Our Featured Stories

Inside a NYCCT Residency with Alex!

Education Associate Alex takes you along with her as she brings a residency program to a Queens public school this summer!
The sun is reading a book: Alfie!

Summer Reading Club | Alfie: The Turtle that Disappeared

This week, we're reading all about Pets! Check out a reading of the book Alfie, activities to work on together and more. Once you've read the book, don't forget to collect your badge!

Understanding Creative Play by Psacoya G.

NYCCT Teaching Artist Psacoya recalls a particularly memorable breakthrough with one of her ARC students. Go inside the ARC classroom...
The sun is reading a book: Lucia the Luchadora

Summer Reading Club | Lucia the Luchadora

Welcome to NYCCT's Summer Reading Club! This week's theme is Superheros! Check out our first book picks (for little ones and for grownups!), a reading of Lucia the Luchadora and activities to create together!
Students attend a Title 1 School Performance

We Asked Our TAs | What Sparked Your Love of Theater?

All it takes to change a child's life with theater is #OneSpark. We asked our teaching artists what sparked their love of theater! 

The Best Advice for Young Dancers!

Do you know a little one who wants to be a dancer when they grow up? Then you'll want to read this advice from the five stars of NYCCT's This is Sadie!

Magical Advice for Young Actors!

Do you know a little one who wants to be an actor when they grow up? Then you'll want to read this advice from the five stars of NYCCT's The Emperor's New Clothes...!

We Asked Our TAs | What's the Best Part of Being a Teaching Artist?

What’s the best part of being a teaching artist? We went straight to the source! Find out what some of NYCCT’s teaching artists love most about their jobs!

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What the Press is Saying

"A Beguiling New Dance Production" - The NY Times

"This beguiling new dance production from NYCCT...unfolds to an upbeat instrumental score and includes...assorted characters.”   - The NY Times

This is Sadie "Unlocks Kids' Imaginations" - Brown Girl Gumbo

This is Sadie "Unlocks Kids' Imaginations...It’s the perfect show to introduce your little ones to live theater." - Brown Girl Gumbo

Best Winter Theater for Kids - Red Tricycle

Thank you to Red Tricycle for including Laurie Berkner's Pillowland on your list of the Best Winter Theater for Kids! Read more...

"Transcends Pure Entertainment" - The NY Times

The Emperor's New Clothes and More Magical Stories "transcends pure entertainment...it is as poignant as Andersen might have wished."  - The New York Times | Read more...

The Emperor's New Clothes... is One of Best Family Shows in NYC for Christmas 2018!

One of Best Family Shows in NYC for Christmas 2018! Read More...
Jarred Bedgood and Allison Pappas in Pillowland

"Makes bedtime powerfully attractive" - The NY Times

The New York Times says Pillowland "Makes bedtime powerfully attractive" Read more...
Jarred Bedgood leading the Audience to Pillowland

"One of our top fall family theater picks for 2018!" - Mommy Poppins

Mommy Poppins calls Pillowland "One of our top fall family theater picks for 2018!" Read more...

"Perfect for the Entire Family!" - FiDi Families

FiDi Families calls Pillowland "Perfect for the Entire Family!" Read more...

Read more Reviews of New York City Children’s Theater’s shows

What Our Audiences are Saying

Each Student Showed Their Enthusiasm

“The use of video, music and puppets effectively engaged our students. Each student showed their enthusiasm each time Piper was brought out."

We Are Grateful for Your Creativity and Talent

“We are very grateful to be the recipients of your creativity and talent! Every year we look forward to your program.”
The cast of This is Sadie performing a number from the show

It was a Great Performance!

My students were excited to be chosen as volunteers and the sensory objects definitely kept them engaged. It was a great performance!

Read more Audience Raves about New York City Children’s Theater