New York City Children’s Theater is a nonprofit organization that creates original, entertaining and enriching theater for young audiences and adults to enjoy together. We produce high-quality, original productions—as culturally rich as New York itself—and develop robust arts-in-education programs, serving children in all communities across the five boroughs.

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Meet Sam McLellan

Sam grew up in Chihuahua, Mexico, performed in his first musical when he was 17 and has four siblings – three sisters and one brother!

Once Upon A Time in 3017...

New York City Children's Theater reached out to some of the best writers we know to create stories for our website based on the prompt: "Once Upon a Time in 3017". Read our next guest post written by Sophia!

Once Upon A Time in 3017...

New York City Children's Theater reached out to some of the best writers we know to create stories for our website based on the prompt: "Once Upon a Time in 3017". Read our next guest post written by Angelie!
Interstellar Cinderella

Thanks for the Mention, Playbill!

Lots of thanks to Playbill for sharing the wonderful news that Laurie Berkner has written the music and lyrics for our new musical INTERSTELLAR CINDERELLA! Read More...

Once Upon A Time in 3017...

New York City Children's Theater reached out to some of the best writers we know to create stories for our website based on the prompt: "Once Upon a Time in 3017". Read our first guest post of the season, courtesy of Emily, age 13!

Best Family Theater in NYC this Fall!

Who has two of the best family theater shows coming to NYC this fall? We do! PLEASE BRING BALLOONS and INTERSTELLAR CINDERELLA have been included on Mommy Poppins' list of Best Family Theater in NYC this fall! Read More...
Jake Robertson of Please Bring Balloons

Meet Jake Robertson

Jake Robertson lived in the Arctic Circle for two months & would love to go back in time! Learn more about Jake, our Polar Bear in Please Bring Balloons!
Alice's Story

5 Great Articles to Read about Arts-in-Education

Arts-in-Education is vital to children in school. Read these five great articles to discover why.

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