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

Why Does Children's Theater Matter?
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Why Does Children's Theater Matter: Kate Mincer on Theater and Compassion

Costume designer Kate Mincer talks about theater's creative environment playing a part in encouraging compassion in children.
Why Does Children's Theater Matter?
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Why Does Children's Theater Matter: Theater and Empathy

Bryson Bruce and Ryan Borses from our winter musical Young Charles Dickens express the incomparable takeaway from experiencing live storytelling and its ability to transcend empathy.
Why Does Children's Theater Matter?
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Why Does Children's Theater Matter: The cast of Ballerina Swan

Emily Vetsch, Elizabeth Washington, Jeff Davis, and Valerie Guido discuss how theater exposes children to the products of strong imaginations and thought-provoking themes that can build relationships.
How to Raise a Child who Loves Theater
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How to Raise a Child that Loves Theater

New York City Children’s Theater’s Founder and Artistic Director, Barbara Zinn Krieger, Education Director, Brooke Boertzel and Co-Artistic Director, Emma Halpern, recently spoke with Playbill’s Aaron Grunfeld for his article 5 Ways to Raise a Theatre Loving Child.
The Cast of Hamilton, Photo by Joan Marcus
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Hamilton: A Reflection on its Amazing Impact

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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Theater for Kids: Michael McGowan

Ballerina Swan choreographer Michael McGowan talks about how the importance of children’s theater draws awareness to the responsibilities artists carry on!
Dear Albert Einstein

Our Friends are Headed to Broadway!!!

We are incredibly excited because we learned today that a musical…
Barbara Zinn Krieger - Artistic Director

Barbara Zinn Krieger Interviewed in TIME Magazine

Barbara Zinn Krieger discusses how to get your kids interested in theater with TIME Magazine

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