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.

A Leader in Educational Theater

See all of our award-winning Educational Theater productions that have impacted over 100,000 NYC kids!

Latest News and Reviews

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.
Education Programs Classroom

Students React to Literature at Play!

The best part of a Literature at Play residency? The feedback we receive from students when the residency is over! Read our 2016-17 school year feedback!
New York City Children's Theater 2016-17 Season

2016-17 Season Feedback

Our favorite part of any production? Hearing what you have to say! Take a look at some of the great feedback we received during our 2016-17 Season!
Literature at Play Workshop

5 Benefits of Arts-in-Education

Arts-in-Education programs provide students with skills that will last them a lifetime, including these five incredibly important arts education benefits.
The Importance of Reading Together

The Importance of Reading Together

Reading together is an activity that can have a host of benefits for your child including, building vocabulary, creative thinking and increased family time.
Behind the Scenes of Our 2016-17 Season

Behind the Scenes of Our 2016-17 Season

Take a peek behind the scenes of our hit shows: Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker, Young Charles Dickens, Please Bring Balloons and Love That Dog!

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