Last weekend we held our first Theatrical Makeup Workshop for members of the Actors Center. Other workshops will be open to the public, some free of charge, others with a modest fee. Please visit our Classes and Workshops section for the full schedule. We still have space in camps for...
The American Backstage Company
Welcome, former customers of Backstage, Inc.
The American Backstage Company is now open to serve you. Our store hours are 9:30 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Saturday, and 12 to 5 PM on Sundays.
The American Backstage Company is Washington’s premier full-service theatrical store, offering costume rentals and sales, accessories, dance shoes, theatre scripts and books, wigs, hats, costume jewelry, and theatrical makeup. We provide costumes for all types of events, from high school musicals to Halloween costumes to Cosplay and Comicon activities to church plays and pageants. We are proud to serve the performing arts community in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.
Our 6,500 square foot store has thousands of rental costumes, an entire wall of hats and wigs for sale, a book room where actors can browse to find the perfect audition monologue, new dressing rooms, in-house laundry facilities, and many types of dance shoes. New stock is arriving daily.
Need scripts? We have thousands, a much larger selection than you can find anywhere else in the area. Come browse in our Book Room for playscripts, sheet music for musicals, books about theatre history, theatre tech, costumes, the art of acting, makeup, theatrical magazines, audition monologue books, anthologies, and film.
Although our bricks-and-mortar store is fully open, our online store is not yet operational. So please visit our store in person, and call or e-mail with any questions.
The American Backstage Company is easy to get to. We are located at 5380 Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, just inside the Beltway and a 2-minute walk from the Van Dorn Metro. Free parking is available in our lot.
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