Senator Chris Van Hollen To Cut The Ribbon at ATMTC’s Ceremonial Grand Reopening October 15th

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) announces its grand reopening on October 15th in Glen Echo Park after seven months of renovations due to an electrical fire. Executives from Adventure Theatre MTC’s partners in the renovation in addition to the many donors who have made this renovation possible will gather on October 15th in Glen Echo Park at 10:30 a.m. for a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony. Tours of the renovated space will be offered after the ceremony.

FIre fighters battle the March 2nd, 2018 fire at Adventure Theatre. Photo by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture.
FIre fighters battle the March 2nd, 2018 fire at Adventure Theatre. Photo by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture.

After an electrical fire on March 2, 2018, Adventure Theatre suffered over $500,000 in smoke and water damages to its business headquarters in Glen Echo Park, MD. Adventure Theatre was initially completely shut down for six days while the fire system was reset, losing nine performances. The core renovations were completed that allowed camp to start on time June 18th. The remaining renovations have been scheduled around programming and are set to be finished by October 15th.

Inspired by the generous efforts of The Keegan Theatre in dedicating an entire performance proceeds of its sold-out show, ChicagotheatreWashington reached out to all 96 professional theatre companies in the Washington, D.C. area to assist in collecting on behalf of Adventure Theatre’s fire recovery. theatreWashington is the only organization dedicated to supporting and representing all sectors of the Washington theatre community. Folger TheatreRound House TheatreGALA Hispanic Theatre, the Art Glass Center, and First Draft at the Rose responded with efforts to take up collections from their audiences.

In addition to the arts community, the generous financial and technical efforts of Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and CultureGlen Echo Park (U.S. National Park Service)Montgomery CountyDonohoe Construction CompanyThe Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz FoundationJBG Smith, and Servpro of Bethesda/Potomac has allowed ATMTC to maintain its reconstruction schedule.

Leon Seemann, Managing Director of Adventure Theatre MTC states, “The morning of March 2nd was devastating. Seeing our home in ruins. If not for the support of our friends, we would not have recovered so quickly and completely.”

Artistic Director Michael Bobbitt added, “I’m thrilled to see the space look as good as it ever has since I’ve been here and that we were able to fit in a few upgrades.”

For more information, or to RSVP for this event, e-mail or call 301-634-2267.


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