1st Stage

1524 SPRING HILL ROAD | TYSONS, VA 22102 | (703) 854-1856

1st Stage is dedicated to delivering artistic excellence as the cultural hub of the Tysons area. We enjoy and appreciate seeing you at the theatre, but ticket sales account for only 50% of our revenue. Your help can have an immediate and decisive impact on this wonderful and vital endeavor at 1st Stage.

1st Stage is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Thank you for your support.

Give Money

1st Stage strives to bring diverse, quality productions to the Tysons area, and we can’t do that without you. Join your neighbors in making a contribution that will help us continue to be “one of America’s most impressive smaller regional companies” (The Wall Street Journal).

General Operating Fund

outsideMake a donation that will help 1st Stage in the crucial day-to-day operations of our theater. It costs more than you think to keep the lights on, the software updated, the materials maintained… on and on the list goes. Your generous support is integral to our success. Help us with the essential support we need as we build and strengthen a theater community right here in Tysons Corner. All donations are fully tax deductible.



In Memory of Kate Levy

Levys1st Stage’s new Artistic Director, Alex, his wife, Kate, and their son, Augie, moved to Virginia in September 2014 to help continue the creation of a special theater community here at 1st Stage. In November of 2014, Kate was killed in a car accident while visiting family in Michigan. Donations to Kate’s Memorial Square will endow a square foot of the theater in Kate’s memory for the lifetime of their son, Augie. Kate would want Augie to know, as he grows up in the theater, that she is with him always. Give a gift that will ensure Kate will always be a part of the work done here at 1st Stage. Thank you for keeping the Levy family in your heart.

Mark Krikstan Square Foot

Mark1st Stage’s Founding Artistic Director, Mark Krikstan, worked tirelessly to build an artistic oasis in Tysons. He brought together a loyal community and touched many lives along the way. His vision shaped an organization that has come to garner regional and national awards and is recognized for demonstrating artistic excellence. In 2014, Mark handed the reigns to 1st Stage’s new Artistic Director, Alex Levy. Help us to honor Mark and the incredible, hard work he dedicated to the founding of Fairfax County’s first professional theater. 

Celebration of Quin’s Life

1st Stage Artistic Associate and designer, Kathryn Kawecki, and her wife Caroline Mulcahy lost their son, Quin, after a sudden and severe onset of preeclampsia in the 33rd week of pregnancy. The family wishes to honor his life at the place that has become an artistic home for Kathryn, where she loves creating a world of stories that open people’s hearts and minds. Quin may never have the chance to see one of those stories onstage, but he will be remembered with every story Kathryn helps reveal.



Give Time

Your time is a gift, too. Learn more about 1st Stage’s volunteer opportunities here. Or download a mail in form below.



Give Stuff

1st Stage Wishlist

You can help 1st Stage today by donating supplies and equipment you may have laying around your house. We can provide a comfortable home for items you may be looking to donate. All in-kind donations are fully tax deductible. If you have one of the items below that you’d like to donate, please contact Emily Wall to arrange the donation. 

  • Washer/dryer
  • Microwave
  • Laptop computer
  • Computer monitor
  • iPad (any generation)
  • Cell phones (preferably smart phones for use in our contemporary productions)
  • Floor lamp
  • Plastic folding tables
  • Clear plastic storage containers
  • If you have an item you think we could use, reach out to Emily Wall with questions.

Production Needs

1st stage will occasionally put out a call for various items we need to make our productions possible. We might ask for anything from cardboard boxes to desk chairs. In-kind donations are fully tax deductible, so join our mailing list below or stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates on materials we need.


While 1st Stage offers general admission seating, patrons often need help finding restrooms, answering questions, and with special seating arrangements.


1st Stage offers light refreshments at our concession stand at each performance. The concession position is responsible for monitoring the cash concessions bar.

Ushers and concession stand volunteers are expected to arrive at the theatre 60 minutes before the start of the performance. In exchange for your help, you are invited to attend the performance (for which you work) as our guest. 1st Stage does not require particular dress of our volunteers. Please wear whatever makes you feel comfortable at the theatre.