Chrysalis Kids is BACK! And it’s better than ever!

Chrysalis Kids is the FREE fam-friendly performance series produced by Inner Arbor Trust. The best part? The performances take place at The Chrysalis — a giant, caterpillar-like amphitheater in the heart of Symphony Woods. The fairy-tale setting is right next to Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia. There is plenty of parking, stroller-friendly paths, and a park-like setting that’s perfect for a pre-show picnic. 

The 2021 Season kicks off on Sunday. It’s FREE but you must register in advance. Parking assignments are made the day before the event and are made on a first-come, first-serve basis (read: first to register get the closer spaces). Patrons are welcome to bring their own chairs to rent them. Food is available for purchase, but families are also welcome to bring their own (no glass containers and no alcohol).

Here’s the 2021 summer concert line-up (so far!):

Marsha and the Positrons
Sunday, July 18 | 4 PM – 5 PM

Marsha and the Positrons are a DC-based kindie (kids + indie rock) band known for shows that are a ton of family-friendly fun! Both playful and educational, our original songs about science and how the world works are entertaining for adults as well as kids.

Chrysalis Kids: In Treble with Miss Rose featuring DC Strings Workshop
Saturday, July 31 | 10 AM – 11 AM

Join DC Strings Workshop as they share their love of classical and contemporary orchestra and chamber music with the youngest members of the community!

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
Saturday, August 28 | 5 PM – 6 PM

Join Drama Learning Center as they bring Mo Willem’s classic story Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed to life!


Learn more about The Chrysalis and all of the performing arts events happening there this summer on Inner Arbor Trust’s website.