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

Latest News and Reviews

Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker
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NYCCT's Sure to Get You in the Holiday Spirit!

We are so excited and grateful that New York Family included Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker on their list of family-friendly shows for the fall!
Why Does Children's Theater Matter?
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Theater for Kids: The Lifelong Impression

Set Designer Blair Mielnik and prop designer Justin Cox share the fundamentally enriching qualities of theater but it's lifelong impression on people.
Why Does Children's Theater Matter?
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Why Does Children's Theater Matter: Inspiring the Next Generation

Actors Vinnie Urdea, Eryn LeCroy, and Joe Bach discuss theater as a window to inspire the next generation of artists and socially conscious people.
Sara Morgulis - Associate Director of Education
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Sara Morgulis: Managing the Art of Arts Education!

Our Associate Director of Education, Sara, discusses managing the art of arts education with Work for Good!
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: Theater and Imagination

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.

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