NYC Children’s Theater began in 1996, as Making Books Sing — the family theater and education program of the Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre. It became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2001.
Over the last 24 years, our local and nationally recognized arts-in-education programs and professional theater productions have served over 395,000 children and adults, across all five boroughs and surrounding communities in the Tri-State area. By partnering with more than 500 elementary schools and homeless shelters, and providing subsidized tickets to over 110,000 students for our professional shows, we have increased arts accessibility for underserved communities in New York City.
We create and premiere more original work for young audiences than any other company in the city. And to ensure more children have the opportunity to experience these productions, we recently launched TYAShowRights.com to license our productions to children’s theaters and schools across the country.
In addition to creating original, enriching productions for young audiences, we bring the power of theater arts to thousands of school children each year.