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

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Meet Claire Simba

Claire Simba writes and directs her own plays, wants to travel to Greece to see where Theatre was born and has lived across three continents! Learn more about Claire, our Emma in Please Bring Balloons!
Derek Christopher Murphy of Love That Dog
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Derek Christopher Murphy

Love That Dog's Derek Christopher Murphy was a state champion pole vaulter, says Count Olaf is one of the best villains of all time and has his own dog named Prince! Learn more about the man bringing Jack to life in Love That Dog!
Please Bring Balloons
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Please Bring Balloons is on Mommy Poppin's February GoList!

Please Bring Balloons is on Mommy Poppin's February GoList!
New York City Children's Theater's 20th Anniversary Season
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Two of the Best Winter Shows!

Mommy Poppins is calling Love That Dog and Please Bring Balloons two of the Best Winter Shows for NYC Kids!

What's Your Favorite Holiday Tradition?

The holidays are here! There's nothing better than spending time…
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"My Daughter was Riveted!"

"As soon as the dancers took to the stage, my daughter was riveted...It was just enough to whet my kid’s appetite for ballet." - Rose Gordon Sala, Mommy Poppins
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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