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AFD History

About AFD

"Nine" 2015

About AFD

Arlington Friends of the Drama, now known as AFD Theatre, was founded in 1923 and is one of the ten oldest continually operating community theatre groups in the country. We now live in the former St. John's Episcopal Church, which we extensively updated and made handicap-accessible. 


With justified pride we can say that AFD Theatre is among the finest area playhouses for actors, directors, production designers and audiences to produce and enjoy live theatre.

About Our Season

We put on four productions: two musicals and two straight plays. We hold auditions months ahead, and rehearse evenings and weekends.


We welcome you to join the fun: help build sets, make costumes, do lights. Usher or sell concessions.


AFD is a community endeavor that seeks to engage all ages in the fun and exciting act of putting on a play!

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