artists who make NextStop Theatre shine!


Don’t forget to mark your calendars! is next week and we are proud to announce that our Board of Directors will match every dollar raised, up to $21,000, from Giving Tuesday through December 31st (or until funds run out!)! This means that every donation collected starting on Giving Tuesday will have double the impact. Don’t miss out on one of the biggest days of the year to celebrate theater here in our community!


Day 9 of our 10 Day Gratitude Challenge! We’re so thankful to all those who have made it possible for us to hold our “Stars on Stage” theater residency program at two elementary schools here in Herndon. We’re THRILLED to have the opportunity to work intensively with local students to produce and present Disney's “The Lion King KIDS” at their schools this Spring!

A HUGE thank you to ArtsFairfax and the Shrivastava Family who have made this program possible! Thank you also to the administrators and PTAs at the participating schools for working with us to deliver this impactful program to their students. This initiative would not be possible without you!


Day 8 of our 10 Day Gratitude Challenge! Today, our hearts swell with gratitude for our incredible donors! Thank you for being the heartbeat of NextStop Theatre! Your support breathes life into every story we create. Here's to more inspiration, connection, and shared love for the arts in the coming year!
Photo credit: DJ Corey Photography & Joseph Edwards Photography


Day 7 of our 10 Day Gratitude Challenge! A huge thank you to all of our students and families who participate in our education programs! We were thrilled to work with over 400 students this past year, both within our theater and across four neighboring elementary schools. We are so inspired by this next generation of theater-lovers and grateful to be able to work with them!


Day 6 of our 10 Day Gratitude Challenge! We are so grateful to be a part of the arts ecosystem here in our region, working with other theaters, cultural institutions, and arts advocates to keep theater alive here in our region! Big love to Prologue Theatre , who we worked with earlier this year to co-produce “The Cake”. And a huge shout-out of thanks to ArtsFairfax , Rebecca Borton, Timothy Richardson, and Cornerstones for partnering with us to distribute over 100 steeply discounted tickets for community members to see “In The Heights” this past Spring. Together, we create a vibrant tapestry of creativity that enriches our community.


Day 5 of our 10 Day Gratitude Challenge! Our heartfelt appreciation for the remarkable team at NextStop Theatre who work every day to bring you the theater you love to life! A big thank you to our staff members for their unwavering commitment and hard work! Creating exceptional theater requires many hands and many individuals, and we are incredibly grateful for each one of you!

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Celebrating 30 Years of Gathering for Live, Local Theatre in Herndon

NextStop Theatre presents award-winning live entertainment by professional performers plus outreach and education programs that foster community and a lifelong love of the performing arts. Grab a craft beer or wine from our Bar Car and “sip in your seat” as you enjoy Musicals, Plays, Comedy Shows, Concerts, and Education Programs just moments away from Dulles Airport, Reston Town Center, and Historic Downtown Herndon.

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We're thrilled to share a video showcasing NextStop’s unique role as a professional theater in our community! Take a loo...
Happy Thanksgiving from NextStop Theatre!
RIDE THE CYCLONE is back on stage tomorrow night. When are you coming to see it?
Two weekends left for RIDE THE CYCLONE, including performances on Thanksgiving weekend. Grab your tickets soon!
RIDE THE CYCLONE is back for four more performances this weekend!
Ride the Cyclone at NextStop Theatre
Four more chances to see ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S THE 39 STEPS. Get your tickets before it is too late!
Please keep your arms and legs inside the car at all times...
Only two weekends left of THE 39 STEPS at NextStop Theatre. Don't miss the hilarious show that Broadway World called "no...
Here is our Director, Evan Hoffmann, to talk about this special 10 year anniversary production of “The 39 Steps!”
Matthew Shea is one of the 4 actors playing over 40 roles in “The 39 Steps!” Here is his take on what it was like to aud...
Super Senior Prom Rehearsal Sneak Peak!



269 Sunset Park Drive
Herndon, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

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