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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Latest News and Reviews

Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker
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Meet the Cast of Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker

Sophie the Swan's new dance adventure, Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker, begins this November at Theatre Row. We're so grateful to have such a brilliant team of dancers bringing Sophie and her friends to life!
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"A Good Time for the Whole Family!"

"I would highly recommend you catch Ballerina Swan & the Nutcracker this holiday season, it is a good time for the whole family!" - Brooklyn Active Mama
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Gotham Love Reviews Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker

"The performance was so exciting [my daughter] loved every minute of the ballet dancers on stage." - Gotham Love on Ballerina Swan & the Nutcracker
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Absolutely Charming and just in time for the Holiday Season

"This performance is absolutely charming and just in time for the holiday season with the popular Nutcracker tunes." - The Mama Maven
Young Charles Dickens
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Meet the Cast of Young Charles Dickens

As Lin-Manuel Miranda prepares to leave Hamilton, Business 2 Community took a look at the impact the show has had, featuring a quote from our own Emma Halpern (NYCCT Co-Artistic Director).
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Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker is "Ideal for the Holidays"!

"Ideal for the holidays, the charming performance had my daughter transfixed with the mesmerizing dancers and eye-catching costumes." - Brown Girl Gumbo
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Mommy Nearest: 10 Holiday Shows You Can Only See in NYC!

We're so thrilled Young Charles Dickens made it onto Mommy Nearest's list of 10 Holiday Shows You Can Only See in NYC!
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Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker on NY1!

This weekend Shelley Goldberg included Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker in her Parenting report on NY1

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